Master of Science in Accountancy

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Why Study Accountancy?

Advancing confidently in the accounting industry with a specialized Master of Science in Accountancy. This 30-credit program is more than just a degree; it's your stepping stone towards a professional accounting certification in applicable states.

What You'll Learn

Delve into the complexities of advanced accounting, economics, finance, and managerial concepts, designed to enhance your understanding and proficiency. Furthermore, the curriculum will culminate in capstone projects that incorporate the four main areas covered in the CPA exam, providing you a comprehensive learning experience.

Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to check with the state they intend to be certified in for their specific requirements.

Program Details

The Master of Science in Accountancy program is a 30-credit program designed to prepare students for a professional career in the accounting industry. The program also helps prepare students for professional accounting certification in applicable states. View the core requirements and electives needed to earn an Master of Science in Accountancy from Columbia College.

A master's degree furthers your education upon completion of a bachelor's degree. A master's program requires a shorter period of study with a more concentrated focus on a specific subject matter. Oftentimes, a master's degree provides additional leadership opportunities and may increase earning potential.

Both the MBA in Accounting and the Master of Science in Accountancy prepare students for managerial roles in the accounting industry. However, the Master of Science in Accountancy also prepares students to complete the professional certification in accounting in certain states.

  • Corporate Tax
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Legal & Ethical Environment of Business
  • Managerial Communication
  • Organization Theory

Careers & Outcomes

Professionals who hold a master’s degree are often the first considered for advancement and managerial roles.

  • Financial Manager
  • Tax Manager
  • Auditor
  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Treasurer / Controller

Flexible Education

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.


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