School of Business

Master of Science in Accountancy

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Take your knack for numbers to the next level. Explore the theories and principles behind the issues that plague today’s accounting industry and learn leadership skills from a faculty graced with CEOs, Directors and other executives from accounting organizations. Our Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) degree program will prepare you — one six-week course at a time — for working in a variety of accounting, auditing and budgeting roles, including supervisor and managerial positions.

The MSA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs© (ACBSP) and aligns with the American Institute of CPAs© (AICPA) standards. The curriculum focuses on a wide range of accounting topics — like auditing, taxation, business law and ethics, accounting information systems and more — to equip you with the business, collaboration and information-utilization skills you’ll need to lead in the industry.

You know you’re ready. Explore the program offerings and information below to find out how this program can help you forge the career path you want.

Requirements and prerequisites

You'll need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

AICPA is a registered trademark of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Inc.

ACBSP is a registered trademark of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Career Growth


Equip yourself with the skills it takes to work in accounting officer, management, auditing and budgeting leadership positions.

Relevant Curriculum


Explore a broad range of current accounting theories and principles that will help you build key business skills and prepare you for leading in the industry.

Industry Alignment


Learn through courses created to align with industry organizations like AICPA and the National Association State Board of Accountancy© (NASBA).

CPA Preparation


Become familiar with Wiley CPAexcel software and prepare for the CPA exam with the CPA Bridge Certificate option.

Practitioner Faculty


Learn from faculty — some of which are CEOs, CFOs, VPs and Directors — that has an average of 24 years of professional experience.

Networking


Connect with nearly one million alumni and students to discover accounting networking and career opportunities.

Each state sets forth standards required to be eligible to take the CPA exam and apply for licensure or certification as a CPA. While this program was designed with consideration for the standards proposed by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA®), University of Phoenix cannot, and will not, provide any assurance that completion of this program will allow a successful student to qualify within the student’s specific jurisdiction. Potential applicants should check with the appropriate organization within their jurisdiction to determine if this program, combined with their undergraduate degree and any other specific criteria, meets the requirements to qualify for examination in that specific jurisdiction. States frequently change their requirements for examination. There is no assurance that at the time of degree completion the specific jurisdiction’s requirements will be consistent with the requirements at the time of admission.

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

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Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, School of Business graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

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Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

View the completion and first-year persistence rates for all ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, School of Business graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Science in Accountancy program.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

Cost breakdown

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Tuition (per credit) $740.0
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Resource fee $165.0
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