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MS in Accounting - Finance

Purdue University Global's Master of Science 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 online graduate degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Finance

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of this program should have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited university in accounting, finance, and business, and possess strong analytical and math skills. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Accounting - Finance program at Purdue University Global is designed to help students develop strong problem solving and critical thinking skills and an understanding of accounting analysis, compliance, and risk management practices. In the accounting concentration courses, students will have the opportunity to study accounting theory, enterprise risk management, and global financial reporting standards. An accounting research course allows students to delve into extensive research projects. Core coursework provides studies in financial reporting systems, legal issues and regulations in accounting, internal and external auditing, budgeting, corporate taxation, and differential analysis.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

52 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

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

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Finance:

Students of this program must complete a core curriculum of various accounting practices, three concentration area courses, and required electives. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (36 credits)

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Regulation
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Ethical Issues in Business and Accounting
  • Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting
  • Corporate Tax Decisions and Strategies
  • Business Communications
  • Economics for Global Decision Makers
  • Graduate Capstone in Accounting

Finance Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Accounting Research
  • Enterprise Risk Analysis and Planning
  • Computer Forensics and Investigations
  • International Accounting Standards and Global Financial Reporting

Elective Courses (4 credits)

  • Accounting elective

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the MS in Accounting with a focus in finance can further their education at Purdue University Global. Graduate certificates are available in the following areas:

  • Graduate Certificate in Accounting
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resources

Career Paths:

Those who earn the Master of Science degree in Accounting - Finance might be prepared to assume upper management positions in corporate finance offices, accounting firms, or lending institutions. They could have developed the necessary skills for these positions after studying advanced risk management, auditing, and financial and cost accounting procedures.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Senior financial analyst
  • Internal audit director
  • Corporate controller
  • Chief financial officer

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