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Online Graduate Accounting Courses

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 be given a well-rounded training to help succeed in any financial leadership role. 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.

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 within only 20 months (part-time attendance) or as little as 10 months (full-time attendance). The graduate accounting program consists of 10 courses, made up of 6 core courses and the option to select any 4 of 8 electives, allowing students to tailor the program to their career interests.

Students with a non-accounting bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply for the MAcc program through the MAcc Bridge option. The following accounting bridge prerequisite courses are available online to provide the core accounting knowledge you need to be successful in the Master’s program.

Click a course name to gain an in-depth understanding of the curriculum and learning objectives.

Foundation Courses - 15 credit hours

ECO 507: Managerial Economics
FIN 508: Financial Management
ACC 538: Effective Accounting Communication
ACC 539: Accounting Ethics: The Foundation of the Profession
ACC 540: Contemporary Financial Accounting Topics

Advanced Electives - 12 credit hours

Select 4 courses

ACC 514: Accounting Integration and Configuration
ACC 525: International Accounting
ACC 527: Financial Reporting and Research
ACC 531: Advanced Auditing
ACC 532: Advanced Taxation & Regulation
ACC 536: Contemporary Managerial Accounting Topics
ACC 541: Financial Reporting Fraud Detection & Prevention
ACC 542: Occupational Fraud and Abuse

Capstone - 3 credit hours

ACC 550: Applied Accounting Research

Accounting Bridge Courses – 12 credit hours

(for non-Accounting majors only)

ACC 502 – Accounting for Management

ACC 505 – Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 506 – Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 507 – Intermediate Accounting III


For official course descriptions, please see the latest University of Scranton MACC course catalog.

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