Online Master of Science in Accounting Corporate Accounting
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Support the bottom line in business
Earn your MS in Accounting, Corporate Accounting concentration from Strayer University, where you can develop skills to help a business succeed financially. You’ll focus on understanding the transactions and regulations related to corporate financial environments. Stay focused on your studies and keep going in other areas of your life with this flexible, online program.
Winter Classes Start on January 4
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
Earn your degree online with Strayer
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Dive deep into accounting
In this program, you’ll explore the basic concepts and principles of financial accounting and reporting used in businesses today. Plus, you’ll explore advanced topics that can help you gain an edge in your field.
Build your skills
- Examine complex concepts in organizational tax research and planning.
- Understand concepts in financial reporting and analysis.
- Apply advanced accounting theory to make better informed business decisions.
The high-quality higher education you deserve
Accredited online university
Strayer University is proud to be certified or accredited by four respected organizations. We’re committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn an industry-recognized diploma you’re proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.
Strayer University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), www.msche.org. Strayer University’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. MSCHE most recently reaffirmed Strayer University’s accreditation status in June 2017, with the next self-study evaluation scheduled for the 2025–2026 academic year.
MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Courses earned from Strayer University do not automatically qualify the holder to participate in professional licensing examinations to practice certain professions in any state. All students interested in practicing a regulated accounting profession requiring licensure from a state regulatory agency should contact the appropriate state regulatory agency in their field of interest. A listing of contact information for the most common accounting-related licensing boards is available on the Strayer website at: https://www.strayer.edu/footer-links/student-consumer-information/licensed-careers.
Licensing information is also available from the following
websites: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (www.aicpa.org),
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (www.nasba.org),
Institute of Internal Auditors (www.theiia.org), Institute of Management
Accountants (www.imanet.org) and the Accreditation Council
for Accountancy and Taxation (www.acatcredentials.org).
Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Transfer up to 4 classes toward your master's degree.
Save up to 25% off the cost of select master’s degrees. Eligibility rules apply.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you advance in your company and your career.
Prerequisite: ACC 556 or ACC 557
Provides a frame of reference for advanced accounting theories. Emphasizes income, liability and asset valuation based on inductive, deductive and capital market approaches. Also surveys price level changes, monetary and nonmonetary factors, problems of ownership equities and the disclosure of relevant information to investors and creditors.
Provides a basis for examining additional, more complex topics in corporate and partnership taxation. Additional topics such as estate and gift taxes, fiduciary accounting, tax-exempt entities, and qualified and non-qualified plans are discussed. Ethics, research, and tax planning are an integral part of the course.
This course prepares students to address concepts of financial reporting and analysis required in the business environment. Students learn important criteria for preparing and presenting financial statements and the related footnote information. Focus is on the analysis of financial statements and related information from the standpoint of the different users of financial reports.
Prerequisite: ACC 403
Surveys in-depth analysis of current auditing issues, including professional standards and ethics, internal control gathering and documentation of evidence, and statistical sampling. Focuses on detailed analysis of audit programs and electronic data processing, as well as concepts concerning the financial condition and operation of commercial enterprises.
Introduces the student to systems analysis and application of information systems concepts to the accounting process and accounting models, both manual and automated.
This course allows students to apply the knowledge gained in the program related to financial and managerial accounting, forensic accounting and auditing concepts. The students will apply critical thinking and decision-making skills to 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 for satisfactory course completion.
Master’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.
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Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
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