Master of Science in Accounting
American University

Program Details

Graduates of the Master of Science in Accounting degree program will be positioned for success in all aspects of the field, from nonprofit to forensic accounting. Students develop skills in leadership and data utilization necessary to excel in this in-demand industry.

This online Accounting master’s degree features topics including auditing, forensic investigation, business ethics, information systems, and more. Principles of business accounting are taught through experiential exercises and integrated projects. Students have the opportunity to learn directly from faculty who are real-world practitioners and guest speakers who are prominent accounting experts from the Big Four firms. Graduates will be well prepared for the CPA exam and for public accounting licensure in most US states.

Goals of the program include graduating professionals skilled in:

  • Functional competencies
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Research
  • Professionalism

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

American University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)