Master of Science in Accounting – Leadership

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Master of Science in Accounting – Leadership

What You Will Learn

Are you looking to advance in your career as an accountant or financial specialist? Are you serving in another capacity in your business and want to explore accounting or financial planning? Liberty University’s online M.S. in Accounting, with a specialization in leadership, is designed to equip you to capitalize on the growing demand for highly qualified leaders in the field of accounting. Building upon your current business and accounting knowledge, you can increase your marketability for leadership positions and increased pay, developing your skills in financial reporting, taxation, and auditing while incorporating a rigorous, Christ-centered focus on the skills necessary for effective leadership.

Through our online M.S. in Accounting – Leadership, you can become fluent in the latest business technologies used to solve common and complex financial challenges and be training in the industry’s best practices needed to excel in your career. At Liberty University, our master’s in accounting degree in leadership can equip you with the knowledge needed to succeed as a:

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

Our M.S. in Accounting is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This means that our Master of Science in Accounting program has been found excellent in instruction, learning outcomes, and continuous improvement. 

Liberty’s accounting master’s degree provides training in accounting concepts, theories, and models from 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. Our M.S. in Accounting with a specialization in leadership 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.

We also offer a tight-knit online community where you can connect with classmates and build an academic and professional network – connections that will help you throughout your degree program and beyond. You may also be interested in exploring our master’s degrees in business administration or executive leadership.

The master’s degree in accounting leadership will prepare you for advanced positions in private, public, profit, and nonprofit accounting careers. This leadership focus allows you to direct your studies to become more valuable in the areas of advanced research, financial statement analysis, and fraudulence reporting.

Potential career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Postsecondary Accounting Educator

Our M.S. in Accounting degree is flexible and affordable and is offered 100% online, giving you the opportunity to customize your degree for completion at your own pace. Why sacrifice your time and goals when you can pursue a degree that compliments both! Our vision for you extends past graduation. We want to help you succeed in your future endeavors.

As a leader in distance education, Liberty provides you with these benefits:

  • By earning your master’s degree online from an accredited, nonprofit university whose online programs are ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you can be confident your degree will be well respected within your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in four straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • Liberty University values your previously earned college credit, training, military, and on-the-job experience. Visit to learn more about the available transfer credit options we have.
  • You can complete your Master Science in Accounting – Leadership online in as little as one year.

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education degree by offering you the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set log-in times.

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Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% Online, 8 Week Courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Aug 19, 2019