Accelerated, online Master of Accountancy

Complete Coursework: 12 months  Credit Hours: 36  In-state Tuition: $12,500


  • Starting salaries for accounting graduates with a master’s degree are 10-20% higher than those with only undergraduate degrees (AICPA 2011).
  • In 2010, 37% of new hires by CPA firms held a master’s degree; up from 26% in 2008 and 14% in 2000 (AICPA 2011).
  • New hires by CPA firms without a master’s degree fell from 56% in 2008 to 40% in 2010 (AICPA 2011).
  • From 2008 – 2018, accounting employment positions are expected to increase 22% (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).


Accountants as managers and leaders make strategic use of information that is mission critical. Accounting is in transition, moving further away from a procedural focus on financial information toward a strategic approach to facilitate the overall success of the organization. A principal motivation for the change in accounting is the evolution of organizations and business processes in response to increased competition, both global and domestic. These changes include a renewed focus on aggressive management of resources, outsourcing, downsizing and reengineering, and increased use of information technologies, among others. The accountant is no longer a reporter and analyzer of financial facts, but a trusted, valued and innovative member of the leadership team.

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