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MA in Accountancy

Students who enroll in the Master of Accountancy degree program through the Forbes School of Business & Technology at Ashford University have the opportunity to gain the necessary skills to pursue a career in accounting. Learn more about this online Master of Accountancy program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Accountancy

School Offering Program:

Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University

Degree Level:

Master's

Forbes School of Business & Technology

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students to the Master of Accountancy program at Ashford University should have strong analytical and mathematical skills. Applicants to Ashford University graduate programs must have completed a bachelor's degree or postgraduate degree with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Accountancy program offered through the Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University is accredited by the IACBE and is designed to help students enhance their technical knowledge and application skills in the field of accountancy. The curriculum is comprised of coursework in accounting, economics, mathematics, and business. Students have the opportunity to learn how to apply their knowledge of accounting concepts to real-world contexts. They may also gain the necessary skills to appraise ethical issues in accounting to ensure practices meet the necessary professional codes of conduct. The program is intended to prepare students for accountancy careers in a variety of fields, including corporate, governmental, and not-for-profit marketplaces.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

39 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Finance

The Master of Accountancy program requires that students successfully complete 39 credits of coursework in accounting, business, economics, and mathematics. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Forbes School of Business and Technology™ at Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (39 credits)

  • Management Communications with Technology
  • Business Law for the Accountant
  • Global Economics
  • Financial Accounting & Analysis
  • Statistical Concepts for Research
  • General Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Managerial & Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Federal Taxation
  • Auditing & Fraud Detection
  • Professional Ethics for the Accountant
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Accounting in a Global Environment
  • Advanced Government & Non-Profit Accounting

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Students completing their Master of Accountancy have the opportunity to earn a specialization by completing additional coursework; these specializations may help shape a graduate's career path. The two specializations offered through the Master in Accountancy by Ashford University are:

  • Accounting
  • Audit

Career Paths

The Master of Accountancy program is designed to equip students with the necessary critical thinking skills and the fundamental knowledge of accounting to take on roles in a variety of industries. Licensure may be needed for some accounting roles. Graduates of this Ashford University program could potentially pursue roles in the following areas:

  • Budget analysis
  • Financial examinations
  • Credit analysis
  • Tax examinations and collections
  • Auditing

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/