MS in Accounting: Government Specialization

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Kaplan University's Master of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Government program is designed to teach you government and not-for-profit accounting, accounting information systems, and other relevant topics. If you're interested, read on to learn more about the Master of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Government program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Government program have an opportunity to study internal control assessment and design, accounting information systems, and governmental and not-for-profit accounting. The degree program also includes accounting electives and core accounting requirements. Some of the core accounting requirements include advanced auditing, regulations, financial accounting and reporting, and business communications. By completing these requirements, students have an opportunity to build skills in critical thinking and problem solving.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're interested in enrolling in the Master of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Government program at Kaplan University, you should have strong math skills and be interested in working in the public sector. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Government program is comprised of 52 credits. The curriculum includes accounting core courses and government specialization courses. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an admissions representative.

Accounting Core Courses

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Regulation
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Ethical Issues in Business and Accounting
  • Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting
  • Corporate Tax Decisions and Strategies
  • Business Communications
  • Economics for Global Decision Makers

Government Specialization Courses

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • Internal Control Assessment and Design

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of Kaplan University's Master of Science in Accounting with a specialization in Government program have the opportunity to pursue jobs in the field.* Job candidates should have strong communication and quantitative skills. Possible employers may include non-profit organizations as well as local, state, and federal government agencies.

Some possible careers could include:

  • Internal auditor
  • Managerial accountant
  • Compliance auditor

*Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all. Certain accounting positions may require further certification and/or licensing by individual states.