STRAYER MASTERS IN ACCOUNTING: LEAD BY NUMBERS.

Your knowledge of financial accounting gives you a unique view into the business world. It can also build a flexible foundation for leadership. A Strayer accounting degree at the master’s level can help you position yourself to go beyond financial data and analysis to insight into expanding markets, resource and asset management and emerging economic opportunities.

This is more than just an advanced accounting degree. The Strayer accounting program prepares you to grow your role in your company or confidently embark on your own business venture.

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Tailor your on campus or online master’s degree in accounting with one of five functional concentrations, including corporate accounting, public accounting and taxation

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Our degrees can help the lay the foundation for your continued education.

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A Strayer master’s degree in accounting helps you apply theoretical constructs to domestic and global business operations, relevant economic theory to business problems and accounting principles to the business decision-making process. You’ll develop not only your knowledge of financial information and systems but also your ability to communicate information effectively to multiple audiences. Use managerial accounting data and reports and make recommendations for ethical business decisions and business growth.

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Nearly 87% of Strayer master’s degree recipients surveyed said their degree had an impact on them meeting their professional or career goals. — OIRAE Graduates Survey, April 2013

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Choose a Concentration to Customize Your Degree.

Corporate Accounting

Forensic Accounting

International Accounting

Public Accounting

Taxation

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  • International Accounting
  • Public Accounting
  • Taxation
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Master of Science in Accounting

Forensic Accounting

ADD FINANCE AND LEADERSHIP

Analyze key knowledge areas critical to effective forensic accounting functions, including the risk environment and managing responsibility in the control environment
Learn to perform fraud audits, as well as how to prevent and detect fraud
Prepare* for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam. *Does not by itself meet the requirements to obtain licensure for CFE. Check with your state board of accountancy for specific requirements
Analyze the knowledge and skills required for a forensic accounting expert
Apply key forensic accounting concepts, such as risk assessment, within an organizational environment
Apply tools and techniques used in fraud detection and prevention

FOR REAL-WORLD CAREERS SUCH AS:

Accountant
Auditor
Budget Analyst
Financial Analyst
Financial Manager

Classes start

Oct. 6th

Credit Hours

54

Courses

12

Cost per Course

$2,325 Tuition and Fees

Graduate in

4.5 years
Take classes online or at these campuses nearest you:

Loudoun

45150 Russell Branch Pkwy Suite 200
Ashburn, VA 20147
United States
P:
703.729.8800

Manassas

9990 Battleview Parkway
Manassas, VA 20109
United States
P:
703.330.8400

Rockville

4 Research Place Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
United States
P:
301.548.5500
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KEY COURSES IN YOUR CONCENTRATION.

ACC 571-Forensic Accounting

Get a framework for understanding forensic accounting. Study various foundation areas of importance to the forensic accountant, the basic forensic accounting tools and practice areas relevant to forensic accounting.

ACC 574-Emerging Auditing Technologies

Focus on the independent auditor’s assurances for financial statements and other documents in the context of auditing organizations and their business strategies. Compare traditional independent auditing procedures to those found in the emerging new audit process and risk models.

ACC 578-Fraud Prevention and Detection

Evaluate the fraud risk environment, key roles related to fraud prevention and strategies for fraud prevention and detection.

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Tuition and Fees

Application Fee:$50 (not applicable in all states)

Technology Fee:$65.00 per quarter

Tuition:

$2,325.00 per course (Full-Time), $2,325.00 per course (Part Time). Textbooks and supplies are not included in the tuition rates and must be purchased by the student. You should allow approximately $1,800.00 for textbooks and supplies over the course of your degree.

Tuition rates apply to all new and readmit graduate students. For all students enrolled as an undergraudate prior to Winter 2014, please Click here for graduate tuition rates.

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Graduate in 1.5 to 3 years

  Classes Per Quarter Time to Graduate
Full-time 2 or more per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 1.5 years or fewer
Part-time 1 class per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 3 years

Strayer University's academic calendar runs on te quarter systems, which means that classes start 4 times per year. Classes meet for 11 weeks with 1-2 week breaks between quarters. The above times to graduate assume that students are enrolled in consecutive quarters. All of these facts and figures refer to any concentration that you choose.

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KEY COURSES IN YOUR MAJOR.

ACC 557-Financial Accounting

Get a framework for financial accounting concepts and practices used internally and externally in businesses. Topics include the accounting cycle, financial reporting, financial statements analysis, ratio calculation and interpretation, and management decision making based on financial results.

ACC 560-Managerial Accounting

Discuss the creation, use and interpretation of internal accounting data and information. Emphasize the managerial functions of cost control and reporting, budgeting, profit planning and projections used in decision making.

ACC 562-Advanced Auditing

Analyze current auditing issues in depth, including professional standards and ethics, internal control gathering and documentation of evidences, and statistical sampling. Focus on detailed analysis of audit programs and EDP, as well as concepts concerning the financial condition and operation of commercial enterprises.

ACC 564-Accounting Information Systems

Get an introduction to systems analysis and how information systems concepts apply to the accounting process and accounting models, both manual and automated.

ACC 599-Graduate Accounting Capstone

Apply knowledge related to financial and managerial accounting, forensic accounting and auditing concepts. Use critical thinking and decision-making skills in real world business cases involving complex accounting decision through analysis, synthesis, prescription and application of accounting concepts. A grade of ‘B’ or higher is required.

ECO 550-Managerial Economics and Globalization

Apply relevant economic theory to develop a framework of analysis and techniques that you can use to decide how to allocate a firm’s scarce resources to achieve its objectives. Use economic analysis to support business strategy decisions that promote competitiveness in an environment of changing domestic and international market conditions, government regulations, trade policies and resource availability. Systematically analyze how global economic integration affects the production, input sourcing and pricing decisions of firms operating in different market structures.

FIN 534-Financial Management

Understand financial concepts and review the basic tools and strategies for making financial decisions. Measure and compare risks across investment opportunities. Analyze how organizations choose the set of securities they issue to raise capital from investors as well as how organizations form a capital structure. Examine how the choice of capital structure affects the value of the firm.

LEG 500-Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance

Examine and evaluate the legal environment and ethical challenges of management and organizations. Review approaches to enhance corporate accountability, foster an ethical work environment, ensure legal compliance and provide effective leadership. Analyze the impact of management decisions, corporate governance and the leaders individual conduct on a business ability to meet its obligations to stakeholders. Evaluate alternative courses of action from an economic, legal and ethical perspective to ensure management meets corporate responsibilities to create wealth, obey the law and observe societys ethical standards. Examine the key elements of effective corporate governance, the predominate schools of ethical thought in relation to strategic management and the ethical consideration for global operations.

LEG 565-Commercial Law

Analyze the legal environment in which business must operate. Examine key provisions of the major federal laws related to labor, consumer protection, property rights, securities, bankruptcy and environmental protection. Review the various forms of business and the topic of corporate governance. Examine contracts and the UCC, product liabilities, torts and issues associated with intellectual property. Discuss legal issues associated with international business.

MAT 540-Quantitative Methods

Apply quantitative methods to systems management (Decision Theory), and/or methods of decision making with respect to sampling, organizing and analyzing empirical data.

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