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 offers focused studies in accounting as preparation for academic qualifications required for becoming a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and for a broader study of management related to the application of accounting theory and best practices. Students will examine functions of controllership, global, government and non-profit accounting to achieve an advanced understanding of accounting and financial management decision making and analysis.
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 5 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% 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% 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.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% 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)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.