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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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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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.