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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 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.

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.

Foundation Courses - 12 credit hours

ACC 536: Contemporary Managerial Accounting Topics
ACC 538: Effective Accounting Communication
ACC 539: Accounting Ethics: The Foundation of the Profession
ACC 540: Contemporary Financial Accounting Topics

Advanced Electives - 15 credit hours

Select 4-5 courses

ECO 507: Managerial Economics
FIN 508: Financial Management
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 541: Financial Reporting Fraud Detection & Prevention
ACC 542: Occupational Fraud and Abuse
BUAN 571 - Introduction to Business Analytics
BUAN 572 - Data Mining
BUAN 573 - Business Analytics Using R
BUAN 574 - Business Forecasting Models
BUAN 575 - Business Simulation
BUAN 576 - Business Database Management
BUAN 577 - Business Intelligence

Capstone - 3 credit hours

ACC 550: Applied Accounting Research

Accounting Bridge Courses – up to 15 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

 

Forensic Accounting Specialization Courses – 15 credit hours

ACC 527 - Financial Reporting and Research
ACC 531 - Advanced Auditing
ACC 541 - Financial Reporting Fraud
ACC 542 - Occupational Fraud & Abuse
BUAN 571 - Introduction to Business Analytics

Accounting Analytics Specialization Courses – 15 credit hours

Required Courses
BUAN 571 - Introduction to Business Analytics
BUAN 572 - Data Mining

Select any 3 courses
BUAN 573 - Business Analytics Using R
BUAN 574 - Business Forecasting Models
BUAN 575 - Business Simulation
BUAN 576 - Business Database Management
BUAN 577 - Business Intelligence

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

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