Master of Science in Accounting

Master of Science in Accounting

Admission Requirements Program Format Specializations


Master of Science in Accounting
School of Business


Liberty University’s Master of Science in Accounting, 100% online program, is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to build on your accounting foundation, whether you choose to use the degree to help you meet the 150 hours required to sit for the CPA exam, or you choose to use it to further your understanding. You will develop excellent oral and written skills integral to the unique requirements of the accounting field. With the integration of business concepts and tools, you will graduate with a well-rounded degree.

You may also be interested in exploring our master degree in Business Administration or Executive Leadership.


Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 30 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.

Specializations:

Explore information about each of the Master of Science in Accounting specializations below.

  • Audit and Financial Reporting

    Liberty University’s Master of Science in Accounting - Audit and Financial Reporting, 100% online program, explores the area of accounting as it relates to the ethics, development, and prevention of fraudulent financial reporting. Through this program you will develop the verbal and written skills to obtain competency within the field of accounting as financial statement analysis.

    You will be provided the opportunity to:

    • Obtain advanced guidance on tax audit regulations.
    • Examine reporting techniques for businesses.
    • Examine individual and pass-through taxation.
       

    Potential Career Fields

    • Auditor
    • Financial Examiner
    • Financial Fraud Analyst
       

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  • Business

    Liberty University’s ACBSP accredited Master of Science in Accounting- Business, 100% online program, gives you a unique perspective on all areas of accounting, including the tools, resources and skills needed to be effective in the field of accounting. Through this program you will develop a well-rounded understanding of accounting with applicable business integrations.

    Through this program, you will increase your knowledge in:

    • Strategic marketing management.
    • Advanced business law for accountants.
    • Accounting for decision making.
       

    Potential Career Fields:

    • Budget Analyst
    • Credit Analyst
    • Payroll Clerk
    • Revenue Agent
       

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  • Forensic Accounting

    Liberty University’s Master of Science in Accounting - Forensic Accounting, 100% online program, explores the area of accounting as it relates to the examination, government involvement, and prevention of accounting fraud. Through this program you will develop the verbal and written skills to obtain competency within the field forensic analysis.

    You will be provided the opportunity to:

    • Obtain advanced guidance on tax jurisprudence.
    • Examine reporting techniques for businesses.
    • Examine fraud related to information technology.
       

    Potential Career Fields:

    • Auditor
    • Government Analyst
    • Financial Fraud Analyst
       

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  • Financial Services

    Liberty University’s ACBSP accredited Master of Science in Accounting- Financial Services, 100% online program, equips you with specific instruction and provision to gear your learning towards corporate financing strategies, as well as viewing accounting services from an operational and financial viewpoint. This program will offer you the opportunity to examine how management addresses accounting data. You will be able to look at financial services from an accounting perspective and graduate with integral upper level financial services skills.

    Your skills will be enhanced through the examination of:

    • Business valuation.
    • Investments and derivatives.
    • Accounting and business ethics.
       

    Potential Career Fields:

    • Credit/Loan Counselor
    • Loan Interviewer
    • New Accounts Clerk
       

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  • General

    Liberty University’s Master of Science in Accounting- General, 100% online program, will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to successfully enter the field of accounting. Though the seamless integration of business and accounting, you will obtain the tools to effectively lead and manage in the accounting world.  

    Courses will provide you with a foundation in:

    • Advanced business law for accountants.
    • Cost accounting.
    • Auditing.
    • Managerial finance.
       

    Potential Career Fields:

    •  Audit Accountant
    • Buisness Owner
    • Certified Public Accountant
    • Finance Manager
    • Tax Auditor
       

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  • Leadership

    Liberty University’s ACBSP accredited Master of Science in Accounting- Leadership, 100% online program, offers you the ability to apply accounting concepts, theories, and models into a leadership perspective. Specializing in leadership encourages you to pursue valuable skills and knowledge essential to professional and interpersonal leadership development in the field of accounting.

    This program will:

    • Provide a focused study on leadership skills and traits.
    • Provide training on leadership theory.
    • Bridge the gap between the quantitative accounting environment and the qualitative leadership position.
       

    Potential Career Fields:

    • Auditor
    • Budget Analyst
    • Credit Analyst
    • Postsecondary Accounting Teacher
       

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  • Taxation

    * Coming spring 2018*

    Liberty University’s ACBSP accredited Master of Science in Accounting- Taxation, 100% online program, explores the area of accounting as it relates to the ethics, development, and implementation of taxation in society. Through this program you will develop the verbal and written skills to obtain competency within the field of accounting as it relates to taxation.

    You will be provided the opportunity to:

    • Obtain advanced guidance on taxation topics.
    • Examine estates and trusts.
    • Examine individual and pass-through taxation.
       

    Potential Career Fields:

    • Auditor
    • Financial Examiner
    • Revenue Agent
    • Tax Examiner
    • Tax Preparer
       

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