Master's Degree in Professional Accounting

Best 53 Master Programs in Professional Accounting 2017

Professional Accounting

A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

The master's degree of professional accounting explores all aspects of financial, business and management accounting. Graduates gain a practical and relevant perspective and skill set needed to work within the accounting profession.

Master Degree in Professional Accounting

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Master in Accounting

A. B. Freeman School of Business
Campus Full time September 2017 USA New Orleans

Success in the accounting profession entails more than just accounting expertise. It requires uncompromising ethics, analytical thinking, awareness of cultural nuances, and effective communication. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. Master of Accounting Success in the accounting profession entails more than just accounting expertise. It requires uncompromising ethics, analytical thinking, awareness of cultural nuances, and effective communication. The Tulane Masters of Accounting (MACCT) program prepares students on all these fronts and provides them with a head start to become leaders in the accounting profession. The MACCT program's core courses provide academic rigor in auditing, financial accounting, managerial accounting and taxation. The program's flexible structure gives students the option of adding a concentration in Finance, Energy or Taxation and to complete their coursework over 2 or 3 semesters. Additionally, if the student desires, the MACCT course offerings can enable a student to sit for the CPA exam. We develop analytical thinking skills in our students through experiential learning in all our courses – Socratic discussions, case studies, group projects are all part of the coursework. Ethical issues in accounting are also woven into class discussions. Tulane MACCT program boasts a world-class faculty who are exceptional teachers and active researchers. Our faculty have hands-on industry experience (e.g. investment banking, revenue authority, private tax practice, and expert testimony for litigation) which they integrate in the classroom. A business communications course and assignments in other courses further develop students' written and oral communication skills. Tulane's diverse student population mimics the global business environment with students from various cultural, linguistic and business backgrounds coming together to learn both from our first-class faculty and each other. The program's small size also provides... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  August 2017 Singapore

SMU MPA is a graduate qualification that has received accreditation from various global professional bodies (ISCA, CPA [+]

SMU MPA is a graduate qualification that has received accreditation from various global professional bodies (ISCA, CPA Australia, ICAA, ICAEW, CIMA, SAC and AACSB). The MPA curriculum offers academic rigour and first-hand industry knowledge, and is taught by a world-class faculty with significant industry experience. The MPA appeals to two main groups of aspirants – non-accounting graduates who wish to join the accounting profession, and those who require accounting knowledge in their expanded or future roles. MPA graduates are well sought after in areas of accounting, taxation, auditing and consulting in both the public and private sectors.

Admission Requirements Applicants must demonstrate good prior academic performance in an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution of higher learning. Applicants must have sufficient background in Mathematics/Calculus. GMAT is compulsory for all applicants. More information about GMAT is available at the GMAT website. Candidates should take the GMAT as soon as possible. The results should be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS) to SMU (code for SMU MPA: F8D-3B-56). If the official GMAT scores are not ready yet, candidates may submit their MPA application using the unofficial scores and submit the official results later. Applicants with post-undergraduate working experience will have an added advantage. - Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview by members of the MPA Admission Panel. For international students, telephone interviews will be conducted if they are not in Singapore. Applicants must show proficiency in the English language. Applicants whose Undergraduate medium of instruction was not in English,... [-]

Master of Accounting

Iowa State University College of Business
Campus Full time January 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. 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... [-]

MD Business Administration, Professional and Managerial Accounting (taught in Italian or in English)

University Of Bergamo
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Bergamo

The AAG curriculum is designed to motivate and inspire students to think and search for innovative responses to changes in the contemporary societal, business and organisational context. [+]

