Online Master of Science in Accounting

The Online MSA program is designed for working professionals and students who wish to pursue an accounting master’s degree. The advanced coursework will help students prepare for or further a career in professional accounting while earning credit toward obtaining a CPA license. Students will take a total of 30 units of graduate-level coursework. This consists of 18 units of required online accounting courses, as well as 12 units of selected online MBA and accounting electives. Our online courses allow the flexibility that working professionals need while still providing quality personal interactions between students and professors.

The program has a start date of Fall, Spring, and Summer, with rolling admissions.                                                                       

Program Requirements

Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisites may be satisfied by taking comparable courses at an acceptable accredited US institution

Course Number
Course Title
ACCT 200
Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 units)
ACCT 210
Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3 Units)
ACCT 310
Cost Accounting (3 Units)
ACCT 400A Intermediate Financial Accounting I (3 Units)
ACCT 400B
Intermediate Financial Accounting II (3 Units)
ACCT 420 Introduction to Federal Taxation (3 Units)

 

The above prerequisites must be fulfilled prior to starting the Online MSA program. 

Required Courses

The Online MSA program consists of 30 units of required work.

Students must also pass a written comprehensive MSA examination at the end of the program as a requirement for graduation.

The Online MSA program requires 18 units of graduate accounting work. The remaining 12 units may be approved online MBA non-accounting business courses.

The following are the required 18 units of accounting coursework:

Course Course Title Usually Offered
ACCT 522
Advanced Federal Taxation (3 units)
Fall
ACCT 531
Principles of Auditing (3 units)
Fall
ACCT 572A
Accounting for Not for Profit Entities (3 units)
Fall
ACCT 501
Advanced Financial Accounting (3 units)
Spring
ACCT 515
Ethics for Professional Accountants (3 units)
Spring
ACCT 521
Buisness Law (3 units)
Spring

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Select six courses (12 units) from:

Course Course Title Usually Offered
 ECON, MIS, FIN, BNAD, MGMT, MKTG (2 units)
Any approved Online MBA elective options
Fall, Spring, Summer

 

Program Length

The Online MSA program length will vary between students but can be completed in as little as 12 months.

For additional information please contact the Masters Program Coordinator, Alex Miller, at alexmiller@email.arizona.edu.