Are you working to grow your career into an accountancy leadership role? Accounting positions are available to those without a master’s degree but in order to reach a leadership position, an advanced degree can give graduates the edge they need in this challenging and rewarding career path.
In this highly specialized curriculum, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of financial management, economics, financial reporting, auditing, taxation and regulation, and ethics in accounting. You will also take an in-depth look at how to apply advanced communication skills to accounting-related situations to help you succeed in any financial leadership role.
Our distinguished faculty are frequently published and the courses are routinely updated and influenced by The University of Scranton’s Accounting Department Professional Council (ADPC), a group of practicing CPAs who have partnered with The University of Scranton’s Accounting Department for curriculum consulting, student mentorship, and alumni networking.
Accounting Course Plans That Fit Into Your Schedule
The 30-credit-hour online Master of Accountancy program can be completed in only 20 months (part-time attendance) or in as little as 10 months (full-time attendance). The graduate accounting program consists of 10 courses that allow students to tailor the program to their career interests. In the general MAcc, students will complete 4 core courses, then select 5 of 16 available electives, and finish with the capstone course. Students completing the Forensic Accounting or Accounting Analytics specializations will also complete the 4 core courses, then will select 5 elective courses as outlined in the table below before completing the capstone course.
Students with a non-accounting bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply for the MAcc program through the MAcc Bridge option. The accounting bridge prerequisite courses (see below) are available online to provide the core accounting knowledge you need to be successful in the Master’s program. In addition, anyone who has not had any exposure to accounting course work, must complete ACC 251 Financial Accounting I as a pre-requisite, before taking the other provisional MAcc course schedule.
If seeking a CPA:
Many states require 150 semester hours of education within a prescribed accounting coursework curriculum for obtaining the CPA license. Students without prior accounting and related coursework are unlikely to meet this requirement through completing the MAcc program. Such students may need to complete any additional required course(s) that they have not completed. Please refer to your individual state’s requirements.
Click a course name to gain an in-depth understanding of the curriculum and learning objectives.
For official course descriptions, please see the latest University of Scranton MACC course catalog.
Take the Next Step
Discover more about The University of Scranton’s online Master of Accountancy curriculum. Call 866-373-9547 to speak with Program Manager or click here to request more information.