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Gain a deeper understanding of advanced accounting principles.
Whether you are beginning your accounting career or seeking to advance in your current profession, Walden’s MS in Accounting program will help you:
Next Start Date: May 6, 2019
Limited-Time Offer: Receive a $5,000 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on May 6, 2019.
Transfer Credits: Contact one of our enrollment advisors to learn more.
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Designed to help you stay current in a rapidly changing profession, the MS in Accounting program covers subjects relevant to the field, such as:
An MS in Accounting degree will allow you to further your experience as an accounting professional in areas such as:*
*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
A bachelor's degree or higher is required for entrance into this program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.
Tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by callingWalden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. , to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.
Walden’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), PhD in Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and BS in Business Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
The MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting programs are also accredited by the ACBSP have earned the organization's Specialized Accounting Accreditation. ACBSP, which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), is a leading specialized accreditation association that identifies and supports excellence in business education worldwide.
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*Most states require individuals to complete 150 semester (225 quarter) hours in certain subject areas in order to be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and/or obtain a CPA license. Walden’s accounting programs can help graduates progress toward meeting those requirements. The BS in Accounting offers 120 quarter (80 semester) credit hours that include upper-level courses in topics such as financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and management accounting. The MS in Accounting offers 30 semester (45 quarter) credit hours, while the MBA Accounting specialization offers nine semester (13.5 quarter) credit hours. These programs include graduate courses in topics such as financial accounting, managerial accounting, and legal and ethical accounting practices. This will require students to complete additional coursework to meet state requirements.
In each state, there are specific policies that must be followed when an individual is seeking to become a licensed accountant. Some states will not allow individuals who complete the Walden accounting programs to sit for the CPA licensing exams due to state-specific issues such as professional accreditation or face-to-face instruction. For information on the educational requirements for your state, refer to the state’s Board of Accountancy or related agency.
Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance about accountant licensure; however, it remains the responsibility of the individual enrolling in the program to read, understand, and comply with the licensure requirements in the state where he or she wishes to practice.Walden University can make no representation, warranty, guarantee, or commitment that successful completion of a Walden program, or coursework for credit within a program, will make a graduate eligible to sit for a licensure exam or to obtain state licensure.