MS in Accounting
Kaplan University's Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to help prepare students for professional practice in both the public and private sectors. Students will have the opportunity to study advanced knowledge of auditing, taxation, cost accounting, financial accounting, and related topics. Read more about the Kaplan University Master of Science in Accounting program here.
Official Program Name:
Master of Science in Accounting
School Offering Program:
Master of Science
Kaplan University's Master of Science in Accounting program is designed for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in business with a major in accounting or finance. The objective of the program is to prepare students for professional practice within the field of accounting. Enrolled students could choose one of four specializations: audit, finance, government, or tax. These specializations are meant to prepare students to sit for various certification examinations, including the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) examinations.
Program Length/Total Credits Required:
52 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.
Financial Aid Available:
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.
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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Accounting:
Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
Core Requirements and Electives
- AC 501: Financial Accounting and Reporting (4 credits)
- AC 502: Regulation (4 credits)
- AC 503: Advanced Auditing (4 credits)
- AC 504: Ethical Issues in Business and Accounting (4 credits)
- AC 505: Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting (4 credits)
- AC 507: Corporate Tax Decisions and Strategies (4 credits)
- GB 512: Business Communications (4 credits)
- GB 540: Economics for Global Decision Makers (4 credits)
- Accounting Electives (20 credits)
Post Graduation Opportunities
The Kaplan University MS in Accounting program is designed to prepare students to pursue mid-level management positions in both the public and private sectors. While enrolled in the program, students have the opportunity to develop technical skills, analytical skills, and advanced knowledge of accounting and finance principles. Upon graduation, students could be better prepared to sit for professional certification exams, including the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examinations.*
Positions graduates could pursue include:
- Internal auditor
- Government accountant
- Management accountant
- Public accountant
- Tax accountant
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