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Master of Science in Accounting - Public Accounting

Strayer University Online



Through the online Master of Science in Accounting - Public Accounting degree program from Strayer University, students will work to develop the in-depth skills that are needed for succeeding in a variety of public accounting careers, as well as gain the advanced knowledge that is required for developing, creating, and managing various components of today's complex public accounting system.

The primary objective of the Master of Science in Accounting (MSAC) is to provide specialized, graduate level education to persons seeking positions as professional accountants in industry, government, and non-profit organizations. In addition, the MSAC program offers graduates much of the academic background necessary to pursue certification in public accounting (CPA) and management accounting (CMA).

As a student in this program, individuals will take a number of online accounting courses that will cover topics, such as:

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Auditing and the Business Environment
  • Regulation
  • Commercial Law
  • Directed Research Project
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Managerial Economics and Globalization
  • Information Systems for Decision-Making

Students entering the program must have completed two mathematical studies courses: (i) an introduction to college mathematics, which emphasizes the representation and operation of polynomials and rational expressions, functions, and the graphing of linear functions, as well as methods of solving linerar and quadratic equations; and (ii) a descriptive statistics course, which concentrates on the art of describing and summarizing data via experimental design, measures of central tendency, correlation and regression, and probability and chance variability, as well as their use in the social sciences, economics, and business.

Accreditation Information

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education

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