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MS in Accounting - Corporate Accounting

Students who enjoy mathematics and who would like the opportunity to seek careers in accounting management might pursue graduate degrees such as Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Corporate Accounting.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Corporate Accounting

School Offering Program:

Strayer University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

This program is ideal for those currently working in the accounting field who want to gain more knowledge and heighten potential career prospects. Applicants to Strayer University should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent; however, graduate or specialized programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

This program is designed for students who want to learn to oversee financial transactions and reporting procedures for given companies. Program participants will be able to explore advanced accounting concepts. Coursework focuses on capital market approaches, capital budgeting practices, cost allocations, and taxation regulations. Students who select the Corporate Accounting concentration will closely examine topics such as financial reporting, auditing, internal control management, and resource planning. Though the program is not designed to meet educational requirements for certifications, those who successfully complete all program requirements may acquire sufficient knowledge to pursue professional credentials, such as the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or the CMA (Certified Management Accountant).

Learning Format:

Online and Campus-Based

Program Length:

54 credits.

Financial Aid:

Students enrolled in Strayer University may be eligible for federal grants and loans, employer tuition assistance, military benefits, state grants, institutional scholarships, and private loans.

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

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

Area I - Core Component (40.5 credits)

  • ACC 557: Financial Accounting
  • ACC 560: Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 562: Advanced Auditing
  • ACC 564: Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 599: Graduate Accounting Capstone
  • ECO 550: Managerial Economics and Globalization
  • FIN 534: Financial Management
  • LEG 500: Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance
  • LEG 565: Commercial Law
  • MAT 540: Quantitative Methods

Area II - Corporate Accounting Concentration Component (13.5 credits)

  • ACC 563: Advanced Accounting Theory
  • ACC 565: Organizational Tax Research Planning
  • ACC 573: Financial Reporting and Analysis

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who are looking for faculty or accounting research positions will likely need additional education in the form of an advanced degree program.

Some colleges and universities offer doctoral degrees including:

  • Ph.D. in Accounting
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in:
    • Accounting

Career Paths:

Graduates can explore career opportunities in settings such as public accounting firms and corporations in areas such as financial statement preparation, budget review, auditing assistance, corporate taxation accounting, and business strategizing.

Graduates might be qualified to pursue the following positions:

  • Financial Accounting Manager
  • Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer

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