The Master's Degree in Business Administration, Professional and Managerial Accounting is part of the International programme of the University of Bergamo and is organized in two curricula, one taught in Italian and the other one in English: Economia aziendale, direzione amministrativa e professione (EADAP) [taught in Italian] Accounting, Accountability and Governance (AAG) [taught in English] that includes, two 'Majors': Financial Accounting for International Professionals (FAIP) Sustainability, Accountability and Governance (SAG) ADMISSION INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS In order to be admitted to the curriculum taught in English applicants are required knowledge of English corresponding to level B2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Applicants should submit to an individual interview in order to test if they satisfy the admission requirements. For information on how to apply, pre-enrolment form, admission test and enrolment, please follow the links below: Incoming Erasmus students - This course follows the general rules of the Official Exchange Programme. For more information, please visit Application on the Unibg International web-site and contact the International office. Incoming Extra EU exchange students - This course follows the general rules of the Official Exchange Programme. For more information, please visit Application on the Unibg International web-site and contact the International office. Degree-seeking students from a EU Country - Students coming from an EU Country follow the same admission rules of Italian students. For more information, please contact the International Student Services. OBJECTIVES The AAG curriculum is designed to motivate and inspire students to think and search for innovative... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

University of West Georgia
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 USA Carrollton

Accounting permeates the fabric of modern society. It is the discipline that provides financial information that is necessary for anagement control, evaluation of business enterprises, governmental units, and not-for-profit institutions. Accounting provides the measures of economic activity for our society and for our individual lives. It is the language used to communicate financial information and measure business risk. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. Accounting permeates the fabric of modern society. It is the discipline that provides financial information that is necessary for anagement control, evaluation of business enterprises, governmental units, and not-for-profit institutions. Accounting provides the measures of economic activity for our society and for our individual lives. It is the language used to communicate financial information and measure business risk. An effective accountant must understand tax laws, securities regulations and accounting and auditing standards. Additionally, an effective accountant must understand how to motivate employees, design efficient systems to achieve shareholders' goals, prevent manipulation of such plans, and how to communicate those plans to the firm and to outsiders. Futhermore, an accounting professional must be able to explain confusing data to those with less familiarity with financial complexities and determine the level of risk in business processes. Graduate professional education is not just training, skill development, or preparation to pass a licensing exam. It is far more than all of these combined. While focusing on the integration of technical expertise and ethical judgment, a graduate education in accounting must develop the student's analytical skills, which will be tested by difficult and often unanticipated economic arrangements. This education must also develop the written and oral skills proficient communication demands. Program Description The MPAcc program provides students with a high quality education which prepares them for careers in corporate accounting, public accounting and for entrance into doctoral programs in business and accounting. MPAcc students not only gain technical accounting proficiency, they... [-]

Master of / Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (Mixed-mode)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Business
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) programme is a conversion Master's programme aiming to provide business degree graduates with an intensive education in accounting and related [+]

Master of / Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (Mixed-mode)

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) programme is a conversion Master's programme aiming to provide business degree graduates with an intensive education in accounting and related knowledge and skills. Students' achievement is targeted at two levels:

To become professional user, preparer, and auditor of accounting information upon completion of the Postgraduate Diploma; To become expert user of accounting information for making executive decisions upon completion of the Master’s degree.

The completion of seven core subjects leads to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (PgDPA). On completion of the PPA components, graduates will be able to:... [-]


