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Accounting

American Public University

M.Sc. Online
24 months
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350 USD/credit
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The Master of Science in Accounting offered by American Public University System provides you with the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and research competencies required to address complex accounting issues found in private corporations, governmental entities, public accounting, and not-for-profit organizations. 

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Overview

This program at American Public University System extends the knowledge gained in an undergraduate accounting program to enhance your skills in written communication, research, and complex problem solving. No matter your passion, an accounting degree can help you mix that passion into your profession. 

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of the Master of Science in Accounting expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Research and appraise historic, current, and developing authoritative standards in accounting and apply them appropriately to complex financial transactions.
  • Utilize Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to produce and interpret financial statements for various types of organizations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical framework for accountants adopted by professional accounting organizations, such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
  • Analyze, evaluate, and organize financial data to facilitate managerial decision making.
  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of an organization's financial information and provide a written assessment of the results.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Management Perspective
  • Managerial Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Mathematics 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

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

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • In addition, you will need to provide an official transcript of your completed bachelor’s or master’s degree showing proof of completion of this required coursework: Auditing: 3 credit hours,  Cost Accounting or Managerial Accounting: 3 credit hours, Individual Federal Taxation: 3 credit hours, Intermediate Accounting: 6 credit hours. 
  • Pre-admission courses must be grade C or better at the undergraduate level; B or better at the graduate level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    350 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    350 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Getting a Student Visa

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