Master in Accounting: Public Accounting

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If you have experience with accounting or business and would like to pursue continuing education in public accounting, you might consider Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Public Accounting program. Read on to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Public Accounting program is designed to provide you with professional training and prepare you to take exams for a certification in public accounting (CPA) or a certification in managerial accounting (CMA). This program is also designed to balance theoretical concepts with contemporary quantitative methods used in accounting. You have the opportunity to study areas such as financial accounting, accounting information systems. forensic accounting, accounting law and ethics, and financial management. Other topics of study include regulation and auditing.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Students interested in applying to Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Public Accounting program should have experience in accounting or business. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This program consists of 54 total credits. This includes 13.5 credits in the Public Accounting concentration.

Accounting Course Requirements

Area 1Core Component
ACC 557 Financial Accounting
CIS 500 Information Systems for Decision Making
ECO 550 Managerial Economics and Globalization
MAT 540 Quantitative Method

Area 2Major Component
ACC 564 Accounting Information Systems
ACC 571 Forensic Accounting
ACC 599 Graduate Accounting Capstone
FIN 534 Financial Management
LEG 500 Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance

Area 3Concentration Component
ACC 575 Regulation
ACC 576 Auditing and the Business Environment
ACC 577 Financial Accounting and Reporting

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Strayer University's Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Public Accounting program graduates could pursue employment opportunities as public accountants. Jobs may also be available in areas of tax preparation.