Master in International Accounting

Belarus State Economic University
Campus Full time September 2017 Belarus Minsk

INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING provides for the deepening and widening of professional knowledge workers in the field of accounting; deeper study of issues of accounting, analysis and control of enterprises (organizations) in accordance with modern requirements of economic development; [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING provides for the deepening and widening of professional knowledge workers in the field of accounting; deeper study of issues of accounting, analysis and control of enterprises (organizations) in accordance with modern requirements of economic development; the acquisition of professional knowledge in the field of accounting, analysis and audit in accordance with the harmonization of national accounting and auditing to international standards. MISSION To train highly qualified professionals in the field of accounting, analysis and audit, owning modern knowledge economy businesses. PURPOSE In-depth training of a new generation of highly skilled experts in the field of accounting, analysis and audit. RESULTS Formation of professional knowledge and management skills for effective action in the field of accounting at the enterprises (organizations) in the context of international standards. FEATURE To focus on the systematic study of innovations in the field of accounting, analysis and audit in accordance with international standards. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES The program allows you to create the modern idea of the existing international practice methods of recognition of the assets and liabilities of the organization, their evaluation for presentation in the financial statements that enables the convergence of existing domestic regulations, regulations, rules with international accounting and auditing standards. MAIN SUBJECTS: (state component) Information technology in the economy Macroeconomics (advanced level) Microeconomics (advanced level) Econometrics (advanced level) DISCIPLINE, FORM THE BASIS OF THE MASTER'S PROGRAM: Financial Accounting Financial Reporting Management Accounting Auditing and Assurance KEY SUBJECTS OF CHOICE Corporate and Business Law/ Administrative law Financial... [-]

Master in Accounting and Auditing

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

Accounting and Auditing programme is an internationally acknowledged study programme, providing in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting and audit for pursuit of prestigious internationally recognised ACCA qualification and becoming a professional accounting or audit specialist, senior accountant, financial director, company's manager at national or international company of audit, accounting or other business branch, Lithuanian or EU public sector institution. [+]

Accounting and Auditing Master’s degree in Business Management Accounting and Auditing programme is an internationally acknowledged study programme, providing in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of accounting and audit for pursuit of prestigious internationally recognised ACCA qualification and becoming a professional accounting or audit specialist, senior accountant, financial director, company's manager at national or international company of audit, accounting or other business branch, Lithuanian or EU public sector institution. The programme is run in Vilnius, the capital city, where major international accounting companies are located. Outstanding links with them provides placements, collaborative research and employment. The studies are organised in the way to combine both studies and professional development at the same time. Top reasons to study @KTU Why KTU? Why Lithuania? Course outline More information about programme ktu.edu/m/accounting-and-auditing Internship & academic mobility opportunities KTU students are encouraged to use academic mobility programme among which Erasmus+ is the most popular. More than 350 Erasmus+ and 100 other bilateral agreements are made for student exchange, and the students may spend 1 semester in a partner university of KTU and gain credits which are transferred into their study plan. The main universities-partners of the programme are University of Bologna (Italy), Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece), University of Bergamo (Italy), Tomas Bata University in Zlin (Czech Republic). Internship (studies practice) can be performed additionally to study plan (in summer between the 1st and 2nd year or as a part of Research projects). The students of this programme may perform internship in Lithuania... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

La Trobe University
Campus Full time March 2018 Australia Melbourne

The two-year Master of Professional Accounting is suitable if you have an undergraduate degree without an accounting major. This degree helps you develop your understanding of accounting, economics, management and related areas. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. The two-year Master of Professional Accounting is suitable if you have an undergraduate degree without an accounting major. This degree helps you develop your understanding of accounting, economics, management and related areas. It is a suitable course for people interested in changing their career paths or broadening the options in their existing field in, for example, engineering, medicine, science or the arts. We are partnered with CPA, ICAA and the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative and is a signatory to the United Nations' Principles of Responsible Management Education. These partnerships, education and research commitments ensure we offer a highly regarded, global perspective on business and finance. Opportunities to study overseas include student exchange programs with our partner universities in over 30 countries, including the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, the Berlin School of Economics or France's BEM Management School. You'll be eligible for membership to professional bodies like CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA), Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and London's Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Completion of the Master program includes entry to the Professional Year of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. This 12-month program offers extended practical skills and training, with networking opportunities and includes an internship. The professional year can be done overseas. English Language Requirements IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 12  February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield + 2 more

If you want to become an accountant and already have a bachelor or 8-unit non-accounting master's degree , the Master of Professional Accounting will get you there. The emphasis is on practical experience and preparing you thoroughly for the accounting profession through this master’s conversion program. [+]

