Master's Program in Economics and Administration in North America

Top Master's Programs in Economics and Administration in North America 2017

Economics and Administration

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Professionals who have studied economics and administration comprehend both the larger economic picture and smaller, individualized trends. It is an interdisciplinary field in which specialists are trained to consider and analyze many components in both the public and private section and make recommendations based on current and potential conditions.

 

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

Masters Program in Economics and Administration in North America

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Master of Finance

Hult International Business School
Campus Full time August 2017 USA New York Boston San Francisco United Kingdom London United Arab Emirates Dubai China Shanghai + 8 more

Hult’s one-year Master of Finance equips you with the foundation necessary to tackle the complex world of corporate financial management. Learn both the language of business and the tactical financial skills needed to make an impact in corporate finance and accounting. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Economics and Administration in North America 2017. Pursue a career in corporate finance and make an impact within a multinational company. Hult’s one-year Master of Finance equips you with the foundation necessary to tackle the complex world of corporate financial management. Learn both the language of business and the tactical financial skills needed to make an impact in corporate finance and accounting. Locations Start your program in Boston and have the option to rotate to up to two other Hult campuses for your electives as part of our Global Campus Rotation. Your Master of Finance at a glance Who is this program for? Candidates who have recently graduated from university or college, as well as individuals with up to three years of work experience who want to launch a career within the finance function of multinational companies. What you’ll learn Smart financial management decisions maximize shareholder and company value and limit risk. The role of the CFO and the company’s finance team is to optimize financial performance. They do this by looking for ways to fund investments, free up capital, and decrease costs. By understanding the nuts and bolts of the business and what drives the numbers, they also advise on which activities drive profitable growth. The Master of Finance degree is designed to give students this breadth of insight. Why Hult? At Hult’s Boston campus, you’ll be living among some of the brightest minds in the fields of accounting, investment management, and consulting with companies like PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte, Fidelity, State Street Bank, Boston Consulting Group, and Bain Capital all calling Boston home. Hult also brings business practitioners into the classroom. For example, Hult accounting professor Tom Porter has over 30 years of professional accounting experience, while Hult professor Jon Bentley served as a Partner at PwC. Curriculum Immersion Your Master of Finance program begins with a three-week Immersion. Immersion is the first course in all our Master degree programs and lays the foundations for a successful year. It is a combination of learning academic fundamentals, teamwork, and forging a sense of community among classmates.You will also have the opportunity to orientate yourself to life at Hult and your new home city. The Immersion course prepares you to develop into well-rounded business professionals over the duration of your program and provides the knowledge and skills required to apply a competency-based approach to leadership development. You'll end the course with a capstone simulation which introduces you to complex, integrated high-level business problems in a true-to-life team format. You'll develop and execute a corporate growth strategy, managing all functional areas of a business. Core courses For your first three modules, your core courses will focus on the fundamentals of finance—taught from a global perspective. You will then tailor your final two modules to your individual interests and career goals with electives that your can choose to take at any of our six global campuses. Financial Accounting Financial Management Managerial Accounting Modeling & Analytics I.S. For Accounting & Control Corporate Finance Tax Factors in Business Decisions Internal Consulting & Control Regulatory Environment Forensic Accounting & Financial Investigations International Financial Reporting Electives As part of your Master of Finance, you will have the opportunity to take four electives of your choice once you have successfully completed all of the core courses. You can opt to build upon the knowledge you have already acquired during your core courses, or you can choose to pursue greater understanding in an area of personal interest. Practical application: Simulations & The Hult Business Challenge Applying business theory in realistic scenarios is central to all aspects of the Hult curriculum. Classes are enriched with practical application at every opportunity and skills are put to the test with both virtual and real-world projects. Career development Navigating an international job search requires an individual approach. At Hult, we are experts in international student placement and work one-on-one with you to craft a tailored career strategy. Career Fast Track The earlier you start your job search, the greater your chance of success. Our Career Fast Track program enables you to have everything in place so you can start applying for jobs as soon as you arrive on campus. Before your start your program at Hult, you'll have access to software that gives you a line-by-line resume review, webinars on resume writing, global market employment trends, and creating a targeted job-search strategy. So when you arrive on campus you can concentrate on your studies, networking opportunities, and begin your job search straight away. Line-by-line resume reviews Webinars on global employment trends, personalizing your job search, and how to get your resume to a globally competitive standard Interactive sessions with expert Careers Advisors Personalized support We work one-on-one with you to craft a tailored career strategy and give you the tools to execute it. Coaching Throughout your program, you'll attend workshops and coaching sessions to equip you with essential knowledge and skills in areas like LinkedIn optimisation, personal branding, negotiations, interview preparation, and job search strategy. Advice You'll be assigned a personal Careers Advisor who will work with you one-on-one to help you position yourself to enter your target location and industry. They can advise you on everything from visas to job applications and long-term career paths. You also have the opportunity to have an alumni mentor. Events There is a packed schedule of career events that bring companies on to campus to present, network, and recruit, as well as alumni mixers, expert guest speakers, and career open house events. Post-graduation Your career development doesn't stop when you graduate and neither does Hult's support. Constantly stay connected Your alumni network is one of your biggest assets, Hult Connect is an online portal that allows you to link with the 16,000 Hult alumni working in every major industry in every corner of the world. You'll also have access to our global job board so you can continue take advantage of our relationship with the world's top employers seeking talent. Hult's Alumni Mentorship Program provides you with an opportunity to be a part of coaching the next generation of leaders coming out of Hult. Hult Connect, the online portal for our 16,000+ alumni network Alumni Mentorship Program Global job board and networking events Lifelong education Change never stops, so your business learning shouldn’t either. We empower you to stay up-to-date with emerging trends by taking a complimentary elective each year for the rest of your life. One elective a year, on us. Most careers span decades and critical skills can change as you progress in seniority. The rapid pace of change also means future critical business knowledge might have simply been impossible to learn during your program. Before 2004 there was no Facebook or YouTube; neither the iPhone nor Airbnb existed prior to 2007; and yet understanding the impact of these innovations is critical for business success today. At Hult, you can refresh a skillset or get up to speed in a new business trend by enrolling in one elective a year at any of our global campuses. There’s a small registration fee, but the course is otherwise free of charge. Executive education options for life. Instead of studying an elective, every year Hult alumni can enroll in a range of leadership Summer Executive Education Programs at our historic Ashridge Estate campus in Berkhamsted, U.K. Courses feature a range of leadership and development programs, and are taught by experts with practical, theoretical, and commercial experience. There’s a small registration fee, but courses otherwise cost over $10,000 so the savings over time for Hult alumni are significant. Admissions & fees Hult takes a holistic approach to reviewing your application. In addition to academic achievement, we look for cultural awareness, leadership potential, and a drive to succeed. [-]

