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MS in Accounting - International Accounting

Individuals who would like the opportunity to master accounting theories and earn about global accounting practices might consider enrollment at Strayer University. The school offers a Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in International Accounting.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in International Accounting

School Offering Program:

Strayer University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Potential students might have prior accounting knowledge and might be currently employed as financial management, accounting, or bookkeeping professionals. They 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 to teach students to determine the accounting needs of and provide high-level services to businesses, government agencies, and non-profit entities. The program aims to impart knowledge of advanced theoretical principles and accounting policies, and it gives students opportunities to build skills in the areas of technology, decision-making, and financial analysis. It also takes a look at tax systems on other continents. Students will have the chance to examine foreign accounting procedures and financial reporting practices. They may also attain the level of knowledge necessary to pursue the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) certification.

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 International Accounting:

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

Core Courses (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

Concentration in International Accounting (13.5 credits)

  • ACC 568: International Tax Planning and Research
  • ACC 572: International Accounting Reporting Standards - IFRS
  • FIN 535: International Finance

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Those wishing to teach or conduct scholarly research in the field of accounting might do so by acquiring doctorate degrees. Doctoral students might have the chance to apply related concepts in finance and economics to address topics of concern in the accounting field.

Programs such as these could provide the necessary educational background:

  • Ph.D. in Accounting
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration with concentrations in:
    • Accounting
    • International Finance

Career Paths:

This program is designed to teach students how to communicate effectively in business settings and scrutinize and interpret accounting information systems and data. Jobs for accounting professionals who have obtained master's degrees might exist in multiple sectors, including public accounting, corporate accounting, environmental accounting, financial services, health care, or retail.

Graduates who have gained sufficient theoretical and analytical accounting knowledge could pursue opportunities that include:

  • International Accountant
  • Corporate CEO
  • Financial Analyst
  • Forensic Accountant

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