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MS in Accounting - Auditing

Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Auditing program offers coursework that meets the International Standards on Auditing and can help students prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in most states. Discover more about the Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Auditing program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Auditing

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Students thinking of applying to the Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Auditing program should be interested in learning about fundamental accounting principles and how to implement federal auditing and transparency policies. Applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree to seek admission into this master's program.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Auditing program at Southern New Hampshire University offers students training in financial management, international corporate management, estate and gift taxation, SEC reporting, and financial reporting for income taxes, statements of changes in financial position, stockholders' equity, partnerships, estates, trusts, and pensions. Students have the opportunity to study forensic accounting, fraud prevention and detection techniques, investigative techniques, and types of fraud, such as understating liabilities, off balance sheet financing, fictitious sales, and income smoothing. The program also covers EDP auditing and the internal control of accounting information systems needed for compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act requiring auditors to attest to the standards of internal control.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of loans, scholarships, and grants. Contact the SNHU One Stop office to learn more about your financial aid options.

Application Fees:

No application fee for April & June terms.

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

  • Advanced Auditing
  • Principles of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
  • Detection and Prevention of Fraudulent Financial Statements
  • Seminar in Audit and Information Assurance
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Reporting I, II and III
  • Auditing MBA 610 Business Law
  • Federal Taxation of Individuals
  • Control/Audit of Accounting Info System
  • Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting
  • Federal Income Tax of Corporations and Partnerships
  • Financial Management
  • Multinational Corporate Management
  • Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making

If you do not have a bachelor's in business, accounting or finance, you may be required to take additional foundation courses to prepare you well for your advanced study in accounting and finance.

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Career Paths:

Accountants are needed by virtually every business. Graduates of the Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Auditing program could have the skills needed to seek employment in accounting firms, banking and financial institutions, small businesses, corporations, government agencies, and other providers of financial services. Graduates of the program may be eligible to sit for the CPA exam; obtaining this professional certification could increase employment opportunities. Graduates could pursue positions such as.

  • Auditor
  • Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Government Auditor

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