Online Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis

Creighton University Online
Online Part time September 2017 USA Omaha

Investing is one of the more complex, competitive, and rewarding areas in finance. Creighton’s Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis (MIMFA) offers intense and advanced training on investing. [+]

Investing is one of the more complex, competitive, and rewarding areas in finance. Creighton’s Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis (MIMFA) offers intense and advanced training on investing. With a curriculum designed around all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) exams, and taught exclusively by faculty members who have passed it, this online master’s offers rigorous training that can make the difference between staying where you are and achieving your career ambitions. Even if you don’t plan to pursue your CFA charter right away, you’ll still graduate with a valuable master’s degree and the in-depth investment and financial know-how required of confident investment professionals. Coursework Based on the Real World Instead of focusing exclusively on theory, the online Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis offers a practitioner-oriented view of finance and investment. Coursework is adapted every year to reflect the rapidly changing world of finance and investment. Areas of study include: - International trade and alternative investments - Financial accounting procedures and their implications - Methods of securities risk and return analysis - Ethics and professional standards [-]

Master in Nonprofit Administration

The University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business
Campus Part time 14 - 50  September 2017 USA Notre Dame

The Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) degree in the Mendoza College of Business delivers an education that in 2011 was ranked 4th in ethics by the Aspen Institute-Beyond Grey Pinstripes. Our program, which draws students from an array of undergraduate majors and varied work backgrounds, is designed for individuals with at least two years of post undergraduate nonprofit work or volunteer experience, and we strongly encourage an... [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Economics and Administration in North America 2017. Master in Nonprofit Administration The Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) degree in the Mendoza College of Business delivers an education that in 2011 was ranked 4th in ethics by the Aspen Institute-Beyond Grey Pinstripes. Our program, which draws students from an array of undergraduate majors and varied work backgrounds, is designed for individuals with at least two years of post undergraduate nonprofit work or volunteer experience, and we strongly encourage an interview for entrance into the program. Giving business professionals the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in our close-knit community and to better serve the nonprofit sector without leaving their current jobs, the MNA degree features on-site summer courses as well as fall and spring e-learning courses. The total time commitment on campus is 10 weeks over a two to four summer timeframe. During the first summer, four weeks of core courses are taken; during subsequent summers, courses are taken in two-week blocks. Distance learning courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters. The degree includes 42 credit hours (30 core credits, 9 elective credits, and 3 credits for the field project) in a core curriculum that includes the fundamentals of managing or leading nonprofit organizations – from small community-based initiatives to large national organizations – and the exploration of critical strategic issues facing nonprofit leaders today. Classes range from economics and human resource management to ethics, marketing and board development. In addition to the core curriculum, students have many elective choices to customize their educational experience. These include leadership, investment, entrepreneurship, tax policy, and e-commerce. For the individual seeking career development, whether in a nonprofit, government, social service, or advocacy organization, Notre Dame blends a world renowned tradition of academic excellence with a deep commitment to positive change in a program that allows degree completion in 14-50 months. Core courses Accounting for the NFP Board Relations & Management Decision Analysis & Statistics Economics of NFP Enterprises Ethics in Nonprofit Organizations Field Project Financial Management Human Resource Management Legal Environment Management Communication Marketing for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Planning & Policy Admissions The Master of Nonprofit Administration (MNA) program in the Mendoza College of Business welcomes qualified applicants who possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. The following items are required for a complete application: The Notre Dame MNA Program now offers qualified applicants the opportunity to apply for a GRE waiver. A completed application form Official TOEFL or PTE Academic score report (international students only) A non-refundable application fee in the amount of $60.00, made payable to the University of Notre Dame Official academic transcripts A personal essay Two completed recommendation forms A current resume Official GRE* scores (code 0883) Though not required, we strongly encourage a personal interview with our program manager *Note: Effective Aug. 1, 2011, the official GRE test will be revised. However, scores from GRE tests taken prior to Aug. 1, 2011 will be accepted during the yearlong rollout phase of the new exam. All GRE test scores are valid for five years from the date taken. [-]

Master of Finance

Rady School of Management
Campus Full time September 2017 USA La Jolla Shores

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is now accepting applications for the Master of Finance degree. The one-year Master of Finance provides rigorous, hands-on training preparing graduates to immediately [+]

