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MS in Accounting - Management Accounting

Southern New Hampshire University's online Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Management Accounting is designed for students looking to advance their accounting skills and prepare to become Certified Management Accountants. Read on to learn more about this Master of Science in Accounting program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Management Accounting

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Potential applicants to the Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Management Accounting program may be interested in working as management accountants or seeking CMA certification. They may already have some accounting experience or knowledge. Applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree to seek admission into this master's program.

Program Description:

Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Management Accounting program provides students with a solid foundation in advanced accounting topics while also allowing them to take three courses in management accounting designed to help them meet the academic qualifications to become Certified Management Accountants. This combination of courses helps students gain skills in analyzing financial data and to use accounting principles and practices to assist in making strategic business decisions. The concentration courses cover the role of a corporate controller (including the technical and management skills needed for this position), international accounting standards for financial reporting and taxation, and specific accounting procedures used for non-profit and governmental organizations.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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

Accounting Core Courses

  • ACC 645: Advanced Auditing
  • ACC 675: Control/Audit of Accounting Info System
  • ACC 690: Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting
  • ACC 696: Situational Ethics in Accounting
  • FIN 550: Corporate Finance
  • MBA 610: Business Law
  • MGT 550: Managing Through Communication
  • TAX 655: Fed Income Tax of Corp & Partnerships
  • ACC 700: Accounting Capstone

Management Accounting Concentration Courses

  • ACC 660: Controllership
  • ACC 665: Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting
  • ACC 680: International Accounting

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:

Completing the Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Management Accounting program offered at SNHU may help graduates prepare for advancement within their current organization. Graduates could seek advanced accountant or auditor roles in public or private companies, government agencies, or not-for-profit organizations. The program can also help them meet the academic qualifications for the Certified Management Accountant exam.

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