number 16 Best Online Business Master's Programs
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Fall classes begin on August 26. To ensure we have enough time to review your candidacy, please submit your application and supplemental documents no later than July 1.
Alumni of the MSA program work for a variety of companies in a wide range of positions, including, but not limited to:
Yes, students select from a variety of graduate accounting and tax courses designed to prepare students for the advanced topics covered on the CPA exam.
They’ll also be equipped to meet the educational requirements for public accounting licensure in most US states.
The program can range from 30 to 37.5 credit hours. Students with undergraduate accounting degrees can complete the program in one calendar year by completing 15 graduate accounting hours and 15 graduate elective hours. Students with an undergraduate degree in other business disciplines can complete the program in one year as well (21 graduate accounting hours and nine hours of graduate electives), but it could take those without a business background 1.5 to 2 years to finish.
Flexibility is offered for working professionals.
Yes, the Kogod School of Business at American University has partnered with ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) to provide you access to the global qualification. While you study for your MSA at Kogod, you can gain exemptions from the ACCA qualification. By completing the MSA program, you are eligible for up to 6 exemptions of the ACCA’s 14 exams.
All applicants, including international applicants, are considered for merit scholarships during the application review process; a separate application is not required for consideration. Over $2,000,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students in the accounting program.
There is a question on the application that asks you to confirm if you would like to be considered for scholarship. Please answer 'yes' to this question to be considered.
Please note: The answer to this question will not negatively impact your admissions decision. Typically only students who are otherwise funded would decline scholarship consideration.
There are also several MS Accounting scholarships that can offer financial assistance to students.