Online Master of Science in Accounting

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Become integral to your organization’s success

Accounting isn’t just about balancing books and recording numbers. Top managers in every organization consult with accountants and rely on their insights and expertise to help make crucial financial decisions.

You can join the next generation of accountants who will help lead the future of business with your 100% online Master of Science in Accounting from Maryville. Whether you’re an experienced accounting pro or you’re looking to start a new career in this exciting field, Maryville’s newly updated program can prepare you with advanced accounting skills, business acumen, and financial expertise to maximize your career opportunities and your organization’s success.

Our future-focused program also is one of the first in the nation to feature a revamped curriculum to help prepare our learners for the upcoming changes to the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination (CPA Exam), so you can build the knowledge and skills to thrive in this constantly evolving field.

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Program Start Date: 01-15-24

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Careers for those with a master’s in accounting include:

  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Budget analyst
  • Certified public accountant (CPA)
  • Chief financial officer (CFO)
  • Financial advisor



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Why choose our master’s in accounting?

At Maryville University, we provide flexible, CPA-focused accounting education designed to prepare you for current and future trends in the field — including the upcoming changes to the CPA Exam as defined by the CPA Evolution initiative.

Here’s what you can expect with our program:

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Access coursework 100% online, with no campus visits required.

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Graduate in as little as 10 months.

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Apply with no GRE or GMAT required.

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Prepare for your future with a curriculum focused on upcoming changes to the CPA Exam.

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Consider our updated bridge program if you have a non-accounting background.

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Build CPA skills with Becker CPA Exam preparation courses integrated directly into the curriculum.

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At Maryville University, we deliver an online accounting master’s degree designed to prepare you for industry changes, demands, and certifications. With industry-relevant coursework and an online bridge program designed for non-accounting professionals, our online master’s degree in accounting program can help you develop your business foundational knowledge alongside strategic accounting and financial skills. Our program is among the first in the nation to feature a curriculum updated to focus on the accounting trends, techniques, and skill set outlined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in its CPA Evolution initiative.

A typical master’s in accounting curriculum consists of courses that can give students in-depth knowledge and skills in several aspects of accounting. Many of these accounting courses will cover the following skills or concepts.

Course Skills and Concepts:

CPA exam preparation. The CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam is a challenging test for aspiring accounting professionals.

Managerial methods. Managerial accounting refers to the process of gathering, analyzing, and presenting financial information findings.

Discussing and analyzing strategic accounting issues. Accounting and auditing play an essential role in an organization’s financial health and growth.

Advanced auditing skills. Auditors play a key part in ensuring an organization’s funds are properly managed.

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Accreditation and rankings

Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.

Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Forbe's America's Top Colleges 2019 accreditation

Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

Kiplinger Best College Values 2019 accreditation

Listed among the “Best College Values 2019” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Money's Best Colleges 2020 accreditation

Ranked among Money’s “Best Colleges” 2020

Becker Professional Education

Becker CPA exam preparation

ACBSP Global Business Accreditation

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)