UNDERSTAND THE MEANING BEHIND THE NUMBERS

A Strayer online Master of Science in Accounting takes you far beyond financial data and analysis. You’ll gain the skills you need to provide insight and direction on expanding markets, resource and asset management and emerging opportunities. You’ll apply technical concepts to real-world domestic and global business operations, economic theories to business problems, and accounting principles to the business decision-making process. And, you’ll learn how to communicate it all to a variety of audiences.

 

Take on larger roles where you are or gain the confidence to run your own company—either way, a Strayer online Master of Science in Accounting degree prepares you for the future

AT-A-GLANCE

Summer Classes Start:

July 1

Courses to Complete:

12

Cost Per Course:

$1,665

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THE STRAYER EXPERIENCE

MEETING YOU WHERE YOU ARE

We know Strayer isn’t your only option for an online degree. But, we can offer you an education based on the highest academic standards, a strong return on your investment, and the supports you need to maintain a school-work-life balance. Our flexible programs let you pursue your degree while juggling the things that matter most—caring for kids and parents, growing and advancing in your career, and contributing to your community.

RECOGNIZED NATIONWIDE

Employers know our name. For more than 125 years, we’ve been making college possible for working adults.

  • Curriculum designed by industry leaders
  • Courses taught by experienced faculty
  • Sought-after accreditation
  • Pioneers in online education

FLEXIBLE TO MATCH YOUR DAY

Each of us has times when we’re at our best. Our programs let you make the most of them.

  • Work at your own pace
  • Four quarters each year
  • 24-hour online tech support

SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & MORE

Cost should never prohibit an education. We help you start from the best possible financial place for you.

  • Financial aid advice – videos & in-person support
  • Potential savings through eligible transfer and experiential learning credits
  • Guidance when seeking financial aid

KEY COURSES IN THE ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING

  • 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

    Covers the creation, use, and interpretation of internal accounting data and information. Emphasizes 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 society's 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.

AN EDUCATION THAT’S RELEVANT FROM DAY ONE

You want a degree that’s competitive and skills that are relevant. You want to climb the ladder at a Big 4 firm or balance the ledger for colorful, exciting companies. You may even to go into business on your own.  

 

Let’s get your career moving. Strayer University’s online Master of Science in Accounting includes five engaging areas of concentration:

 

  • Corporate accounting gives you the skills to manage transactions, budgeting, reporting and valuation for complex business entities.
  • Forensic accounting allows you to reduce company risk and sniff out fraud.
  • An online master’s in accounting that focuses on international accounting provides your entryway into an increasingly interconnected global economy.
  • A concentration in public accounting gives you a wide range of options, allowing you to work with individuals, for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, and even government entities.
    Gearing your online master’s in accounting towards taxation and tax-related issues means your services will always be needed.
     

What direction will you choose for your online master’s in accounting at Strayer University? We’re excited to find out.

MAKING IT ALL POSSIBLE

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & TOOLS

We can help you identify, understand and qualify for a variety of financial aid options.

The financial assistance that may be available to you includes:

  • Federal financial aid programs
  • Military education benefits
  • Selected state grant programs
  • Tuition benefit programs

Tuition Information

Scholarships and Grants

ADMISSION TO A STRAYER’S MASTER’S PROGRAM

To qualify for admission to an advanced degree program at Strayer, you’ll need to submit an application, proof that you completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities you’ve attended.

 

Strayer also requires satisfactory performance in at least one of the following areas:

 

  • 2.50 out of 4.0 undergraduate GPA during the junior and senior years
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) (450 or better)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (1,000 or better)

For more details, visit our course catalog

Evidence of Graduate Potential

Program Disclosure

Information for Tennessee Students

ACBSP Student Achievement Information

YOUR CHOICE OF STRUCTURE

Days. Nights. Weekends. Online anytime or on campus when you want. Our programs are designed for adults who lead busy lives.

  • We continually update our online resources to bring you the latest technology and facilitate a better student experience.
  • Our campuses offer resources whenever you need them.
  • Your personal Success Coach will help ensure it all fits together in a program that meets your goals.
     

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At least three years of professional experience in a leadership, management, or problem-solving role.  This will also require evidence of graduate potential that may include an interview with a Campus Dean.

INFORMATION FOR TENNESSEE ONLINE STUDENTS

Strayer University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Strayer University, please visit  www.state.tn.us/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button. Please contact your campus director or campus dean with any questions regarding the information provided on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission website. Credits earned at Strayer University may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Strayer University. You should obtain confirmation that Strayer University will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Strayer University to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Strayer University prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Strayer University to another educational institutions may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Strayer University if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Strayer University and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Strayer University before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

GRADUATES OF ACBSP ACCREDITED PROGRAMS

Number of Students Completing ACBSP-Accredited Degree Programs
  2015 2016 2017
Program Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients Nbr. of recipients
AAAC 41 62 64
AABA 676 754 842
AACM 20 19 22
AAMK 15 11 13
BBA 1,831 1,899 2,023
BSAC 248 218 221
JWEMBA 167 237 364
MBA 1,802 1,786 1,747
MHSA/MSHS 204 208 183
MSAC 217 174 164
MSHR 304 301 254
MSMG 261 236 278
Total 5,786 5,905 6,175

Source: Strayer University's Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Graduated Students 2015-2017 (updated 7/10/2018).

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