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What Are Masters of Accountancy Programs?
Masters of accountancy programs are typically thirty to thirty-one semester hours of advanced accounting coursework. Individuals that enroll in masters of accountancy programs usually have an undergraduate degree in accounting or a similar business field such as finance or economics. Meeting the requirements to sit for the uniform CPA examination is one common reason that students enroll in graduate degree programs in accounting.
Working professionals and those with heavy family obligations may not be able to go to a conventional university program. Online masters of accountancy degrees are available to help these individuals meet their personal and career goals.
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AACSB Accreditation in Accounting Online
Students who are serious about their education and want only the best know that any business program---online or in person---needs to boast an AACSB accreditation. AACSB accreditation in accounting online can be difficult to find, but there are still several quality programs available. The pitfalls to AACSB accreditation in accounting online is that out of state students or students enrolling in a private university will most likely pay much more than those who enroll in local programs at a public university. However, AACSB accreditation in accounting is appreciated by employers and can help certain students enroll in PhD programs if they are interested in a career in academia.
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AACSB Accreditation in Accounting Online: University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut has an AACSB accredited online masters of accountancy degree program. Requirements for entry into this program are a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and a score of 500 on the GMAT. The cost is $1,770 per course regardless of whether you are in or out of state.
The goal of UConn's program is to shift the learning from the instructor to the students. The program also strives to ensure that students meet the AICPA's core competencies once they complete the program.
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AACSB Accreditation in Accounting Online: Florida Atlantic University
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) has two distinct online and distance learning graduate degrees in accounting. The online master's of taxation and forensic accounting are the two unique programs offered by FAU. The cost of the program is all inclusive, meaning you pay one price and get instruction and books. You can go to live lectures, view lectures streaming online, or have the school mail you a CD-ROM or VHS video of each lesson.
Costs of this program change at any time, and you must inquire to know the price you will pay when you enroll.
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AACSB Accreditation in Accounting Online: Stetson University
Stetson University offers a convenient and flexible online graduate degree in accounting. In order to qualify for this online master's degree in accounting, you need to have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA and a 500 on the GMAT. You will need to invest $22,500 to complete this program. Despite its hefty pricetag, the MAcc program at Stetson University is taught by a faculty entirely made up of CPAs.
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- University of Connecticut: http://www.business.uconn.edu/msaccounting/index.html
- Masters of Taxation at FAU: http://www.mastersoftaxation.com/
- Forensic Accounting Degree: http://www.masters-in-forensic-accounting.com/
- Stetson University: http://accounting.stetsononlinedegrees.com/admissions/tuition-and-fees.asp
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