Contribute to your organization's success by becoming a strategic partner that provides financial information to help guide the internal management of employees, managers and executives, inform decision-making and improve performance. SNHU’s Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Management Accounting lets you:
This online degree program, in addition to developing your skill set for managerial roles, also prepares you for the necessary academic qualifications to become a Certified Management Accountant. The prestigious CMA credential demonstrates a solid grasp of financial planning, analysis and professional ethics.
Founded in 1932 as a school of accountancy and secretarial science, SNHU is a recognized leader in the field. This online degree builds off the solid foundation of the MS in Accounting with three courses in the concentration: Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting, Controllership and International Accounting.
An advanced degree builds your expertise, strengthens and expands your leadership skills and lets you realize your personal and professional goals. With the right combination of credentials and experience, you’ll be in a position to contribute positively to the strategic, tactical and operating decisions of your organization.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master's in management accounting at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
With coursework covering the functions of controllership, business law and governmental, nonprofit and international accounting, SNHU's master's in management accounting can open up opportunities in the private and public sectors, as well as nonprofits.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 10 percent employment growth for accountants through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.* For graduates who pursue the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification, the outlook is even rosier: According to the 2016 IMA Global Salary Survey, CMAs worldwide earn 50% percent more in median base salary and compensation than non-CMAs.*
Please note: Students cannot earn CMA certification through SNHU. Furthermore, the CMA certification exam requirements include an additional two continuous years of professional experience in management accounting/or financial management. If you wish to follow the traditional CMA track upon graduation, you'll need to verify you meet all requirements to sit for the exam. Licensing requirements to sit for the CMA exam vary from state to state, so it's best to review your state-specific requirements. For state-by-state educational requirements, consult the website of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). For state-by-state CMA licensing requirements, consult the Accounting Licensing Library, powered by the NASBA. The content of our accounting programs aligns with the Content and Skill Specification Outlines (CSOs/SSOs) set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and fulfills the educational requirements for CPA certification in most states.
The master’s in management accounting curriculum will provide you with the skill set required to help an organization succeed. You’ll examine managerial theory and best practices, and learn to apply these concepts in decision-making and critical analysis. SNHU’s graduate degree curriculum prepares graduates for the academic qualifications needed to become a Certified Management Accountant, a unique offering among most accounting programs.
This comprehensive course is designed to help financial managers master the technical, financial, accounting and people management skills necessary for the job of a corporate controller.
Learn to apply procedures in accounting, financial reporting and budgeting for governmental and non-profit organizations. Prepare, analyze, and interpret these entities' financial statements. Gain experience in how to record assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, and expenditures based on standards set by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.
This course focuses on accounting in the global marketplace and reviews international accounting standards for financial reporting and introduces and compares taxation and financial and managerial accounting issues in the international environment. NOTE: ACC 680 can be used as an international business elective.
This course is designed to introduce the student who is familiar with financial auditing principles to advanced auditing topics including 1) beyond the financial audit, 2) when audits go wrong, and 3) behavioral and ethical concerns for auditors. The course utilizes a combination of case studies, student presentations, and reviews of current auditing research and professional materials to assist students in increasing their knowledge of auditing. This is a reading intensive course.
New auditing and quality control standards adopted by the PCAOB and the AICPA require auditors to have adequate technical training and must understand the role information technologies play in the maintenance and effective internal control of financial information. Knowledge of EDP auditing and control is particularly important in complying with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), which requires auditors to attest to the standards of internal control and any material weaknesses disclosed by senior management. This course will give auditors the knowledge they need to comply with SOX Section 404 by allowing them to test the process rather than just the product of the financial information system. Select curricular standards set by ISACA will be addressed to assess and to improve auditing and internal control practices.
This course is an examination of advanced topics in accounting, including SEC reporting, corporations in financial difficulty, multinational accounting and additional consolidation reporting issues not covered in Financial Reporting II.
This course deals with the application of academic research related to ethical decision making, identifying evolving ethical issues in the accounting and business environment, and evaluating and applying theories of ethics and justice. Students will be exposed to ethical situations affecting the accounting and business environments to gain a solid foundation on which to address possible circumstances they may face as accounting professionals.
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the M.S. in Accounting program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.
This course is a study of finance from a corporate perspective including investments, capital structure and re-structuring, budgeting, financial markets, policy, and portfolio management. Students will analyze a firm's opportunities and risk level within these categories to evaluate the impact on shareholder's value.
This course provides a survey of the legal environment of business by looking at legal issues and regulations in a business context. The students assess the impact of business law on organizational decision making for informing strategic legal decisions. The course covers employment law, contracts, tort and product liability, internet law as well as other legal issues affecting the business environment. The students also assess the legal and ethical implications of US companies doing business abroad.
Learn how to manage people and organizations effectively using communication as a tool. Enhance skills and techniques in motivating, leading change, developing relationships and team building through effective communication of core visions, active listening and providing feedback. Develop strategic management and communication skills that positively affect stakeholder behavior. Gain comprehensive, hands-on-experience in constructing documents and presentations that inform, persuade and influence the intended audience to achieve strategic goals.
This course studies the theories and practices of income taxation of corporations and partnerships and excise tax on estates and gifts.
This course provides a comprehensive study of the concepts, procedures, and practices of accounting systems that record, classify, and report cost data. These systems are designed to aid in the cost-effective operation of for-profit and non- profit organizations. This course focuses on cost behaviors, alternative cost systems, and accounting tools for planning and control. Additional topics studied would include relevant cost analysis for management decisions, cost/ revenue allocation methods, inventory management, and transfer pricing.
This course examines financial accounting theories and practices and emphasizes asset and liability, measurement and reporting.
This course is a continuation of ACC 610. Topics include stockholders' equity, income measurement, income taxes, pensions, leases and statements of changes in financial positions.
This course examines such advanced accounting topics as partnerships, consolidations, insolvencies, estates and trusts.
This course is a study of the concepts and methods of professional auditing.
This course studies the theory and practice of federal income taxation of individuals.
This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.
This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.
This course emphasizes the creation and interpretation of financial statements critical to an understanding of today's economy. Various financial topics related to financial statements are covered. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements are explored in-depth giving students an appreciation of how these statements are prepared and the standard accounting rules that apply to their creation.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25 percent tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$40 Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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