M.Sc. Online


American Public University

2 months
370 USD/credit
370 USD/credit
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The Accounting MSc course offered by the American Public University 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. 


Course Details

Develop the advanced knowledge needed to tackle complex accounting issues found in business, nonprofit, government, and private organizations with the Accounting MSc course offered by the American Public University.

APU’s master’s in accounting online program emphasizes theory and practical skills, while enabling you to enhance written communication and research capacities to address complex problem solving. Simulations and labs provide an immersive learning experience. The program ends with a thesis based on your research of a current industry issue. 

Successful completion may or may not satisfy the educational requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Educational requirements for the CPA exam vary by state.

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:

  • Applied Business Analytics 
  • CPA 
  • Government Accounting 
  • Health Information Management 
  • Information Technology 
  • Internal Auditing 

What You Will Do

  • Analyze an organization’s financial information in depth, assessing the findings in writing
  • Evaluate and organize financial data to aid managerial decision making
  • Apply past, present, and emerging standards in accounting to complex financial transactions
  • Produce and interpret financial statements for various organizations using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical framework for accountants adopted by professional accounting organizations


  • This program has earned specialized accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Accounting
  • Individual Tax Research and Planning
  • Advanced Federal Taxation
  • Advanced Cost Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Forensic Accounting

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Courses Start Monthly


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

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

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  • International

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.

$250 with military grant


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