American University

Kogod School of Business



4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS in Accounting

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Kogod's MSA degree program prepares students for successful careers in auditing, corporate financial reporting and controllership, government and not-for-profit accounting, forensic accounting, and consulting. Kogod's program offers an intensive and streamlined advanced study of accounting for students with an undergraduate degree or experience in accounting. The program is also flexible enough to accommodate students without accounting backgrounds. Accounting employment is projected to experience a 22 percent increase in the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At Kogod, students are prepared for the job market with help from talented accounting faculty, including executives-in-residence who bring extensive experience to the classroom. The MSA program ranges from 30—37.5 credit hours, depending on prior education, and can be completed on a full- or part-time basis. Upon completion, graduates will meet the 150-hour CPA exam requirements for public accounting licensure in most states.


American University's Kogod School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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