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MS in Accounting

Liberty University Online's Master of Science in Accounting program gives students the opportunity to develop their accounting knowledge and expertise. Learn more about the Master of Science in Accounting program at Liberty University Online here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Accounting

School Offering Program:

Liberty University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Those interested in applying to this Master of Science in Accounting program should have completed certain accounting prerequisites and be interested in a career as an accountant or a similar role. All master's level programs at Liberty University require a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

Liberty University's Master of Science in Accounting's online program is designed to be flexible enough to fit into any person's schedule. The degree contributes towards the 150 hours of learning required before taking the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. This program intends to give graduates a well-rounded education to prepare them for all aspects of a career in accounting. Students will have the opportunity to choose a generalized study track or can specialize in a particular aspect of accounting like forensic accounting, financial services or accounting. Training in this program includes accounting best practices and is designed to build on a general business background or to enhance accounting knowledge. Coursework includes study in areas like accounting ethics, financial management, and auditing.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

30 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Liberty University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Accounting:

The Master of Science in Accounting program includes 21 credits worth of core courses along with 9 credits chosen from several elective course options. If a student chooses a particular specialization, the electives choices may be narrowed. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Liberty University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (21 credits)

  • Advanced Business Law for Accountants
  • Advanced Cost Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Tax Research & Jurisprudence
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Advanced Financial Accounting Theory
  • Accounting Ethics

General Cognate (9 credits)

  • Students can choose three of the following courses:
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Strategic Leadership & Management
    • Effective Executive Communication
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Strategic Marketing Management
    • Managerial Finance
    • International Business

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of a Master of Science in Accounting may be interested in growing their career by pursuing a terminal degree. After completing a master's program, graduates could further deepen their accounting knowledge or branch out into public administration or finance.

Possible programs include:

  • Doctor of Business Administration: Accounting
  • Doctor of Business Administration: Finance
  • Doctor of Public Administration

Career Paths:

The Master of Science in Accounting program at Liberty University is designed to prepare graduates for a successful career in the field of accounting. The degree aims to give students both theoretical and practical experience to prepare them to contribute positively to organizations in the public or the private sector.

Possible careers include:

  • Certified public accountant
  • Audit accountant
  • Finance manager
  • Business owner

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