Learn to Navigate Difficult Financial Decisions with an Online Master’s in Accounting – Financial Services Degree
Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Science in Accounting – Financial Services is designed for people who want to make a difference in their company, organization, or small business in the area of financial services. The online master’s in accounting program will build on your previous business and accounting experience and help you discover new ways to run your business more efficiently while leveraging critical business data.
Through the financial services area of study, you will learn the process for assessing and evaluating business assets to give you an edge in a competitive business marketplace.
Why Choose Liberty’s Online Accounting Degrees?
Our online master’s degree in accounting with a specialization in financial services will develop your business and accounting skills for analyzing, evaluating, and leveraging business assets to increase efficiency, grow your market, and reduce risk. The management and leadership skills built into the core of the online master’s in accounting curriculum will prepare you for leadership roles. The advanced graduate studies in business and accounting will give you the theoretical and practical background needed to adapt to many industries.
We accomplish this through our challenging and rewarding, biblically-based courses taught by seasoned business professionals with real-world experience. Each professor will teach you the skills and techniques you need to develop into an expert in the field.
Liberty University was founded in 1971 and remains one of the leading universities in the nation, so you can be confident that your degree will not only meet the rigorous standards of accreditation but will hold its value over time. Courses in our online master’s in accounting degree will also assist you in meeting the requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam when accompanied by an undergraduate accounting degree.
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What Will You Learn in the Online Master’s in Accounting Degree?
Our online Master of Science in Accounting – Financial Services degree explores the integral aspects of business, accounting, and important financial services. As a student in our master’s in accounting degree, you will study all components of the field, including investments, corporate finance, financial markets, and more. The online course content will provide an advanced study in business, economics, and accounting, with an in-depth focus on issues and knowledge in finance and financial management.
In our online accounting degree, you will learn how to employ effective technological strategies for financial decision-making, develop skills to manage the resources needed to grow your business, make investments and acquisitions, and plan for the future of your company.
- ACCT 632 – Financial Accounting Theory
- BUSI 534 – Business Valuation
- BUSI 536 – Mergers & Acquisitions
- BUSI 538 – Investments & Derivatives
Highlights of Our M.S. in Accounting – Financial Services
- Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and ranked as the #2 online school in America by Niche.com. Earning your online Master of Science in Accounting degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
- Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 5 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university.
- This online degree in accounting will prepare you to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
- You can complete this Master of Science in Accounting – Financial Services in as little as 2 years.
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Liberty’s Master’s in Accounting Online Degree Information
- This program falls under the School of Business.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for our financial services degree online.
- View the Graduate Business Course Guides. (login required)
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. 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 per credit hour for graduate courses
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
- 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times times
Potential Career Options with a Degree in Financial Services
Graduates who complete our online financial services degree will have the opportunity to pursue a career as a(n):
- Audit accountant
- Business owner
- Certified public accountant
- Credit/loan counselor
- Finance manager
- Loan interviewer
- New accounts clerk
Admission Requirements for the Online M.S. in Accounting 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*
- Official college transcripts
- Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official 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.