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is now accepting applications for the Master of Finance degree. The one-year Master of Finance provides rigorous, hands-on training preparing graduates to immediately contribute in environments where quantitative and analytical skills are at a premium. Students learn cutting-edge methods for analyzing "big data" for financial decision making and risk management. The program’s emphasis on quantitative models and methods ensures graduates are equipped to develop innovative solutions to the complex problems facing the financial industry. Admissions The Rady School seeks applicants for the Master of Finance program who have exceptional quantitative skills, strong interest in the analytical foundations of finance and of risk management, and a desire to have an impact in the financial sector. The following criteria will be considered for admission: - Post-university work or research experience in a quantitative discipline is recommended, but not required. - Experience with statistical and econometric applications (Examples: SAS, STATA, MatLab, R, S-Plus). - A strong quantitative background including coursework in subjects such as linear algebra, multivariate calculus, differential equations, numerical analysis or advanced statistics and probability. - Experience with mathematical tools (Examples: MatLab, or Mathematica). Career Finance professionals skilled at producing forecasts of business, industry and economic conditions and financial risk management are in demand in investment institutions across the globe. The United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics expects the risk management field within business to grow at an average rate of 13 percent over the next decade. Longer term career paths may include, but are not limited to, chief risk officer, chief finance officer, risk managers, and as the head of risk management in banks and investment banks, stock exchanges, asset management companies, mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, private equity firms, large corporations, credit rating agencies and regulators. Master of Finance students receive career support from Career Connections. Through personal coaching, an array of programs and resources and a commitment to creating access to opportunities, Career Connections enhances your potential for success. Click here for a virtual tour of our campus. [-]

Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)

DeVry University
Campus Full time Open Enrolment USA Chicago Pomona

The Master of Human Resource Management degree program will help prepare you to provide a strategic staffing vision across multiple disciplines in the business environment [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Economics and Administration in North America 2017. The Master of Human Resource Management degree program will help prepare you to provide a strategic staffing vision across multiple disciplines in the business environment, and help you be able to assess and respond to your company's business goals to ensure that your most valuable asset - your people - are available, capable and effective. We are continually evolving our curriculum to ensure that the Master's in Human Resource Management program is aligned with the current HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates of the Society for Human Resource Management. The Master of Human Resource Management degree program is available on the following locations: Chicago Loop (Chicago, IL) Pomona (Los Angeles, CA) TUITION - Click Here About DeVry University. If you are looking for an undergraduate or graduate college degree program, consider DeVry University. We offer small class sizes, a year-round enrollment every 8 weeks with processing new or transfer I-20, and degree completion programs. At DeVry, you can earn a reputable degree from an accredited* university respected by top employers around the globe. Classes start every 8 weeks: January, March, May, July, September, and November DeVry University has locations across the United States, including 6 campuses specially equipped to address and service the needs of international students in their pursuit of a successful career. Chicago, IL (Loop & Campbell) Fremont, CA (San Francisco) Pomona, CA (Los Angeles) Sherman Oaks, CA (Los Angeles) New York City, NY Student life at DeVry University DeVry University offers a wide range of activities and clubs, including many professional organizations, in which students can participate. Most activities are planned by the student government or activity organization at each campus. In addition, several curriculum-related organizations, such as computer and electronics clubs, are offered, as are student-produced newspapers and special interest groups in such areas as chess, martial arts, and photography. A variety of intramural sports and field trip activities are also available. Activities and clubs vary by location. US Career Experience Program (USCEP) Would you like to earn hands on experience while attending school in the US? DeVry University’s U.S. Career Experience Program provides international students of DeVry University or its Keller Graduate School of Management the opportunity to gain valuable on-campus work experience through a paid, part-time job. Opportunities vary my campus locations. International students may work up to 20 hours per week with the potential to earn up to $10/hour. This is an exceptional opportunity to develop in one or several of the following specialist roles: Business Development Marketing Student Services Admissions Community Outreach Students can learn more about each role description by following our LinkedIn page at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/devry-university-&-its-keller-graduate-school-of-management-international Follow us on our International Facebook page: www.facebook.com/devryintl *DeVry University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org. Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. In New York State, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York. Testimonials “The small-size classes offered by DeVry create a professional learning environment and also enhances interaction between Professor and student that help me a lot in adapting with new environment.” – Xuan D. Hua, Vietnam “Networking field is my passion and DeVry has provided me an amazing learning platform to pursue my dream. My advisor, Mr. Nadeem Masood is a wonderful person, and he has been assisting me since day one. He constantly looks out for me, and he is like a fatherly figure to me here. I’m sure DeVry will bring me to greater heights.” – Amudhan Tamilarasu, India “This U.S. Career Experience Program is another huge step that DeVry University has taken into the global world. I am honored to be chosen as International Student Specialist in this process and I am going to do whatever it takes to take the progress forward.” – Evrim Timur, Turkey Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended DeVry can be found at devry.edu/degree-programs/ge.html [-]

Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services

Towson University - College of Business & Economics
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Towson

The Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services is fully accredited by AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the "gold standard" for business education. [+]

Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services Why earn an Master in Accounting and Business Advisory Services? Take your career to a new level in one of the fastest growing fields with an M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services, a program offered jointly by Towson University and the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business. Students who enroll in the program have the opportunity to earn a degree from and be alumnus/na of both institutions. Students may take courses at Towson, UB, or online. The M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services is fully accredited by AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the "gold standard" for business education. If you already hold a bachelor's degree in accounting from another institution, the additional specialized accounting course work will count toward the 150-hour requirement to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Maryland and many other states. Students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields are eligible for the program but must complete additional preparatory course work. B.S./M.S. Accelerated Accounting Program If you are a Towson University undergraduate accounting student, you may be eligible to enroll in the B.S./M.S. Accelerated Accounting Program. This 5-year program allows you to not only earn the additional 30 credits to sit for the CPA exam but you will be eligible to earn a master’s degree at the same time. It is the only AACSB accelerated program of its kind offered in Maryland. Accounting majors with a GPA of 3.0 who have scored at least a 400 on the GMAT exam may apply to the M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services program in their junior year. Career Opportunities Graduates find positions as auditors, management accountants, consultants, internal auditors and other high-level roles in the public and private sector. Networking Through meetings with outside speakers, service activities and social activities, Beta Alpha Psi gives you plenty of opportunities to interact with business professionals and assists you in making the right decisions about your career. Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. A Targeted Approach Depending on your academic interests and professional goals, you can tailor the program to fit your needs through a balance of foundational course work and electives. After gaining a solid foundation in accounting and financial management, you can focus in either applied information technology through Towson University or management information systems through University of Baltimore. Convenient late afternoon, evening and summer courses are offered. Learn from Experts Through the joint program, you will have access to talented, diverse and highly experienced faculty from Towson and UB. Faculty members work closely with students to plan a specialized course of study. Learn more about the faculty at Towson and UB. Admission Requirements The minimum requirements for admission to the joint graduate program in Accounting and Business Advisory Services at Towson University and the University of Baltimore are a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university* and a 3.00 minimum undergraduate GPA. (Students not meeting the GPA standard will be considered on an individual basis for a conditional admittance.) Admission to the program will be based on undergraduate academic performance and scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Both schools will use the same admission standards. Degree Requirements Completion of a minimum of 30 units beyond the undergraduate degree of which a minimum of 18 units should be in 600-level courses or above designed primarily for graduate students. (This is an AACSB requirement.) Students may take courses at either institution, but must take a minimum of 12 units sponsored by each institution out of the total 30-unit program. [-]

Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA)

West Virginia University - College of Business and Economics
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Morgantown

The MPA program at WVU is designed to prepare students to meet challenges they face in launching into a career in public accounting. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Economics and Administration in North America 2017. The MPA program at WVU is designed to prepare students to meet challenges they face in launching into a career in public accounting. The structured educational experience of a graduate program broadens and deepens the student's knowledge and skills. Many states, including West Virginia, require 128 hours of formal education before taking the CPA examination and 150 credit hours to be fully certified. Earning a Masters of Professional Accountancy can help students achieve this requirement and begin their careers on solid foundation. Nationally recognized program of excellence In addition to the College's AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International accreditation, the Accounting department earned its own accreditation in 1997. This AACSB Accreditation makes WVU's Accounting department one of the top programs in the country. Fewer than 28 percent of all AACSB-accredited schools have an additional accreditation for their MPA program. Outstanding placement record The MPA program has an excellent placement record. The big four as well as many other international, national, regional, and local firms actively recruit WVU accounting graduates. Recommended Course Sequence Fall Semester courses begin in late August and Spring Semester courses in mid January. Summer session I classes begin in mid-May and are completed by June 30. Due to possible course rotations between semesters, students may start the program only in August or January. ACCT 511 Financial Accounting Theory and Practice ACCT 551 Assurance Services/Professional Standards ACCT 561 Governmental/Not for Profit Accounting ACCT 591F ADTP: Bus/Econ Decision Making ACCT 512 Mergers and Acquisitions ACCT 541 Income Taxes and Business Decisions ACCT 571 Accounting and Business Consulting ACCT 442 Income Tax Accounting 2 ACCT 521 Information Technology Auditing ACCT 556 Fraud Detection & Deterrence Admission Requirements Admission to the MPA program is determined by a committee of accounting faculty. The committee acts upon individual applications within a short period of time after receipt of the completed application. GPA and GMAT Requirements The admission committee seeks applicants who possess a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (calculated on all college courses completed or the last 60 hours); an accounting grade point average of 3.0 (calculated exclusive of principles, proctoring, internship, and independent study courses); and a total GMAT score in the 60 percentile or higher. Both full and half-time applicants must meet the requirements for admission to the MPA program. Students who possess appropriate GMAT scores and grade point averages, but do not possess a bachelor's degree in accounting, may apply for provisional MPA graduate status. Provisional students must complete the prerequisite courses before enrolling in MPA courses. Applicants with accounting undergraduate degrees must also satisfy all the prerequisite courses for the MPA program. Students receiving provisional admission to the MPA degree will meet with the MPA coordinator to develop a written plan for the completion of the prerequisite courses. After completing all prerequisite coursework the student must request a change from provisional to regular MPA status which is subject to approval by the MPA Admission Committee. Failure to satisfactorily complete the plan will result in the cancellation of the applicant's provisional MPA graduate student status. Note: No student will be admitted as a provisional graduate student without satisfying the GMAT requirement. GRE scores (Graduate Records Examination) will be accepted in lieu of GMAT scores only for applicants with GRE scores in the 70th percentile or above. Prerequisite Courses Business Finance Income Tax Accounting Principles of Marketing Principles of Management Principles of Microeconomics Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Computer Science Business Law Principles of Accounting I and II Intermediate Accounting I and II Cost/Management Accounting Internal or External Auditing The WV Board of Accountancy requires the above listed courses to sit for the CPA exam in West Virginia, in addition to other accounting related courses. These courses are also required because CPAs need a broad business background in the practice of public accounting. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Missouri State University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4  September 2017 USA Springfield + 1 more

Missouri State’s public administration graduate program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration through a rigorous national accreditation process. [+]

Master of Public Administration Missouri State’s public administration graduate program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration through a rigorous national accreditation process. Meeting the NASPAA’s criteria means you’ll receive the resources necessary to achieve the goals that matter to you. Graduate students in the public administration program are individuals with diverse academic and professional backgrounds, many of whom work full-time and are practicing public administrators and non-profit organization professionals. Missouri State’s public administration graduate program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration through a rigorous national accreditation process. Meeting the NASPAA’s criteria means you’ll receive the resources necessary to achieve the goals that matter to you. Public Affairs. Civic Engagement. Public Policy. As a graduate of Missouri State’s public administration master’s program, you will be able to: Shape policies that benefit the public... [-]

