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The University of Scranton - Online Master of Accountancy (MACC)

The Kania School of Management at The University of Scranton offers an online Master of Accountancy (MACC) degree program. This degree seeks to prepare individuals with a set of well-rounded skills and knowledge to succeed in financial leadership across a variety of roles. The master’s degree covers subjects such as economics, financial management and reporting, auditing, ethics, taxation, and financial regulations. This 30-credit master’s program can be completed in ten months on a full-time basis or twenty months on a part-time basis. It is offered completely online and does not require any campus visits.

The University of Scranton uses the Engage learning management system (LMS) through which courses are delivered asynchronously, which means students can view course materials according to their own schedule. Assignments, which may be individual or group, have specific deadlines. Scranton Accountancy students interact through various online multimedia tools including virtual chat sessions, discussion threads, email, and Instant Messaging (IM).

The University of Scranton Online Master of Accountancy degree comprises ten courses broken down into 6 core courses and 4 electives. Core courses include Managerial Economics; Financial Management; Effective Accounting Communication; Accounting Ethics: The Foundation of the Profession; Contemporary Financial Accounting Topics; and the capstone course Applied Accounting Research. There are 8 elective courses to choose from, some of which include International Accounting; Advanced Auditing; Occupational Fraud and Abuse; and Contemporary Managerial Accounting Topics.

The Kania School of Management also offers a MACC Accounting Bridge option for those with a non-accounting bachelor’s degree. Through this path, students complete four courses beyond what is required for those with a BS in Accounting.

The University of Scranton offers Wiley CPAexcel at a significant discount in order that all students have the necessary tools to pass the CPA exam upon program completion. This program is endorsed by the Big 4 firms and is a tool used in CPA exam preparation. Another standout feature of this program is the Jesuit tradition of the university which promotes ethics, social responsibility, and global justice.

The University of Scranton is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Kania School of Management is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

The University of Scranton: Kania School of Management

Programs: Master of Accountancy
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Master of Accountancy

Program Highlights
  • A bridge option is available for those with a non-accounting bachelor's degree Four additional courses are required
  • Wiley CPAexcel, endorsed by the Big 4 firms, is deeply discounted so all students have the tools to pass the CPA exam after graduation
  • The Jesuit mission of the University of Scranton promotes ethics, social responsibility, and global justice
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Managerial Economics; Effective Accounting Communication; Accounting Ethics: The Foundation of the Profession; Contemporary Financial Accounting Topics; Financial Management
Instruction Methods: The University of Scranton uses the Engage Learning Management System and students interact with peers and professors through email, discussion threads, virtual chat sessions, and IM; courses are delivered asynchronously with group assignments and other assignments with specific deadlines
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Six starts per year: Fall, Spring, and Summer (2 starts per session)
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 10 months full-time, 20 months part-time
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: ~$26,850 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $895.00

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