Kaplan University

MS in Accounting - Finance

Kaplan University's MS in Accounting with a specialization in Finance program is designed to provide students who are already knowledgeable about business practices with advanced knowledge of strategic financial management. Read more about this convenient graduate degree program here.

Official Program Name:

MS in Accounting with a specialization in Finance

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Master of Science

Program Description:

Individuals interested in enrolling in the Master of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Finance program should have a 4-year degree in a related field, such as business, finance, or accounting. Once accepted into the program, students will have the chance to examine contemporary practices and economic issues that can affect domestic as well as international accounting. In addition, the program is designed to explore ethical and regulatory issues in the field. The curriculum is also intended to teach students about business risk analysis and administration. Other topics to be covered include global trade and international exchange rates, federal income tax principles, supply-and-demand, fraud examination, profit analysis, cost accounting, and budgeting.

Learning Format:


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 an MS in Accounting with a Finance Specialization:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Accounting 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 (8 credits)

Finance Specialization Requirements

  • AC 551: Accounting Research (4 credits)
  • AC 554: Enterprise Risk Analysis and Planning (4 credits)
  • AC 558: International Accounting Standards and Global Financial Reporting (4 credits)

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Career Paths:

This Kaplan University master's degree program is designed to ready accounting professionals to take on responsibilities in fiscal analysis, decision-making, and management. Upon completion of this program, graduates could go on to work for government agencies, businesses, banks, financial service firms, or consulting agencies. They could be able to seek professional credentials from such organizations as the American Institute of CPAs or the Institute of Management Accountants.*

A Master of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Finance degree could allow individuals to pursue opportunities as:

  • Controllers
  • Financial advisors
  • Auditors

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