Master of Accounting

Iowa State University College of Business
Campus Full time January 2017 USA Ames

The Master of Accounting program is designed to meet the needs of accountants in public or private accounting focusing on interpreting and analyzing accounting information for decision-making. This program allows undergraduate accounting majors to complete an advanced degree while pursuing the additional hours needed to meet the 150 hour requirement in most states to become a Certified Public Accountant. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Economics and Administration in North America 2017. The Master of Accounting program is designed to meet the needs of accountants in public or private accounting focusing on interpreting and analyzing accounting information for decision-making. This program allows undergraduate accounting majors to complete an advanced degree while pursuing the additional hours needed to meet the 150 hour requirement in most states to become a Certified Public Accountant. Graduates comply with the Iowa Standards for Certification upon passing the Uniform Certified Public Accounting examination. Applicants to the program should have a strong academic record. Requirements for admission will generally be: GPA above a 3.25 (junior/senior GPA will be considered if better than overall) Grades of no worse than a B in all required accounting courses. Completed at least four upper division accounting courses, including Acct 387 Demonstrate strong professional communication skills through the required essays GMAT score of at least 50th percentile* GMAT writing of at least 4.5* Additional factors that will be considered are: Professional work experience including internships Leadership experience Strong references from professional work experience and faculty Convincing rationale for pursuing the degree Our Master of Accounting faculty are respected nationally and have been making a difference as editors and co-editors of the top journals in their areas of expertise. Our accounting faculty host annual training conferences for continuing education credits and provide external consulting. These external experiences provide a link for our students from the classroom to the real-world practice. This program is designed for undergraduate accounting majors. Applicants that do not have an undergraduate accounting degree will generally have to meet the same admission requirements. If you do not have an accounting degree, you will not be admitted until you have met the required prerequisites. Have more questions, please contact busgrad@iastate.edu *Applicants are generally required to complete a GMAT exam. If an applicant from Iowa State University has an undergraduate GPA in the accounting major over 3.25 in both overall GPA and at least four upper level accounting classes, and no grade lower than a B in any accounting class, the GMAT requirement will be waived. ... [-]

Master of Financial Analysis

Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New Brunswick

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Rutgers) is proud to be among only ten CFA Institute Partner Schools in the country to offer a one year Master of Financial Analysis (MFinA) that prepares students to pass the prestigious CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. [+]

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Rutgers) is proud to be among only ten CFA Institute Partner Schools in the country to offer a one year Master of Financial Analysis (MFinA) that prepares students to pass the prestigious CFA (chartered financial analyst) exam. “The Financial Engineer” has ranked the MFinA at Rutgers the number one Master of Finance program in the New York metropolitan area. [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

University of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business
Campus Full time May 2018 Canada Saskatoon