Accounting is critical Accounting is a critical component of any company or institution. Accounting as a profession has seen a major shift in recent decades, from a strictly financial focus of economic accountability to a more complex role within business organisations and management. The accounting profession has also expanded to include areas such as information systems, insolvency and forensic investigations. Change to a career in accounting If you want to become an accountant and already have a bachelor or 8-unit non-accounting master's degree , the Master of Professional Accounting will get you there. The emphasis is on practical experience and preparing you thoroughly for the accounting profession through this master’s conversion program. Professional accreditation Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting will meet the educational entrance requirements of both the CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), as long as a certain list of subjects are studied. This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams. Successful completion of the Master of Professional Accounting can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. For further details please refer to the ACCA website. Career outcomes As a graduate, your career opportunities may include public accountant, chartered accountant, company accountant, company secretary, financial administrator, investment advisor, forensic accountant, in the government (in the tax department, audit office, treasury and local government), or in financial... [-]

Master of Professional Practicing Accounting

Melbourne Polytechnic
Campus Full time February 2018 Australia Melbourne

Advance your accounting skills and business acumen into research, further learning or professional practice, with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Master of Professional and Practising Accounting (MPPA). [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. Advance your accounting skills and business acumen into research, further learning or professional practice, with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Master of Professional and Practising Accounting (MPPA). Designed for progressive, hardworking, business-minded graduates and for those wanting to excel in the professional accounting field, the MPPA offers a plethora of employment opportunities, from working as an academic to a CFO, in any corner of the globe! Keep up, move on and get ahead The global business world is evolving at an ever increasing rate. Companies want professionals who are able to identify trends and propose corporate adaptations that ensure financial and operational viability. Opportunities to undertake Master level studies in Professional and Practising Accounting with a broad grasp of corporate, national and global business environments are rare. We offer the MPPA as an effective route to generate professional accounting capabilities for managers. You’ll develop the multidisciplinary skills necessary to make significant contributions to: corporate planning data informatio and knowledge management leadership of management teams development of corporate policy Contributions to corporate planning are especially relevant to the acquisition and exploitation of new capabilities and their longer term impact. You’ll be able to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with: creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning a high level of personal autonomy and accountability effective execution of substantial research-based projects Exit Points You’re able to exit the course after one year with a Graduate Diploma of Professional and Practising Accounting, then choose... [-]

Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC)

University of California, Riverside
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Riverside

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program at The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management fills this growing demand for qualified certified public accountants (CPAs), especially with a California law effective for years after 2013 requiring 150 semester hours (or 225 quarter hours) of applicable college credit. [+]

Globalization, a revolution in technology, and increased regulation affecting internal accountants and external auditors have all contributed to demands for additional accountants with education beyond the baccalaureate degree. The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program at The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management fills this growing demand for qualified certified public accountants (CPAs), especially with a California law effective for years after 2013 requiring 150 semester hours (or 225 quarter hours) of applicable college credit. Designed to be completed in nine months, the goal of the 48-unit MPAc program is to prepare students with the 20/20 vision needed to become the ideal accounting and auditing professionals in the year 2020 and beyond. Our students will benefit from a quality business education of a University of California caliber and learn from leading scholars and practitioners in the field. In addition, many influential business professionals at international accounting and auditing firms proudly call UCR their alma mater and actively recruit and support UCR students. Application Deadlines Fall 2017 Admission Priority round:December 15, 2016 Second round: January 31, 2017 Third round: March 1, 2017 Final Deadlines: International: May 1, 2017 Domestic: June 1, 2017 Admission Criteria The MPAc program is open to eligible students with an accounting background gained from undergraduate coursework, prior work experience, or a combination of both. We accept applicants with undergraduate degrees in business, accounting, economics and other related fields. We consider each applicant's professional, academic and life experiences in addition to character and personality. Admission to the... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects)

Charles Sturt University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 18 - 36  July 2017 Australia Port Macquarie + 1 more

Designed to build upon previous non-accounting undergraduate studies and work experience, our program complements existing qualifications with a professional accounting qualification designed to meet the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. CSU's accredited Master of Professional Accounting is an ideal platform for a dynamic and exciting business career. Designed to build upon previous non-accounting undergraduate studies and work experience, our program complements existing qualifications with a professional accounting qualification designed to meet the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. Why study this course? As well as meeting the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia, CSU's Master of Professional Accounting provides practical and relevant skills, opening the way to many vocational choices in areas of financial management, public practice, commerce and industry, government and semi-government organisations and accounting education. Our program is via online study, or international students may choose on campus study at our Port Macquarie campus or with the CSU Study Centres in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney. Online students will have subjects taught using a range of blended learning techniques, which may include online study materials, video-captured lectures, online meetings, subject forums and additional study resources. You can also fast-track your degree by completing up to four subjects per session. The Master of Professional Accounting will prepare you to: undertake and evaluate the conceptual basis of accounting and financial decision-making understand, evaluate and apply the principles of current accounting practice recognise and analyse the impact of the business environment on accounting theory and its application, including the regulatory requirements controlling the accounting process. Admission information Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects) For... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting

University of Canberra
Campus Full time February 2018 Australia Bruce

Consider yourself a bean counting extraordinaire but need an accounting major? Then this course will help you negotiate that cash-generating career ladder by giving you a sound theoretical knowledge base, allowing you to perform high-level financial transactions and nimbly navigate your way through an increasingly complex global business environment. [+]

Be accountable for your own future Consider yourself a bean counting extraordinaire but need an accounting major? Then this course will help you negotiate that cash-generating career ladder by giving you a sound theoretical knowledge base, allowing you to perform high-level financial transactions and nimbly navigate your way through an increasingly complex global business environment. Choose from electives including financial planning, information systems, public and private sector management or business administration and your future career will be, quite simply, a breeze to figure out. Study a Master of Professional Accounting at UC and you will: develop an advanced and integrated understanding of accounting and the related disciplines required to practice as an accountant be able to perform high-level accounting and financial transactions and navigate in an increasingly complex legal, economic and global business environment be able to analyse, synthesise and interpret complex financial information, problems, concepts and theories be able to make ethical, socially responsible and sustainable business decisions whilst demonstrating a high level of personal autonomy and accountability. Career opportunities Opportunities exist for Master of Professional Accounting graduates in a diverse range of sectors, including in: financial accounting management accounting taxation auditing banking management business advisory services Course specific information Applicants must have a Bachelor degree or the equivalent as approved by the University of Canberra. Students who have undertaken an undergraduate degree with a major in accounting with another Australian institution are ineligible for entry to the degree. Course Requirements Required - Must pass 42 credit points as... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Campus Full time Part time May 2017 Australia Sydney

The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) offered through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting, and seeking an entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The skills gained from this program are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry globally. [+]

Masters in Professional Accounting. A career in accounting provides challenging, rewarding and versatile opportunities in the current business environment. Increasingly businesses are looking for people with superior analytical skills which accounting can provide. A Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is a qualification which equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to succeed in accounting as well as a specialisation in International Business or Applied Finance. The Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced) offered through the University of Newcastle is for people with an educational background other than accounting, and seeking an entry into the professional accounting bodies’ membership program. The skills gained from this program are not only prerequisites for a career in accounting but highly transferable in the banking and finance industry globally. Due to the increasing integration and interdependence of the global economy, an understanding of the principles of International Business such as cross-cultural management and global business management will complement studies in Professional Accounting, allowing the graduates to position themselves for senior management roles in global firms. Is it for you? Are you seeking to advance your career in accounting? The Masters of Professional Accounting (Advanced) is designed for students who have qualifications in an area other than accounting, who wish to qualify for admittance to the professional accounting bodies and are looking at gaining a career edge by completing a specialisation in International Business or Applied Finance. The degree will equip you with knowledge of accounting concepts and theory and provide a pathway for a career in... [-]