Online Master of Accountancy Degree (MAcc)

30 Total Credits

12-18 Months

AACSB Accredited

100% Online, Flexible

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Make An Investment In Your Future That Could Really Pay Off

Gain A Competitive Edge with Your Master of Accountancy from The University of Scranton

Earning your MAcc online from The University of Scranton will enhance your professional prospects by providing the specialized knowledge that comes with a deeper dive into the principles of accounting and by preparing you to manage the personal wealth that could come with a lucrative career in accounting. As a MAcc student at The University of Scranton’s AACSB-accredited Kania School of Management, you’ll benefit from access to our professional alumni council of practicing CPAs and receive deep discounts on Wiley CPAexcel®, an exam prep tool endorsed by the Big 4 accounting firms.

The University of Scranton’s fully online and flexible degree program enables you to balance your personal and professional responsibilities while gaining the analysis skills and valuable insights to create positive change for organizations in business, health care, education, and more.

Focus On Soft Skills to Earn Hard Cash

The University of Scranton’s contemporary and rigorous curriculum ensures you graduate with the highly sought-after soft skills – written/oral communications, critical thinking, persuasion, technology/computer skills, and leadership – that are most valued by employers. The University of Scranton also offers the Accounting Bridge Program, which enables you to earn your MAcc degree with any bachelor’s degree, not just accounting. Three online Intermediate Accounting Bridge courses are required. Depending on your undergraduate coursework, an additional online fundamental accounting course may be required.

Foundation Courses

Courses include Contemporary Managerial Accounting Topics, Effective Accounting Communication, Accounting Ethics, and Contemporary Financial Accounting Topics.

Advanced Electives

Topics include auditing, taxation and regulations, fraud, data mining, business analytics, and more.

Match Your Purpose with Your Professional Goals

Along with a general studies option, Scranton offers two specializations for your degree.

Prepare to fight back against fraud while gaining the skills necessary for CPA licensure and the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) test. Our Forensic Accounting courses are continually reviewed by our Accounting Department Professional Alumni Council, so you learn the latest techniques for preventing and detecting fraud. As a forensic accountant, you might work closely with law enforcement institutions, provide courtroom testimony, look for inconsistencies in financial statements, conduct advanced audits, and more.

Learn to harness the power of data while gaining the advanced analytical and computing skills to support financial and managerial accounting.

Plan Your Future with Learning and Leadership

The demand for highly trained accountants is skyrocketing thanks to the increased influence of factors such as globalization, technological advancements, financial regulations, cryptocurrencies, and more. Mastering these intricacies not only takes you beyond the foundational principles of accounting, but also provides you with the deep expertise required for leadership roles in public, private, and government organizations. Plus, the specialized skillset you’ll acquire goes a long way to ensuring long-term job stability and satisfaction.

Top 7 Accounting Jobs for 2021 (Avg. Annual Salary)7

  1. Auditor ($58,083)
  2. Information and Technology Accountant ($76,146)
  3. Financial Analyst ($77,280)
  4. Forensic Accountant ($80,066)
  5. Managerial Accountant ($83,240)
  6. Corporate Controller ($130,226)
  7. Chief Financial Officer ($321,645)

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