The Master of Professional Accounting Program (MPAcc) is an innovative graduate degree program that attracts top-notch accounting students from across Canada and internationally. Created by visionary academics in response to the demand for applied, competency-based training, the program actively involves students through the use of business cases, skills workshops, and other contemporary educational techniques. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Economics and Administration in North America 2017. A Comprehensive Education for your Diverse Future The Master of Professional Accounting Program (MPAcc) is an innovative graduate degree program that attracts top-notch accounting students from across Canada and internationally. Created by visionary academics in response to the demand for applied, competency-based training, the program actively involves students through the use of business cases, skills workshops, and other contemporary educational techniques. MPAcc provides a proven alternative route for students who are seeking the CPA designation in Canada with a first time pass rate of the Common Final Evaluation (CFE) exceeding 90%. The program also gives students an opportunity to develop an appreciation for the academic research process and academe as a career choice. Mission Statement The mission of the Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program is to develop exceptional accounting professionals and business leaders. We bring together superior students, leading researchers, outstanding facilitators and inspiring professionals for intensive periods of study and growth. The MPAcc program is innovative, strategic, interdisciplinary, and personally transforming. Students form lasting relationships with classmates and faculty, develop both professionally and personally, and are challenged to act with integrity, objectivity and a commitment to excellence. Vision Statement The Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) program will be recognized in Canada as the premiere educational choice for outstanding students seeking to become leaders in the accounting profession. The very best undergraduate accounting students from across Canada will be attracted to this innovative, strategic, interdisciplinary, and personally transforming program. MPAcc graduates will distinguish themselves during their business careers, and shape the accounting profession. Program Overview The Master of Professional Accounting Program (MPAcc) is designed to prepare candidates for practice as future professional accountants. The program approaches the further study of accounting through an integrated examination of the environmental factors that will impact the accountant's role as an information provider, advisor, or auditor. Globalization of business, developments in information technology and electronic communication, altered organization structures and views of responsibility and accountability are some of the changes that require special attention by the professional of the future. To be successful in the new business environment and society at large, accountants must display an understanding of the myriad of forces impacting the day-to-day activities of business, government and not-for-profit organizations, and be capable of integrating information that supports a holistic view of organization decisions. The accountant of the future must also be a highly skilled individual. The curriculum of the MPAcc program has been designed to develop and enhance the skills and abilities seen as essential to the practice of professional accounting. Specifically, the development of intellectual, communication, interpersonal, organizational and professional skills is a critical component of the success of this program. Program Objectives The overall program objective is to facilitate the process of transforming a candidate with accounting and other related business knowledge into an accounting professional. Thus, the curriculum for this Master's program equips candidates to practice in an interdisciplinary and global context. The MPAcc program aims to transform candidates into accounting professionals through . . . an interdisciplinary & global focus. organizational study. advanced knowledge development. skill enhancement. research experience. professional practice exposure. In addition the program; extends the candidate's knowledge in areas of organizational study such as the business environment, financial management, strategic management, information systems, and entrepreneurship develops advanced knowledge in traditional areas of practice, such as assurance, financial reporting, and taxation. develops to a professional level the basic skills acquired in an undergraduate program. provides candidates with exposure to aspects of professional practice through various forms of interaction with the professional accounting and business community, including allowing for a period of "on site" employment. equips candidates with research skills appropriate to the task of defining, investigating, sourcing relevant data and information, analysing and preparing recommendations on the resolution of accounting related business problem. Competencies to be Developed The MPAcc program has based its success around the core competencies outlined in the CPA Competency Map. These skills have been divided between two types of competencies: Enabling Competency Areas Technical Competency Areas These two areas work together to create a professional level embodied by the CPA designation. Five Enabling Competencies Professional and Ethical Behaviour: CPAs draw on their ability to act with honesty, integrity, credibility, self-confidence, and independence while coping with ambiguity, conflicts of interest, and the need to protect the public interest. CPAs do more than adhere to the rules of professional conduct, through ethical behavior that exemplifies and enhances the reputation of the profession. Problem-Solving and Decision-Making: CPAs draw on strong analytical and problem-solving skills and their capacity for innovative and integrative thought, as well as their ability to both connect and dissect “parts” and “wholes”, identify and manage priorities, adopt a broad view to arrive at a recommended solution. Communication (both written and oral): CPAs must communicate effectively through listening, understanding, speaking, and writing with clarity and through the art of persuasion and negotiation. CPAs must be able to clearly communicate complex matters to all levels of an entity. Self-management: CPAs must demonstrate the ability to manage their own performance, solicit feedback from others, reflect and act upon it to improve behavior as well as recognize their limits and seek advice when needed. Teamwork and Leadership: CPAs have the ability to work within, build, and lead teams. They must develop competence in goal setting, planning and organization, collaboration, process management, empathy, flexibility, responding to feedback and conflict management. Six Technical Competencies Financial Reporting: Includes the role of financial reporting, the application of reporting frameworks, the reporting of routine and non-routine transactions in different circumstances, and an understanding of the role of internal control, tax, and finance in financial reporting. Strategy and Governance: Includes the role of corporate governance within an organization, as well as the formulation of strategies, the translation of those strategies into specific business objectives and actions, and their implementation. Management Accounting: Includes identifying management information needs and developing the systems required to meet those needs; planning, forecasting, budgeting, cost and revenue management for an entity, and performance measurement systems. Audit and Assurance: Includes enhancing the reliability of information through internal activities such as internal control, internal and comprehensive auditing, and through external third-party assurance services such as auditing. Finance: Includes financial analysis and planning, treasury management, capital budgeting, business valuation, and corporate finance transactions. Taxation: Includes tax compliance and reporting, and tax-planning and implementation strategies for both corporate and personal taxpayers, and an understanding of the administrative process in Canadian taxation. Admission Requirements Admission to the program requires a four-year university baccalauerate degree. Students must demonstrate their ability to pursue advanced study with a minimum 75% overall average in the last two years of undergraduate studies. International applicants please visit our International Applicants page for further details regarding applying to MPAcc. International applicants include any students who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, regardless of where your undergraduate degree was completed. Domestic applicants who completed degree requirements at international post-secondary institutions also need to have an international transcript assessment completed. Please visit our International Applicants page for more details. The following courses must be completed by the start of MPAcc, but do not need to be completed at the time of your application. 3 cr. Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3 cr. Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3 cr. Advanced Financial Accounting 3 cr. Intermediate Managerial/Cost Accounting 3 cr. Advanced Managerial/Cost Accounting 3 cr. Taxation (Corporate and Personal) 3 cr. Auditing/Assurance 6 cr. Finance (Introduction and Intermediate) 3 cr. MIS (Management Information Systems) 3 cr. Strategy and Governance 3 cr. Business Law 6 cr. Economics 3 cr. Statistics MPAcc generally follows the same admission requirements as the CA legacy education program (CASB) and the new CPA PEP program. Note: The MPAcc May 2017 session start date will be the last group of applicants who will be able to follow the CA legacy prerequisites. Those applying for MPAcc May 2018 and onward are required to follow the CPA PEP prerequisites. For a listing of the CASB and CPA PEP prerequisites, please visit your local provinces CA or CPA website. Students who have at least four months of work experience as an articling student or in a similar position will be given preference. Work experience provides a practical framework that enhances the student's ability to understand and critically assess the subject matter considered in the MPAcc program. [-]

MicroMasters Programme in Supply Chain Management (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

edX MicroMasters Programmes
Online Full time Part time 50  November 2017 USA Cambridge + 1 more

Earn a MicroMasters credential from MIT’s #1 ranked Supply Chain Management Program to advance your career. [+]

