Grand Canyon University

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The Master of Science in Accounting program at Grand Canyon University is a comprehensive, accelerated learning opportunity for students who hold a BS in Accounting. Candidates develop advanced skills in financial reporting while building their foundational knowledge of specialized accounting topics. 

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Explore ethical best practices and issues pertaining to legal compliance while preparing to take the Uniform CPA Examination. Extend your knowledge of economics, marketing and public accounting practice. It’s recommended that candidates sit for the Uniform CPA Exam shortly after graduation, as the capstone courses are dedicated to preparing for the test.Throughout the Master of Science in Accounting program at Grand Canyon University , you will develop your research skills and enhance your understanding of the quantitative methods of data analysis. You will examine key topics in financial reporting and accounting that affect a diverse range of stakeholders, including:

  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Government entities


With an MSA degree, advanced management positions in corporate or public accounting may be within your reach. Job applicants with an advanced degree set themselves apart from other candidates. Some of the careers that can be related to this degree may include the following:

  • Auditor
  • Tax accountant
  • Vice president of accounting
  • Accounting manager
  • Chief financial officer (CFO)
  • Corporate controller

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the College of Business 
  • Financial Research and Compliance 
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Managerial and Cost Accounting 
  • Business Law and Ethics for Accounting
  • Advanced Audit 

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34 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. 
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores: GMAT, GRE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    590 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 590 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    590 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 590 USD per credit and a duration of  .


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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