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Online Master’s Programs in Accounting and Finance

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Online accounting and finance programs from The University of Scranton have a reputation for excellence. Our online master’s degree in accounting (MAcc) was named the No.1 Accounting Program in 2019,1 while our Kania School of Management has been named one of The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools for 16 years in a row.2 Boost your career potential with our flexible, AACSB accredited accounting degrees.

Scranton develops its finance programs with the approval of faculty who have long-standing professional finance expertise. Our programs will provide you with advanced finance knowledge so you can take your career to the next level.

AACSB Accredited

The University of Scranton’s accounting and finance degrees embody the rigor of the Kania School of Management’s AACSB accreditation.

MAcc Bridge Program

Scranton’s online MAcc program offers a bridge program that gives you a pathway to earn your Master of Accountancy degree even if you hold a non-accounting bachelor’s degree.

Affordable

We’ll help you with your FAFSA application, financial aid, military benefits and more. Plus, there is no application fee for The University of Scranton’s online programs.

Along with a comprehensive foundation in the field, you’ll hone the leadership skills that potential employers are looking for. Build a comprehensive foundation in your area of interest, whether it’s financial management, managerial economics, data analytics, accounting and more.

Scranton’s Accounting Department Professional Alumni Council (ADPAC), a group of practicing CPAs, helps ensure that all of our accounting courses reflect the latest innovations in the industry. If you’re seeking a CPA career path, the online MAcc offers CPA test preparation. The MAcc also includes two optional specializations in forensic accounting and accounting analytics.

Select the online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) to boost your career in the field while preparing for CFA certification. If you’d like to secure an administrative accounting position in business and financial institutions, consider Scranton’s MBA with a Finance specialization.

Available Online Accounting and Finance Programs

Online

12 to 18 months Duration

30 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • Two Specializations
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Ranked No. 1 accounting program 2019 by Best Colleges
  • Bridge option — accounting bachelor’s degree not required
  • Exclusive discount for the Wiley CPAexcel prep tool

In the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program, gaining practical, hands-on skills in accounting is just the beginning. You will also develop the soft skills you need to succeed as a business leader. You’ll practice functional, purposeful and strategic communication and graduate ready to guide your clients, accounts and teams to success.

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Online

12 to 18 months Duration

30 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Ranked No. 1 accounting program 2019 by Best Colleges
  • Bridge option — accounting bachelor’s degree not required
  • Harness new leaps in data gathering and information processing

Go beyond the core Master of Accountancy curriculum and gain advanced analytical and computing skills to support financial and managerial accounting. Through five courses, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of business trends while learning to create financial reports based on reliable data and use accounting systems to their fullest.

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Online

12 to 18 months Duration

30 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Ranked No. 1 accounting program 2019 by Best Colleges
  • Bridge option — accounting bachelor’s degree not required
  • Prepare for CPA licensure and the CFE exam

The Forensic Accounting specialization opens up career paths in auditing, governance, compliance and risk management, and public and private sector investigations. Our Forensic Accounting courses are continually reviewed by our Accounting Department Professional Alumni Council, so you’ll learn the latest techniques for preventing and detecting fraud.

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Online

2 years Duration

36-48 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • No GRE or GMAT scores required
  • Accredited by AACSB International
  • Prepare for the CPA Exam

Gain the academic credential to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and increase your leadership potential with the online MBA: Accounting program from the University of Scranton. You’ll build skills for solving complex business problems and maintaining a financially healthy organization.

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Online

2 years Duration

36-48 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • AACSB-Accredited
  • No GMAT/GRE Required
  • Learn from Industry Experts
  • Transfer up to six credits

With Scranton’s MBA specializing in Finance, you’ll gain both the advanced business foundations and the financial acumen you need to succeed in some of the world’s largest companies. You’ll gain the skills to conduct financial analyses, develop capital budgets and evaluate equity, debt and financial risk. You’ll be equipped to assess your organization’s financial health and make informed projections to help your company pave the way forward.

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Online

12 months Duration

30 Credits

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Program Benefits

  • GMAT/GRE Requirement Waived
  • AACSB-accredited
  • Widely published, award-winning faculty
  • Earn a six-figure salary

Scranton’s online MSF program offers core business acumen through an enhanced financial lens. Gain subject-matter expertise in a business discipline that builds both enterprises and individual careers in finance. Plus, you can get free study material on Wiley CFA Exam Review when you select two CFA Exam prep courses as electives.

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Pursue Several Types of Accounting and Finance Careers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that employment in business and financial operations is projected to grow 8% from 2020 to 2030, adding over 750,800 new jobs.3 Demand for accountants and auditors will account for about 135,000 of these openings per year due to globalization, a growing economy and a complex tax and regulatory environment.4

That growth brings more demand for high-level professionals with a nuanced understanding of finance and the skills needed to navigate the ever-changing financial landscape.

Accountants and Auditors $73,560 per year4

Financial Analysts $83,660 per year5

Financial Managers $134,180 per year6

FAQs

In the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings, the University of Scranton is ranked No. 5 among the Best Regional Schools in the North and ranked in the top 50 Best Value Schools. You can learn more about our awards and recognition here.

The University of Scranton is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

  • Scranton’s Kania Business School is accredited by AACSB International, a distinction received by only 5% of business schools worldwide.
  • Our online Master of Health Administration was one of the first online programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
  • The M.S. in Health Informatics and the specialization in Data Analytics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

You can learn more about our accreditation here.

Work experience is required for admission to certain programs. To find out if work experience is required for your chosen degree, call 866-373-9547 or email.

Yes, The University of Scranton accepts transfer credits for some programs. To learn about the transfer process and how many credits you may transfer, call 866-373-9547 or email.

While both online and on-campus programs offer the same quality rigor and instruction, online programs are typically ideal for full-time working professionals due to the maximum flexibility they offer. Online students can study where and when it’s best for them instead of traveling to campus to complete courses in person. This flexibility allows them to balance their obligations with schoolwork and achieve their ultimate goals.

The expected hours will vary per program. In undergraduate courses, you can expect to work at least 8–10 hours per week, per class. For a graduate-level program, you may have 12–15 hours per week of classwork, per course. Contact us to learn more at 866-373-9547 or onlineprograms@scranton.edu.

Yes, The University of Scranton is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

A summary of benefits is available here. Additionally, the friendly staff at the University of Scranton Online Admissions Office can be contacted directly at 866-373-9547 or onlineprograms@scranton.edu to answer your questions.

Sources

  1. The University of Scranton. Awesome Rankings for MAcc Program. Accessed Jan. 18, 2022, from https://sites.scranton.edu/graduate/2019/03/13/awesome-rankings-for-macc-program/.
  2. The University of Scranton. University Among Nation’s Best Business Schools. Accessed on Jan. 18, 2022, from https://news.scranton.edu/articles/2021/01/news-princetonreview-business2021.shtml.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Business and Financial Occupations. Accessed on Jan. 18, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm.
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Accountants and Auditors. Accessed on Jan. 18, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm#tab-6.
  5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Financial Analysts. Accessed on Jan. 26, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm.
  6. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Financial Managers. Accessed on Jan. 26, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm.