Accounting, M.Sc. | American University of Sharjah (AUS) | Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
18 months
26610 EUR/year
26610 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in Accounting program from American University of Sharjah (AUS) opens up an exciting new opportunity in accounting and provides a fast track to prepare for some of the most prestigious credentials in the profession. 


The Master of Science in Accounting program from American University of Sharjah (AUS) provides students with advanced knowledge and techniques to pursue professional careers in public and private accounting. MSA students develop skills necessary to solve accounting problems that are of contemporary relevance to the fields of accounting, finance and other business areas. 

The program is designed to create additional employment opportunities and promote the career success of our graduates. Career options for graduates will include positions in public accounting, such as external auditors, tax preparers and consultants, as well as in private accounting roles such as internal auditors, controllers, chief financial officers and financial analysts. Positions in the public sector also contribute to high demand for a graduate degree in accounting, both on the federal and local levels.

Enrolling in the MSA program at AUS will increase significantly the likelihood of passing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Our program prepares students to meet the current 150-semester-hour education requirement to be licensed as a CPA in all of the US states and territories. The CPA exam is currently offered in the UAE without having to travel to the USA.  

Several of our faculty members are licensed CPAs and are very familiar with both the content of the CPA exam and the procedures to register and qualify as a licensed CPA. Our curriculum is designed to help students to pass the CPA exam and obtain theoretical as well as practical experience in accounting and auditing.

Job Placement

The outreach efforts of SBA are focused on building networks with companies that support AUS programs and provide job opportunities for our graduates. Requests from employers are passed along to students and graduates with the appropriate qualifications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting for Managements
  • Auditing and Attestation 
  • Advanced Topics in Managerial and Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Topics in International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Fraudulent Financial

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an independently accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division and by AUS (applicants with a bachelor’s degree obtained outside the UAE must submit an equivalency of their degree from the UAE Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Affairs Division)
  • have attained a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.00 (on a scale of 4.00) or its equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26610 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39915 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    26610 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39915 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.

AED 149,700

Living costs for Sharjah

3400 - 5200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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