Average Length: 10 weeks per course Effort: 8-10 hours per week, per course Number Of Courses: 5 Courses in Program Subject: Engineering, Business & Management Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Institutions Offering Credit: Curtin University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The University of Queensland Language: English Video Transcripts: English Price (USD): $150 per course Earn a MicroMasters credential from MIT’s #1 ranked Supply Chain Management Program to advance your career. Gain expertise in the growing field of Supply Chain Management through an innovative online program consisting of five courses and a final capstone exam. The MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain from MITx is an advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in Supply Chain Management. It represents the equivalent of 1 semester's worth of coursework at MIT. The MicroMasters Credential will showcase your understanding of supply chain analytics, design, technology, dynamics and end-to-end supply chain management. Build on the credential and take advantage of a great opportunity to be accepted into the #1 ranked supply chain management Masters Degree program for a fraction of the cost. Job Outlook Supply Chain Management positions growing at nearly 270,000 opportunities per year (source: Fortune and Materials Handling Institute) Greater demand for Supply Chain professionals than supply – 6 to 8 management positions available per applicant (source: Fortune and Materials Handling Institute) Exciting career opportunities as a Logistics Manager, Supply Chain Analyst, Purchasing Manager, Consultant and more. • (source: Fortune and Materials Handling Institute) Median salary $80,000 per year (source: Fortune and Materials Handling Institute) What You'll Learn: To apply core methodologies (probability, statistics, optimization) used in supply chain modeling and analysis. To understand and use fundamental models to make trade-offs between forecasting, inventory, and transportation. To design supply chain networks as well as financial and information flows. To understand how supply chains act as systems and interact. How technology is used within supply chains; from fundamentals to packaged software systems. End to end supply chain management. MicroMasters Program Details How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential Complete and successfully earn a Verified Certificate in all five supply chain courses and pass the final capstone exam. Take Your Credential To The Next Level SCM Blended Master's Program - Online and On Campus Through MIT's Blended SCM Master's Degree, you can combine your MicroMasters Credential with on-campus work at MIT to earn a Master of Engineering in Logistics (M.Eng. Logistics) degree. Learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters Credential are eligible to apply to the Blended SCM Master’s program with no need to take the GMAT or GRE test. Supply Chain Analytics Master and apply the core methodologies used in supply chain analysis and modeling. Supply Chain Fundamentals Learn fundamental concepts for logistics and supply chain management from both analytical and practical perspectives. Supply Chain Technology and Systems Learn how technology is used in supply chain systems from fundamental concepts to innovative applications. Supply Chain Design Learn how to design and optimize the physical, financial, and information flows of a supply chain to enhance business performance. Supply Chain Dynamics Learn how to manage and harness the dynamics and interactions between firms and entities within a supply chain. What is a MicroMasters Program? Developed to advance a career and born from Master's programs of leading universities, MicroMasters programs are a series of higher-level courses recognized by companies for real job relevancy, and may accelerate a Master's degree. [-]

Master in Business Administration

Colorado Heights University (CHU)
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Denver

The Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to prepare students to function, compete, and excel in modern business and provide them with an understanding of how to cooperate on a worldwide platform. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Economics and Administration in North America 2017. The Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to prepare students to function, compete, and excel in modern business and provide them with an understanding of how to cooperate on a worldwide platform. CHU’s faculty has field experience that complements its advanced degrees, and the curriculum is designed to prepare business leaders with the skills to succeed and prosper in today’s competitive marketplace. Students study alongside peers from around the world, which contributes to a broad global perspective. Students gain a foundation in values, leadership, marketing, accounting, finance and other important fundamentals. Graduates have a sound basis of knowledge, which prepares them to excel in management positions in any type of business organization. Curriculum The teaching approach emphasizes conceptual and experiential learning. Complementing the case-study method is the practice of action learning in a team context, which transforms the learning environment into the real-business-world context of problem solving and opportunity management. Internships ensure that students possess work skills upon completing the program. Students synthesize course theory with their own practical experience. Program Learning Objectives As a result of successfully completing the MBA in International Business, each student demonstrates that they are able to: Compete in a business context. Solve real-world problems. Respond to critical challenges and paradoxes. Address managerial issues and business in the global context. Focus on long-range strategic development. Specializations Accounting Specialization The MBA with an emphasis in Accounting is intended to prepare students who are interested in understanding the accounting aspects of business. Internships within the Accounting industry ensure that all students will possess work skills upon completing the program. Students will synthesize course theory with their own practical experience. This relates to an emphasis on career skills. Corporate Finance The MBA with an emphasis in Corporate Finance is intended to prepare students for administrative positions within industry both in the United States and abroad. Internships within the Corporate Finance industry ensures that all students will possess work skills upon completing the program. Students will synthesize course theory with their own practical experience. This relates to an emphasis on career skills. Healthcare Management The MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management is intended to prepare students for administrative positions within the growing healthcare industry, both in the United States and abroad. Internships within the healthcare industry ensure that all students will possess work skills upon completing the program. Students will synthesize course theory with their own practical experience. This relates to an emphasis on career skills. Environmental Management The MBA with an emphasis in Environmental Management is intended to prepare students for administrative positions within industry, both in the United States and abroad; however, this emphasis is designed to increase awareness of environmental issues. FAQ/Answers Q. What is the on-campus residential housing like? A. The residence halls at CHU are affordable and fun. They’re within walking distance to all classrooms, the library and other campus resources. It’s also easy to walk off campus to many local shops and restaurants, and it’s close to public transportation. Q. Will I fit in? A. CHU is a very multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-linguistic environment with students from over 40 countries so most students feel instantly comfortable in their new home away from home making new friends with common language, religion and culture frequently the very first day on campus. You are not alone because our staff both within admissions and other departments are also from a variety of countries and cultures and fully understand the questions you may have about entering a new environment in a new country and will assist you to make that transition as smooth and comfortable as possible. Q. Will CHU help me secure CPT and OPT positions? A. Students who have F-1 status are eligible for CPT (Curricular Practical Training) and OPT (Optional Practical Training) if they meet certain criteria. The counseling staff at CHU can help students understand the requirements and complete the paperwork in order to qualify and obtain CPT and/or OPT positions. [-]

Masters in Public Administration

Eastern Washington University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 36  September 2017 USA Spokane + 1 more

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program is designed to provide widely varied educational opportunities in the fields of public and not-for-profit management. Graduate study opportunities are available for those currently employed as well as for recent graduates seeking a career in the public service. Both full-time and part-time study programs are available on a degree and non-degree basis. Students are encouraged to become aware of the public service environment, the values that guide... [+]

