M.S. in Professional Accounting

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Online Master's Degree in Professional Accounting

You’ll do more than handle financial records and balance budgets with an Online Master of Professional Accounting Degree from CSU Global.

Our program is designed to prepare you to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), as well as an effective leader in public accounting, corporations, government agencies, and other fields. By becoming a licensed accountant by your state’s Board of Accountancy, you can advance quickly within your field.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop accounting strategies to solve organizational problems and improve performance.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative analyses in decision making and problem solving.
  • Evaluate and manage ethical and legal conflicts or issues.
  • Adapt accounting methods and practices to meet the needs of employees and leaders within an organization.
  • Analyze and apply economic and financial concepts, principles, and theories to problems and opportunities.
  • Communicate effectively on business issues and various corporate situations.

The Master’s Degree in Professional Accounting was ranked the #1 Intelligent pick on Intelligent.com.

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  • Our rates haven’t risen once since 2011.
  • We charge the same for in-state and out-of-state students.
  • Tuition rates won’t change as long as you’re a student.
  • No student fees, no hidden fees.

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At CSU Global, we know it’s pretty hard to climb up the career ladder when you’re weighed down with student debt. That’s why we haven’t raised our rates since 2011. We’re committed to staying affordable and putting education before tuition.
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100% Online

  • Complete your degree on your own schedule.
  • Work from anywhere.
  • Access student support and any resource online.

How Online Education Works for You

The life of a modern learner is a juggling act. When you’re juggling a full-time job and a family, we know it can be easy to drop the ball on your education. But with our flexible, 100% online system, we’ve set you up for success. Complete your schoolwork on your work breaks, after the kids go to bed, whenever -- earn your degree from anywhere, on your own schedule.
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  • We’re regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Our business programs are ACBSP-accredited. (Excludes MBA)
  • 84% of our faculty hold a terminal or doctoral degree.
  • 95% of our alumni would refer a friend or family member.

Accreditation Information

CSU Global is not just any online university. We’re regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our business programs are ACBSP-accredited. With a world-class faculty and programs designed to bring students career success, it’s no wonder that 95% of our alumni would refer a friend or family member to us.

Professional Accounting Courses

Designed to prepare students for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, the Online Master of Professional Accounting program from CSU Global consists of a series of graduate professional accounting courses. This 30 credit program consists of 24 credits of required graduate professional accounting courses, and 6 credits of elective coursework.

RES501* Fundamentals of Research and Writing

BUS500** Foundations of Business

ACT506 Advanced: Accounting II

ACT510 Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

ACT520 International Accounting

ACT560 Accounting Ethics

ACT570 Advanced Cost Accounting

ACT575 Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services

ACT555 Advanced Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting

ACT580 Capstone - Accounting

* Master’s Plus - Some Master of Professional Accounting students may also be required to take BUS500 and/or RES501 as part of their coursework if they have an undergraduate GPA below 3.00/do not earn an accredited ACBSP-degree in business courses and/or accounting, finance, or business statistics. In this case, the degree is 33 credits.

** Students who do not have a previous degree from an an ACBSP-accredited program must complete BUS500 before completing other program requirements. Once the undergraduate program evaluation is completed, students whose prior degree does not meet the requirements will complete BUS500, rather than RES500 or RES501. Provisionally admitted students whose undergraduate degree meets the requirements will complete RES500 or RES501, rather than BUS500.

"My student experience at CSU Global has been great. My academic advisor reaches out to me and is very responsive to my questions. The online format works well with my learning style and is easy to navigate."
- Jennifer Vogel
B.S. in Accounting Student