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Master of Science in Accounting

M.S. in Accounting

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Accounting program at the University of Dallas provides accounting professionals with the foundation necessary to excel in today’s financial environment. Upon graduation students are prepared to sit for the CPA exam and begin a career in public accounting in a variety of roles.

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What Will I Study? 

The accounting program helps students gain a deeper knowledge of accounting principles as well as the skills and tools to succeed in a profession with high quality reporting and transparency required for analyzing financial statements.

 MS Accounting Course Topics Include:

  •  Introduction to Taxation
  •  Accounting Information Systems
  •  Auditing
  •  Financial Statement Analysis
  •  Entity Taxation
  •  Advanced Accounting
  •  Accounting Research Methods
  •  Intermediate Financial Accounting II

What Kind of Commitment Am I Making?

  •  33-HOUR PROGRAM
  •  CAN BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT 1.5-2 YEARS
  •  ONLINE OR ON-CAMPUS
  •  $1,250 PER CREDIT HOUR

Enterprise Architecture

The M.S. in accounting is a 33-hour program comprised of eleven classes that help students develop the tools they need for a career in accounting. No GMAT or GRE is required for admission. For the typical working professional taking two classes per semester, the M.S. in accounting program can be completed in about 1.5-2 years

 

Where Can a Career in Accounting Take Me?

Students who complete this program become well equipped to navigate challenges in this dynamic profession. Most graduates pursue careers in fields such as assurance, taxation, consulting or forensic accounting. Others will choose career paths in business or industry in areas such as financial reporting, managerial accounting, financial analysis or treasury functions.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accounting occupations is projected to grow nearly 10 percent from 2016 to 2026 adding about 139,900 new jobs. In 2017, the median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $69,350 with potential increasing to $135,000 for CPA certified accountants. With a growing economy and globalization, the demand for accountants and auditors is expected to continue increasing.  

Career options include professions such as:

  •  Auditor
  •  Senior Financial Analyst
  •  Executive Accountant
  •  Financial Planning Consultant
  •  Project Manager
  •  Tax Manager
  •  Assurance Senior Associate 

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