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program is designed to provide widely varied educational opportunities in the fields of public and not-for-profit management. Graduate study opportunities are available for those currently employed as well as for recent graduates seeking a career in the public service. Both full-time and part-time study programs are available on a degree and non-degree basis. Students are encouraged to become aware of the public service environment, the values that guide public service and the critical and analytical skills necessary to formulate, implement and evaluate public service decisions. Program faculty, all of whom hold doctoral degrees and have public service management experience, have been selected from the several academic areas most pertinent to public sector applications. Adjunct faculty are highly trained, qualified and experienced academics and practitioners. The MPA Program is accredited by the NASPAA Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation and listed on the Annual Roster of Accredited Programs in conformity with NASPAA standards. What are the degree options? The College of Business and Public Administration offers the following Public Administration degrees: Master of Public Administration Advanced Standing Masters of Public Administration Master of Public Administration with Health Service Administration Specialization Public Management Development Certificates Program Dual Masters degrees include: Master of Public Administration/Master of Business Administration Master of Public Administration/Master of Social Work Master of Public Adminsitration/Master of Urban and Regional Planning What can I do with my degree? Our graduates go into a wide variety of careers. A survey of graduates from the 2012-2014 academic year found that 52% of our graduates went to work (or continued working) at some level of government: 3.4% national or central government; 28% state, provincial, or regional (including state universities); 17% city, county or other local government; 3.4% foreign government. 14% went into the non-profit sector, while 28% went into the private sector. Just 7% are still seeking employment. The majority of students in the MPA program are in-service students. As such, according the most recent alumni survey, 38% continued in the jobs held before enrollment. 8% obtained a job before graduation, while 8% were employed within 3 months. 15% were employed within 4-6 months of graduation and another 15% within 7-12 months. Only 8% have not obtained a job since graduating. How long does it take to graduate? This depends on whether one is a full-time or part-time student. 20-25% of our students complete the program within 18 months and 50% graduate within 36 months. Some students require more time, for one is allowed to take up to 6 years to complete the program. Core Courses (40 Credits) PADM 500 Personal Assessment (1) PADM 501 Public Administration Research Approaches (4) PADM 503 Concepts and Values of Public Service (4) PADM 505 Public Policy Cycles (4) PADM 507 Public Policy Analysis (4) PADM 509 Public Personnel Management (4) PADM 511 Public Sector Organization Theory and Dynamics (4) PADM 513 Public Planning and Budgeting (4) PADM 515 Administrative Law and Regulation (4) PADM 517 Professional Employment (1) PADM 519 Public Service Learning Field Experience (2) PADM 601 MPA Capstone PADM 602 MPA Portfolio (2) MPA Elective Courses (Select 20 Credits) Courses that may be taken toward those 20 credits include, but are not limited to the following: PADM 523 Public Financial Management (4) PADM 525 Public Sector Grants-Writing and Administration (4) PADM 527 Capital Finance and Bonds (2) PADM 531 Intergovernmental Relations (4) PADM 533 City Government Administration (4) PADM 539 Special Topics (1-5) PADM 543 Labor Relations (2) PADM 545 Collective Bargaining (2) PADM 547 Hiring Right (2) PADM 551 Comparative Public Administration (4) PADM 553 The Constitution and Public Administration (2) PADM 555 The Political Executive (4) PADM 561 Public Administration Through Film and Television (2) PADM 563 Public Sector Ethics (4) PADM 596 Experimental Course (1-4) PADM 599 Directed/Independent Study (1-4) PADM 600 Thesis Research Seminar (2-8) PADM 603 Internships in Public Administration (2-8) [-]

MSJ - Financial Services Compliance

Seton Hall University, School of Law
Online Full time Part time May 2017 USA Newark

Prepare for the new regulatory reality in the financial services industry. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Economics and Administration in North America 2017. While corporations of all sorts faced increased regulatory burdens following the Enron scandal and the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley, in the post Lehman Brothers world financial institutions of all sizes face a new regulatory reality. The Dodd-Frank Act, and related developments like Basel III and a flood of pronouncements from the Financial Stability Board, the Bank for International Settlements, and International Organization of Securities Commissions, have resulted in a massive increase in the need for compliance professionals that are attuned to the specific needs of the financial industry. Seton Hall Law School has paired its compliance knowledge with its internationally known corporate law faculty to meet the needs of the financial services industry. The online master's degree in Financial Services Compliance will teach you about the relevant law surrounding your industry, and how to apply that knowledge to real-life situations. You will graduate from this Master's program with enhanced personal marketability and be able to effectively analyze and respond to myriad compliance issues you encounter on a daily basis. The MSJ in Financial Services Compliance can be completed entirely online, taking only one class at a time. There is no residency requirement. All classes follow an 8-week format that offers optimum flexibility for individuals who have work and family commitments. Financial aid is available for eligible students. CURRICULUM The below courses make up the required curriculum: Introduction to Law & Legal Writing | 8 Weeks Introduction to Contracts and Torts | 8 Weeks Introduction to Corporate Law | 8 Weeks Corporate Compliance and Government Enforcement | 8 Weeks Securities Regulation & Compliance | 8 Weeks Students must take two courses from the list below: Risk Management of Financial Institutions | 8 Weeks Introduction to Corporate Finance | 8 Weeks Regulatory Depository Banks | 8 Weeks Regulating Broker-Dealers | 8 Weeks Regulating Investment Advisors & Funds | 8 Weeks Regulating Insurance Companies | 8 Weeks Remaining credits are satisfied by approved electives. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE INFORMATION ON THE SCHOOL'S WEBSITE. [-]