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If you would like to assume greater responsibility in the accounting field, then Walden University's Master of Science in Accounting program could help you develop the financial management skills and accounting knowledge you'll need to pursue this career path. Read on for more information about Walden's online M.S. in Accounting program.
Walden University's Master of Science in Accounting degree program is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of the management aspects of accounting. The program offers three specializations: Accounting With CPA Emphasis,* Accounting for the Professional, and the Self-Designed specialization. Topics addressed in the program coursework for all specializations include communication strategies, financial management techniques, management accounting, risk management, and current issues in accounting. The program is estimated to last 20 months, but may vary by student, depending on individual program and credits transferred, if applicable.
The program is generally designed for those working as accountants or pursuing their CPA licensure.* You should have an educational and professional background in accounting, finance, or a related subject, and have a bachelor's degree.
The M.S. in Accounting program at Walden University requires the completion of 30 total semester credit hours. The core curriculum consists of 15 credits, and an additional 15 credits are taken in specialization courses. The entire program takes approximately 20 months to complete. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.
Course Requirements for All Specializations
Graduates of Walden University's M.S. in Accounting program could apply their skills in management jobs in corporate finance or tax departments in a wide range of settings. Graduates of the Accounting With CPA Emphasis specialization who are not currently licensed could also meet the educational requirements to sit for the CPA licensing examination.* Positions you could pursue with an M.S. in Accounting include: