This graduate-level degree is designed to prepare students with critical thinking and problem-solving skills to pursue mid- to senior-level positions in the field of accounting.* The curriculum is designed to enrich skills in auditing, taxation, cost accounting, and financial accounting while providing students the opportunity to choose elective courses to meet their specific interests and goals. Graduates may be eligible to sit for various certification examinations, including the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) examinations. Choose one of four concentrations: audit, finance, government, or tax. The Master of Science in Accounting is just one of the Purdue University Global business programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which demonstrates that Purdue University Global has met standards of business education established by ACBSP that promote teaching excellence and continuous quality improvement.
*Purdue University Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required. Certain accounting positions may require further certification and/or licensing by individual states.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
AACSB International (AACSB)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Purdue University Global is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
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