Master of Science in Accounting
Increase the Sum Total of Your Knowledge with a Masters Degree in Accounting
Strayer Universitys Master in Accounting provides great insight into the business world and provides you with important flexibility within all realms of corporate life. With a Master of Science in Accounting (MSAC) degree, you can embark upon a new adventure in your career.
Refine your knowledge of advanced accounting concepts and practices, including managerial accounting and auditing, financial reporting, cash and resource planning, analysis and decision-making, taxation, and systems and internal control management.
Coursework prepares graduates for positions such as Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Financial Accounting and Reporting Manager, and Accounting Manager. Also provides preparation* for the CPA and CMA exams.
*Does not by itself meet the requirements to obtain licensure for CPA or CMA; check with your state board of accountancy for specific requirements.
Key learning objectives
Upon successful completion of the MSAC-Corporate Accounting program, students should be able to:
- Apply accounting standards to business transactions and financial reporting requirements.
- Explain a companys standard costs, variances, cost allocations, relevant information for decision making, and capital budgeting techniques.
- Apply the Statements on Auditing Standards.
- Analyze and explain the standard setting process, accounting research, and the major problem areas of financial accounting.
- Apply inductive, deductive and capital market approaches to asset valuation.
- Analyze the requirements for financial reporting disclosures and relevant information to investors and creditors.
- Apply taxation regulations to corporate entities.
- ACC 563-Advanced Accounting Theory
- ACC 565-Organizational Tax Research and Planning
- ACC 573-Financial Reporting and Analysis
Program LengthStrayer University students are mostly working adults who earn their degrees at their own pace and on their own schedule. Most students attend part-time, and the normal time to complete this program is 4.5 years.
On-Time Graduation Rate88% of our students who graduated from this program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, did so within 4.5 years.
Program CostsCost information for Strayer University programs is available at www.strayer.edu/tuition-and-fees. The tuition and fees for the entire program at current rates are $28,820 for both full-time and part-time students. Tuition rates apply to all new and readmit undergraduate students enrolling for Winter 2014 and future quarters. Rates also apply to undergraduate students who enrolled in the Fall 2013 Graduation Fund Plus Program at participating campuses in Virginia and Texas. For all other students enrolled prior to Winter 2014, please visit www.strayer.edu/tuition-and-fees for undergraduate tuition rates. The total estimated cost for books and supplies for the entire program is $1,800. Strayer University does not offer on-campus housing.
Median Loan DebtFor all students completing this program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, the median cumulative loan debt for each of the following are:
- Federal student loans: $58,200
- Private loans: $0
- Institutional finance loans: $0
Occupations for this program
The following U.S. Department of Labor Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes and occupational titles are disclosed pursuant to U.S. Department of Education regulations, and correspond to the U.S. Department of Education Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code for this program.
|Title||O*Net Link||SOC Code|
|Financial Managers, Branch or Department||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-3031.02||11-3031.02|
|Treasurers and Controllers||http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-3031.01||11-3031.01|