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  • Course description
    The primary objective of the Master of Science in Accounting (MSAC) is to provide specialized, graduate level education to persons seeking positions as professional accountants in industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. In addition, the MSAC program offers graduates much of the academic background necessary to pursue certification in public accounting (CPA) and management accounting (CMA).

    Students who have not earned degrees from appropriate fields of study may be required to take additional coursework as a prerequisite for completing the program.

    The program provides a well-balanced integration of theoretical accounting concepts and modern quantitative methods in decision-making.

    This program offers specializations that allow students to tailor their degrees to fit their careers and learning goals. It is an exciting educational option for students looking to increase their understanding, advance their careers, and expand their opportunities in the following areas:

        * Accounting Information Systems
        * Controllership
        * Public Accounting*
        * Taxation

    Credits, degrees, certificates and diplomas earned from Strayer University do not automatically qualify the holder to participate in professional certification examinations to practice accounting professions in a particular state. Persons interested in practicing a regulated profession such as the Certified Public Accountant should contact the appropriate state regulatory agency in the state where you hope to work. Please click here to learn more about professional licensure.

    Notice to CPA Exam Candidates:
    Completion of a Strayer University program, to include the concentration in Public Accounting in the Master of Science in Accounting degree, does not guarantee a student will pass the CPA Examination.

    Area 1: Core Component

          CIS 500
          Information Systems for Decision-Making
          ECO 550
          Managerial Economics and Globalization
          MAT 540
          Quantitative Methods
          RES 531
          Research Methods

          18.0 Credit Hours
    Area 2: Major Component

          ACC 557
          Financial Accounting
          ACC 564
          Accounting Information Systems
          ACC 571
          Forensic Accounting
          LEG 565
          Commercial Law
          ACC 590
          Directed Research Project

          22.5 Credit Hours

    Area 3: Concentration

          ACC 569
          Systems Auditing
          ACC 570
          International Accounting Systems
          CIS 515
          Strategic Planning for Database Systems

          13.5 Credit Hours

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