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Master's Degree in Accounting - Business Online Degree
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Oct 22, 2018
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Empower Growth through Efficient Finances with the Master of Science in Accounting – Business

Are you interested in advancing your accounting career while also mastering business principles that will allow you to be more marketable in your field? Liberty University’s online degree in Accounting with a focus in Business provides a core of Accounting curriculum while also expanding your knowledge base with a flexible selection of strategic business courses that can be tailored to suit your individual goals. This advanced business program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is designed for those who want to work in or be marketable in a variety of positions within the field of accounting.


Why Choose Liberty’s MS in Accounting – Business Online Program?

A career in Accounting requires the highest level of accuracy and security to ensure business growth and success. When you earn an online Master’s degree in Accounting from Liberty University, you will not only be trained in these crucial skills, but you will be grounded in the biblical principles needed to make the most difficult business decisions with Christian ethics. The online Masters in Accounting – Business program is taught by industry-leading business professionals, so you can be confident that your accounting and business expertise is rooted in real-world practice. This combination of industry expertise and biblical ethics is critical for a responsible and successful career in the highly detail-oriented and complex industry of Accounting.

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Military Benefits
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Admission Requirements

Program Highlights for the Online Accounting Degree

  • By earning your Masters in Accounting from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Students can complete the online Masters in Accounting – Business in under two years.
  • The MS in Accounting – Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), as well as regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • Industry Outlook: The US Department of Labor projects an 11 percent growth in areas of business and accounting, a faster than the average growth for all occupations. As globalization increases and the economy grows, there is an increasingly complex tax and regulatory environment for business. The changing financial landscape creates a strong demand for accountants and auditors.*
  • As an online student, you will have the opportunity to network with leaders and experts in the Accounting and Business fields from across the country.
  • Accounting coursework can be used towards accrual of hours needed to sit for the CPA exam.

Master’s Degree in Accounting Program Information and Requirements

  • 100% Online
  • 30 total hours
  • This program falls under the School of Business.
  • Download and explore the Degree Completion Plan.
  • View all of the Graduate School of Business Course Syllabi. (login required)
  • Up to 50% of the program hours may be transferred in from previous coursework
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.
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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

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

Potential Career Options with a Master’s Degree in Accounting

The Master’s degree in Accounting – Business will prepare you for advanced positions in private, public, profit, and non-profit accounting settings. The Business cognate also allows you to focus your studies to be more valuable in your particular industry.

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

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Information obtained on September 19, 2017.

Admission Requirements for an Online MS Accounting Degree Program

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

*Please Note: The Master of Science in Accounting requires specific accounting coursework as a prerequisite to admission.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Unofficial college transcripts and submit a transcript request form.**
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.

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