Master of Science in Accounting
Increase the Sum Total of Your Knowledge with a Masters Degree in Accounting
Strayer Universitys Master in Accounting with Public Accounting* concentration 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.
Explore advanced public accounting topics. Enhance your knowledge of key areas, including regulation, auditing, the business environment, and financial accounting and reporting.
Coursework will prepare graduates to work in public accounting firms or to take on the responsibilities of a CPA in any sector. Also provides preparation* for the CPA exam.
*Does not by itself meet the requirements to obtain licensure for CPA; check with your state board of accountancy for specific requirements.
Key Learning Outcomes
- Recommend solutions to ethical situations in the context of the ethics and responsibilities of accountants, informed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Code of Professional Conduct, tax practice, common law liability to clients and third parties, and federal statutory liability.
- Apply the rules of contract law, the UCC, and real property issues to business situations and recommend solutions.
- Develop solutions to problems applicable to the federal taxation of individuals, corporations, partnerships, fiduciaries, estates, and gifts.
- Apply the techniques of financial statement audits and Electronic Data Processing (EDP) audits to businesses and prepare the various types of audit reports, as well as other types of reports issued by the CPA in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards and the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
- Analyze the microeconomic and macroeconomic principles, both domestically and internationally, that impact businesses and recommend solutions.
- Apply various advanced financial management tools and planning and measurement methodologies to business situations and recommend solutions.
- Analyze the methodologies that apply to the transactions and financial statements of for-profit companies, not-for-profits, and governmental entities, as well as business combinations.
- Demonstrate improved oral and written communication skills in presenting and analyzing financial accounting and reporting information.
- ACC 575-Business Law and Tax
- ACC 576-Auditing and Business Concepts
- ACC 577-Comprehensive Financial Accounting
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|