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Online Master of Accountancy – Overview

A complete approach to leadership in the accounting field.

The University of Scranton’s online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) ensures that students:

  • Master the practical hands-on skills that accounting professionals need to become influential and strategic business leaders
  • Master the soft skills and communication proficiencies needed to manage teams and client relationships
  • Understand the ethical components of managing organizational finance

The MAcc online embodies the rigor of the Kania School of Management’s AACSB accreditation, the ethical foundations of a Jesuit education, and the accounting knowledge with robust CPA exam preparation through Wiley CPAexcel®.

An Accounting Degree to Set Yourself Apart

Whether professionals are pursuing 30 credit hours to become CPA certified, seeking management and leadership strategies for career advancement or a combination of both, the online MAcc at The University of Scranton takes a practical and comprehensive approach to develop the quantitative, analytical, and soft skills that are immediately applicable to professional accounting roles.

Alumni of The University of Scranton are employed by the Big4, regional and local public accounting firms, many of whom consult for and contribute to the program’s curriculum. Meet our Professional Council Alumni!

Throughout the online accounting master’s degree program, students are prepared to:

  • Apply extensive, practical knowledge in the field of accounting
  • Apply advanced approaches to leveraging accounting as a means of solving business problems
  • Comprehend and employ skills needed for identifying and navigating red flags that could indicate occupational fraud
  • Critically analyze accounting information to disseminate value-added insights for the firm for effective economic decisions
  • Understand the global environment and critical leadership roles that are associated within the broader business environment
  • Demonstrate effective and advanced communication skills to key stakeholders within and outside of the firm

Learn more about the online MAcc curriculum.

Open to Non-Accounting Majors

Students with a non-accounting bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply for the online MAcc program. The University of Scranton offers the necessary prerequisite courses online to provide the foundation in accounting needed to be successful in the master’s program. Students may be required to complete some or all of the following courses before they can begin the master’s degree coursework:

  • ACC 502 Accounting for Management
    • Students may also take one of the following: ACC 538 Accounting Communication or ACC 539 Accounting Ethics
  • ACC 505 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 506 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC 507 Intermediate Accounting III

What Does a Leader in Accounting Do?

Accountancy leadership roles – especially for those with a graduate education – are in high demand. Someone with an advanced degree may find themselves in a wide range of upper-level career paths including a Director of Accounting, Tax Director, Director of Finances, Financial Analyst, Chief Risk Officer, or a variety of other roles.

Job functions can greatly vary depending on your specialty – these high-level roles may oversee financial consulting, taxes, audits, growth enterprise, or advisory services. These roles often function at a local financial organization or for the Big 4 accounting firms.

These leadership roles are of utmost importance in modern day accounting. After the most recent financial crisis, the need for accounting leaders to be ethical leaders and transparent in their daily business is crucial to the long-term success of any organization.

Master of Accountancy Program Highlights

Highlights of the online Masters of Accountancy program include:

  • CPA Exam Preparation: The Big 4 Firms-endorsed Wiley CPAexcel® is available at a deep discount to MAcc students so every student has the comprehensive tools and confidence to pass the CPA exam following graduation.
  • Soft Skills Development: One of the most important skills accountants need are the soft skills to communicate effectively and to manage clients, accounts, and teams. Functional, purposeful, and strategic internal and external communication is an emphasis throughout the program.
  • AACSB Accreditation: Housed in the AACSB-accredited Kania School of Management, students experience a rigorous curriculum developed by a CPA-certified faculty of award-winning teachers and researchers.
  • Jesuit Mission: Advancing social responsibility, ethics, and education for global justice creates a well-rounded, ethical approach in a field often associated with financial and occupational fraud.
  • Convenient & Flexible Online Format: With the online convenience and around-the-clock support offered by The University of Scranton, it’s easier than ever to meet the 30 credit hour requirement and feel confident in your CPA exam prep.

Why The University of Scranton’s Online MAcc

The excellence of our faculty and curriculum is confirmed by the highest designation possible for a business school. The Kania School of Management is among a small number of institutions accredited by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Only 5 percent of educational institutions worldwide that offer business degrees have achieved this distinction. As one of just 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, we belong to an elite group with a long history of dedication to excellent education suited for the challenges and opportunities of today’s world.

Learn More

Discover how an online MAcc from The University of Scranton can make a difference in your life. Request more information or speak with a Program Manager at 866-373-9547.

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