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Syracuse University - Online Master of Science in Professional Accounting

Accounting@Syracuse, the online Master of Science in Professional Accounting program from Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, offers a path for students to advance their accounting careers or transition into finance roles. Designed to prepare students to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, the program covers topics such as international accounting, business strategy, management accounting, information management, auditing, cost analysis, taxation, and financial statement analysis.

Students may begin Accounting@Syracuse four times per year and courses are offered 100% online with no campus visits required. Students with an academic foundation in accounting can complete the 30-credit online master’s in accounting program in 12 to 15 months. Students who have not completed accounting coursework will be placed into an individualized program of study that can be completed in 24 months or less. Customized course plans will be determined after an admissions decision has been rendered.

Syracuse University utilizes the Zoom HD video platform and courses include assessments, case studies, interactive content, and guest lectures. In addition, students meet in live, weekly in face-to-face classes with faculty and peers to discuss, collaborate, and learn. These sessions are also recorded for later reference and can be accessed on mobile devices.
Accounting@Syracuse comprises 30 credits for those with an accounting bachelor’s degree. Core courses include Advanced Topics in Auditing; Financial Statement Analysis; Taxes & Business Strategy; and International Accounting & Reporting. Electives include Accounting Analytics; Venture Capital; Principles of Fraud Examination; Corporate Financial Policy & Strategy; Project Management; and Supply Chain & Logistics Management.

All online students also receive a global membership to WeWork where they can complete classwork, hold study groups, and attend networking events. Finally, students have access to a multitude of services including Syracuse’s worldwide network of professionals, one-on-one coaching, career services, and 24/7 technical support.

Accounting@Syracuse comprises 30 credits for those with an accounting bachelor’s degree. Core courses include Advanced Topics in Auditing; Financial Statement Analysis; Taxes & Business Strategy; and International Accounting & Reporting. Electives include Accounting Analytics; Venture Capital; Principles of Fraud Examination; Corporate Financial Policy & Strategy; Project Management; and Supply Chain & Logistics Management.

For those with a non-accounting bachelor’s degree, Accounting@Syracuse comprises up to 48 credits and foundational courses may be completed prior to or during completion of the MS degree. These courses include Financial Accounting; Cost Analysis & Control; Principles of Taxation; Intermediate Financial Accounting I-II; Managerial Accounting; Auditing Theory & Practice; and Advanced Financial Accounting.

Syracuse University: Martin J. Whitman School of Management; Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting

Programs: Online MS in Professional Accounting - Accelerated Accounting Schedule and Professional Accounting Schedule, Online MS in Professional Accounting - Foundational Accounting Schedule
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE); The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Online MS in Professional Accounting - Accelerated Accounting Schedule and Professional Accounting Schedule

Program Highlights
  • Interact with peers and faculty in live, face-to-face classes
  • Join a diverse Orange alumni network of financial professionals
  • Prepare to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam
Program Overview
Program Structure: Entirely online with live classes featuring breakout rooms and collaborative tools
Example Courses: Advanced Topics in Auditing; Financial Statement Analysis; Taxes & Business Strategy; International Accounting & Reporting; Principles of Fraud Examination
Instruction Methods: Students participate in face-to-face weekly classes with faculty and complete coursework on their own time for the week; coursework includes guest lectures, interactive content, case studies, and evaluations
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Four starts per year
Curriculum Options: Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 12 to 15 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA specified
Testing Requirements: GMAT or GRE required (waiver available with 5 years of work experience)
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$48,600*
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,620

Visit requestinfo.onlinebusiness.syr.edu to Learn More About the Syracuse Online MS - Professional Accounting

Online MS in Professional Accounting - Foundational Accounting Schedule

Program Highlights
  • Receive personalized academic and career support
  • Join a diverse Orange alumni network of financial professionals
  • Prepare to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam
Program Overview
Program Structure: Entirely online with live classes featuring breakout rooms and collaborative tools
Example Courses: Financial Accounting; Cost Analysis and Control; Principles of Taxation; Intermediate Financial Accounting I-II; Auditing Theory & Practice
Instruction Methods: Students participate in face-to-face weekly meetings with faculty and complete coursework on their own time for the week; coursework includes guest lectures, interactive content, case studies, and evaluations
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 48 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Four starts per year
Curriculum Options: Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in up to 24 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA specified
Testing Requirements: GMAT or GRE required (waiver available with 5 years of work experience)
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$77,760*
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,620

Visit requestinfo.onlinebusiness.syr.edu to Learn More About the Syracuse Online MS - Professional Accounting

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