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Online Master of Accountancy and MBA with Accounting Specialization Programs

Gain an understanding of advanced approaches to leveraging accounting as a means of solving business problems.

The University of Scranton's online Master of Accountancy or MBA with specialization in Accounting will provide you with a working knowledge of corporate governance and accountability. As a top-ranking online business program recognized by U.S. News & World Report, all classes are taught by experienced, award-winning faculty.

 

Whether your career goal is to file disclosures as a certified public accountant or have a working knowledge of corporate governance, these flexible programs will prepare you for success.

 

Master’s Degrees in Accounting and Business

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Designed for active, full-time accounting professionals, the MAcc online program integrates core competencies with competitive tools in coursework that can be completed in less than one year. Students with a non-accounting bachelor's degree are encouraged to apply for the online MAcc program through the Accounting Bridge* option. The MACC Bridge option at The University of Scranton offers the necessary prerequisite courses online to provide the foundation in accounting needed to be successful in the master's program. Here are a few reasons why Scranton's online master's in accounting is different:

  • Choose flexible electives or a concentration in Accounting Analytics or Forensic Accounting
  • Offered from the AACSB-accredited Kania School of Management
  • CPA exam preparation
  • Discount on Wiley CPAexcel®
  • Ranked among top-tier CPA exam pass rates
  • Focus on technical, practical and soft skills

 

Career Information: Accountants and auditors earned a median of $70,500 in 2018, with the top 10 percent earning more than $122,840. The job market is projected to grow 10 percent between 2016 and 2026.1

MAcc, Accounting Analytics Concentration

With a focus on accounting analytics, you'll be prepared to provide the business intelligence needed to inform strategic direction through analysis, evaluation, and visualization. At a time when organizations have revolutionary access to raw data, the skills needed to create useful business metrics are valuable. In addition to the four core MAcc foundation courses, you'll add two required courses, Introduction to Business Analytics and Data Mining, plus three elective analytics courses, for a total of 30 credit hours.

 

Career Information: Examples of careers you can consider with this concentration include Budget Analyst, which had a median income of $76,220 in 20182, and Financial Analyst, which had a median income of $85,6603.

MAcc, Forensic Accounting Concentration

With a focus on forensic accounting, you'll learn advanced skills needed to investigate and audit financial fraud, and communicate your findings anywhere from the boardroom to the courtroom. Your skills will also equip you to provide expert consultation on topics such as accounting compliance and risk management. In addition to the four core MAcc foundation courses, you'll take courses in Financial Reporting and Research, Advanced Auditing, Financial Reporting Fraud, Occupational Fraud and Abuse, and Introduction to Business Analytics, for a total of 30 credit hours.

 

Career Information: Forensic accountants earn a median of $65,590, with the top 10 percent earning more than $104,0004. This concentration could also suit the career path of a Financial Examiner, which had a median income of $80,180 in 2018, with the top 10 percent earning more than $154,5905.

MBA, Accounting Specialization

The University of Scranton online MBA with a specialization in Accounting focuses on ethics, social responsibility, and technology-enhanced leadership skills. Whether your career goal is to file disclosures as a certified accountant or have a working knowledge of corporate governance, this flexible MBA with specialization in Accounting will prepare you for success.

  • Offered from the AACSB-accredited Kania School of Management
  • No GMAT/GRE requirement


U.S. News & World Report ranks The University of Scranton MBA one of the top online MBA programs, and names The University of Scranton a "Top 10 Master's Universities in the North" and "No. 12 in the nation for best financial value at graduation."


Career Information: Employees who hold an MBA with an Accounting specialization earn an average annual wage of $66,926.

– PayScale.com

Online Degree Statistics

  • Consistently Ranked Among Top-Tier CPA Exam Pass Rates**
  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

CPA Prep Course Available

Wiley CPAexcel® — a Big 4–endorsed CPA Prep Course
Available at a major discount to online MAcc and MBA students

*If seeking a CPA please note: Many states require 150 semester hours of education within a prescribed accounting coursework curriculum for obtaining the CPA license. Students without prior accounting and related coursework are unlikely to meet this requirement through completing the MAcc program. Such students may need to complete additional required course(s). Please refer to your individual state's requirements.


**Based on on-ground graduates' outcomes


1U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 June 11). Accountants and Auditors. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on July 15, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm.
2U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 April 12). Budget Analysts. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on July 15, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/budget-analysts.htm.
3U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 June 13). Financial Analysts. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on July 15, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm.
4Payscale (n.d.). Forensic Accountant Salary. Retrieved on July 15, 2019, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Forensic_Accountant/Salary.

5U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 June 13). Financial Examiners. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on July 15, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-examiners.htm.

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