Online Master’s Degrees in Accounting
Upon completion of the program, students may seek entry to upper-level employment in an accounting field or enroll in a doctorate degree program. Master’s-level graduates may pursue employment in finance, managerial accounting, public accounting, government entities, risk management, and public accounting.
- Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
- Program Length: One to two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 16% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum for master’s-level accounting degree programs may include core accounting courses alongside elective business courses. These courses may teach students how to record and classify cost data, maintain internal control of financial information, and make strategic financial decisions. Core accounting classes may include:
- Cost Accounting
- Financial Reporting
- Business Law
- Accounting Information Systems
- Economic for Business
- Forensic Accounting
Graduates of master’s level programs may pursue career opportunities in finance, government, risk management, forensic accounting, and auditing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in accounting are expected to increase by 16% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Financial Advisor
- Revenue Agent
- Public Accountant
Those who successfully complete a master’s degree in accounting may wish to further their education by enrolling in a doctorate degree program. A doctorate degree in accounting may provide students enhanced professional knowledge in conceptual models, accounting organizational systems, and legal accounting frameworks. Employers may require individuals to hold a master’s degree at minimum for employment in upper-level accounting positions.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*
- MS in Accounting - Audit Specialization
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- Accountancy with a concentration in General Accounting
- Master of Business Administration, MBA - Accounting
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- MS in Accounting
- MBA - Accounting