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Columbia College Master of Science in Accountancy

Grow your career with a master’s degree in Accountancy.

Advance your studies at Columbia College

A finance degree is ideal for students who want to work in corporate or personal financial management. Finance professionals take a broader view of an organization’s assets and liabilities.

A Master of Science in Accountancy is the best choice for those looking to specialize their expertise and grow a career in the accounting industry. The 30-credit program is designed to equip students to take the next step in their accounting career, as well as help prepare students for professional accounting certification in applicable states.

Students will gain a deeper understanding in advanced accounting, economic, finance and managerial concepts. Additionally, students will integrate the four major areas that constitute the CPA exam in their capstone projects.

Opportunities to study:

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

Prepare for advancement opportunities in your career

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

Columbia College offers an MBA in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accountancy. 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.

Graduates of this program go on to the following career paths:

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

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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Dr. Mary Dorn

"Without a foundation in financial literacy unnecessary struggles will happen throughout the personal and corporate lifespan. Providing innovative and relevant financial education to optimally navigate the world of finance is what we do at Columbia College. "

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Available program formats

  • Core requirements 27 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 30 credit hours

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