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If you are looking to advance your current accounting, finance, or business management career while also preparing for the CPA exam, consider Northcentral University's Master of Science in Accounting program. Read more about this fully online graduate program and its curriculum here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Science in Accounting program at Northcentral University is designed to teach you advanced accounting, auditing, and tax skills that you can utilize in a variety of business situations. Courses cover reporting procedures and professional standards and ethics as well as cover concepts in cost accounting, financial accounting, budget control, managerial accounting, and auditing procedures. In addition, you can see how to manage accounting operations in domestic and international organizations and explore methods for communicating to internal and external stakeholders. The program addresses the goals of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and utilizes highly-rated CPA study guides in order to help you qualify and prepare for the CPA exam.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Potential applicants of Northcentral University's Master of Science in Accounting program may already have some accounting knowledge and have a desire to advance their current accounting, finance, or business management career. Applicants must already possess a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution prior to applying to this NCU program.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You will be required to complete 30-39 credits to earn Northcentral University's Master of Science in Accounting. This includes 30 credits of required courses and 3-9 credits of direct entry requirements for who do not have already have a business degree.

Direct Entry Track Courses

SKS 5001 Comprehensive Strategic Knowledge Studies
MSA 5001Financial Accounting
MSA 5002Managerial Accounting

Required Courses

MSA 5010Intermediate Financial Accounting
MSA 5015Auditing
MSA 5020Advanced Governmental Accounting
MSA 5025Individual Income Tax
MSA 5030Corporate Income Tax
MSA 5035Advanced Cost Systems
MSA 5040Advanced Financial Management
MSA 5050Auditing and Compliance Management
MSA 5060Legal Aspects of Accounting and Taxation
MSA 5070Managing the Business Environment

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completing Northcentral University's Master of Science in Accounting program, you could be prepared to advance your current accounting career or to seek new positions in the finance or accounting field. Graduates of the program may be ready to sit for the CPA exam, and obtaining this professional certification could increase your employment opportunities. Some of the job titles you could consider include:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Tax accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Cost accountant
  • Government auditor