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M.S. in Accounting
This graduate-level degree is designed to prepare students with critical thinking and problem-solving skills to pursue mid- to senior-level positions in the field of accounting.* The curriculum is designed to enrich skills in auditing, taxation, cost accounting, and financial accounting while providing students the opportunity to choose elective courses to meet their specific interests and goals. Graduates may be eligible to sit for various certification examinations, including the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA®) examinations.† Choose one of four concentrations: audit, finance, government, or tax. The Master of Science in Accounting is just one of the Purdue Global business programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), which demonstrates that Purdue Global has met standards of business education established by ACBSP that promote teaching excellence and continuous quality improvement.‡
* Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.
† To sit for the CPA Exam, students may need to take additional courses at the undergraduate or graduate level to meet individual state requirements. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.
‡ For more information on Purdue Global’s ACBSP accreditation, visit www.acbsp.org.
Classification: Associate's College
Locale: Small City
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