Deepen Your Knowledge of Accounting Principles
Southern New Hampshire University's online accounting master's degree curriculum provides students with the strong accounting background that is required to be highly successful in this field. The MS in Accounting meets the 150 credit-hour requirement to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam adopted by most states. Additionally, if you have an undergraduate degree in accounting, you may be able to earn an advanced graduate certificate in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination by completing just one additional course as part of MS in Accounting curriculum.
You may also enjoy the flexibility of on-campus, on-location and online courses for accounting as you work toward earning your master's degree. Select accounting courses in the format that best fits your schedule and learning style.
MS in Accounting Curriculum Requirements
Total Credits Required: 36 to 51
SNHU's online accounting master’s degree curriculum requires a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 17 graduate courses (36 to 51 credits), determined by your undergraduate background in business and undergraduate major. If you have six or more college-level credits in mathematics, economics, and/or accounting, you are exempt from Level I courses. Other courses are eligible for exemptions or waivers if you have an undergraduate major or concentration in accounting or Accounting/Finance. Many online accounting courses are offered to satisfy requirements of the master's in accounting program. The MS in Accounting meets the 150-credit-hour requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam adopted by most states.
MS in Accounting Required Courses
ACC 550 Cost Accounting - if waived, replaced with ACC 660
ACC 610 Financial Reporting I - if waived, replaced with ACC 680
ACC 640 Auditing - if waived, replaced with ACC 646
MBA 610 Business Law - if exempt, no replacement, as long as total number of credits is obtained
TAX 650 Federal Taxation of Individuals- if exempt, no replacement, as long as total number of credits is obtained
ACC 620 Financial Reporting II
ACC 630 Financial Reporting III
ACC 675 Control/Audit of Accounting Info System
ACC 690 Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting
ACC 700 Seminar in Accounting Topics
TAX 655 Federal Income Tax of Corporations and Partnerships
FIN 500 Financial Management
INT 600 Multinational Corporate Management
QSO 510 Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
For those who do not meet the minimum requirements, the following courses may be required: