Maryville University - Online Master of Science in Accounting with a Bridge Program for Non-Accounting Majors

The John E. Simon School of Business at Maryville University offers an online Master of Science in Accounting degree program. This program is CPA-focused, leading students in preparation for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, through the Becker CPA exam preparation courses that are woven into the curriculum. This allows students to sit for the exam without additional studying and preparation. Curriculum topics covered throughout the program include managerial accounting, strategic accounting, financial statement analysis, planning, budgeting, auditing, accounting research, tax planning, communications, and financial reporting.

Students with a bachelor’s degree in accounting follow the regular degree path completing 30 credits in just 10 months. Students without a background in accounting follow a bridge program which requires up to 30 additional credits to complete the degree, for a possible total of 60 credits. Time to completion of the bridge program depends on prior schooling. The MS in Accounting program is 100% online and does not require any campus visits.

Maryville University uses the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) which delivers courses both synchronously (scheduled for a specific time) and asynchronously (allowing students 24/7, non-scheduled access to the lesson). Maryville utilizes a combination of asynchronous video lectures, VoiceThread presentations, discussion boards, and slideshows, as well as synchronous discussions with classmates and professors. All necessary materials for each lesson are posted and linked to that learning module including assignments, readings, and activities.

The Maryville online Master of Science in Accounting degree comprises 10 credit-bearing courses including six accounting courses and four Becker CPA Informed courses, for which there is an additional fee. In addition, there is a Graduate Preparation non-credit bearing course. The six main classes include Strategic Accounting Issues; Financial Statement Analysis; Tax Planning and Decision Making; Data Analytics; Financial Reporting III; and Accounting Research & Communication. Becker CPA Informed courses include Advanced Auditing; Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting; Advanced Business Environment & Concepts; and Advanced Accounting Regulation.

In addition to the above courses, the bridge program requires up to 30 additional credits including courses such as Financial Accounting; Managerial Accounting; Business Law; Financial Reporting I & II; Macroeconomics and Advanced Managerial Accounting. Conditionally admitted students must also take a non-credit-bearing course called Survey of Business.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The John E. Simon School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Maryville University: John E. Simon School of Business

Programs: Master of Science in Accounting (Accounting BS Path), Master of Science in Accounting (Non-Accounting BS Path)
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission (HLC), The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Master of Science in Accounting (Accounting BS Path)

Program Highlights
  • Designed for students holding a B.S. in Accounting
  • Graduate in as little as 10 months
  • Becker CPA exam prep courses built into the curriculum
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Tax Planning and Decision Making; Financial Statement Analysis; Advanced Auditing; Advanced Business Environment & Concepts; Strategic Accounting Issues
Instruction Methods: Maryville uses the Canvas LMS, and delivery includes synchronous (real-time) discussions and asynchronous videos, presentations and activities, while students use live conferencing and chat to complete group work
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 10 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: No GMAT or GRE required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$22,950 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $765.00

Visit online.maryville.edu to Learn More About Maryville University's Master of Science in Accounting (Accounting BS Path) Program

Master of Science in Accounting (Non-Accounting BS Path)

Program Highlights
  • This bridge program allows non-accounting bachelor's degree students to earn a master's degree in accounting
  • Students are required to take up to 30 additional credits, depending on prior coursework
  • Becker CPA exam prep courses built into the curriculum
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Business Law; Financial Accounting; Tax Planning and Decision Making; Financial Statement Analysis; Advanced Auditing
Instruction Methods: Maryville uses the Canvas LMS, and delivery includes synchronous (real-time) discussions and asynchronous videos, presentations and activities, while students use live conferencing and chat to complete group work
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 60 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 20 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: No GMAT or GRE required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$45,900 + fees, depending on how many credits are required (up to 60)
Cost per Credit Hour: $765.00

Visit online.maryville.edu to Learn More About Maryville University's Master of Science in Accounting (Accounting BS Path) Program