Master of Science in Accounting

Corporate 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

Click here to see full Accounting – Corporate Accounting curriculum and course descriptions

Program Disclosures

Information for Tennessee Online Students

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School of Business ACBSP Accreditation Strayer University's College of Business is accredited by ACBSP, a leading specialized accreditation association for business education.


Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 267-284-5000), which is one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. The Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


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