Master of Science in Accountancy
The University of Phoenix Master of Science in Accountancy program is designed to prepare students for the Certified Public Accountant or other professional certification exam. Learn more about the University of Phoenix Master of Science in Accountancy program here.
Official Program Name:
Master of Science in Accountancy
School Offering Program:
University of Phoenix
Master of Science
Aspiring learners in the University of Phoenix Master of Science in Accountancy program should have already earned a bachelor's degree. They may have earned this degree in an area related to accountancy, such as business, finance, or accounting.
Students enrolled in the University of Phoenix Master of Science in Accountancy program have the opportunity to learn about accounting topics such as financial reporting, accounting information systems, taxation, and accounting ethics. The program is designed to prepare students for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, and the program's core courses are aligned with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy's standards. Students have the opportunity to use the CPA Test Prep software throughout the program. Since state eligibility requirements for the CPA exam vary, students should check eligibility requirements for their state.
University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org).
Online and On-campus
Program Length / Total Credits Required:
Financial Aid Available:
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.
Required Courses for a Master of Science in Accountancy:
Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
- COM 530: Communications for Accountants (3 credits)
- ACC 537: Financial Accounting (3 credits)
- ACC 541: Accounting Theory & Research (3 credits)
- ACC 542: Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)
- ACC 543: Managerial Accounting & Legal Aspects of Business (3 credits)
- ACC 544: Internal Control Systems (3 credits)
- ACC 545: Financial Reporting (3 credits)
- ACC 546: Auditing (3 credits)
- ACC 547: Taxation (3 credits)
- ACC 548: Not-for-Profit & Government Accounting (3 credits)
- ACC 556: Forensic Accounting (3 credits)
- ACC 557: Accounting Ethics (3 credits)
University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (http://hlcommission.org). Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor. University of Phoenix obtained its most recent 10-year Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2012-13. A comprehensive evaluation is scheduled for 2016-17, and the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation is scheduled for 2022-23. For more information about University of Phoenix accreditations and licensures, please visit http://www.phoenix.edu/about_us/accreditation.html.
The University's Central Administration is located at 1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85282-2371. Online Campus: 3157 E. Elwood St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
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