Master of Science in Accounting

The MS in Accounting program distinguishes itself with a blend of schedule flexibility, academic rigor, practical relevance, and a connection to the contemporary business environment. The integration of mentorship and a diverse curriculum ensures our graduates are technically proficient and well-prepared for the demands of a rapidly evolving accounting landscape.

Prepare for a transformative journey that combines academic excellence, practical experience, and a supportive community. Engage with expert faculty, connect with industry leaders through mentorship, and graduate with a comprehensive skill set that sets you apart in the competitive accounting landscape.

Program Highlights

  • Flexible Schedule Options. Finish your degree in one year with a full-time schedule or in less than two years part-time.
  • Holistic Learning Environment. Experience a dynamic and collaborative environment that leverages real-world scenarios, modern technologies, and interactive teaching methods.
  • Small Class Sizes. Develop a strong network in an inclusive learning community and benefit from direct access to your professors.
  • Engaging Mentorship Opportunities. Connect with industry professionals to support your academic and career journey.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum. Immerse yourself in a well-rounded curriculum covering financial reporting, taxation, audit, and technology-driven accounting.
  • Faculty Excellence. Learn from distinguished faculty who bring a wealth of industry experience and academic expertise to the classroom.

Information Session

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Admissions Requirements

Admission to the MS in Accounting program is competitive yet accessible. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds who demonstrate academic excellence, professional experience, and a commitment to ethical practices.

Who Should Apply

Our program caters to individuals seeking advanced accounting education, whether recent graduates or seasoned professionals looking to enhance their skills.

See detailed application requirements and deadlines.

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Outcomes of this Program

Upon completion, you will emerge as a highly skilled and well-rounded accounting professional, ready to tackle complex challenges in various sectors. Our graduates are sought after for their analytical prowess, ethical grounding, and strategic thinking, positioning them for leadership roles in accounting firms, corporations, and governmental organizations.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply discipline-specific technical and conceptual knowledge to address both routine and complex accounting transactions and topics.
  • Apply critical thinking, problem solving, and analysis of the risk environment and economic reasoning skills to support business decisions in a data driven environment.
  • Produce clearly written documents and oral presentations conveying accounting information in both technical and non-technical terms.
  • Demonstrate awareness of evolving ethical and social obligations including the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as professional regulations and standards, and apply them to make informed decisions.

Professional Opportunities

  • Internal auditor
  • Managerial accountant
  • Tax examiner
  • Budget analyst
  • Government auditor
  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA) (additional study required)

Meet with our Faculty

In our Annual Tax Ethics Conference 2024

A full day of accounting education and Board of Accountancy-approved credits for CPAs in our annual Tax Ethics Conference. This virtual-only deep dive into tax ethics features returning key speaker Tom Neill, CPA. Join us online for this richly informative and educational experience.