Master of Science in Accounting Degree Online – General Shape Financial Excellence


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

As globalization increases and economies grow, tax and regulatory environments have become increasingly complex. The changing financial landscape has created a steady demand for accountants and auditors who can consistently deliver for their clients.

Liberty University’s Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) online is a valuable degree that can be useful in both private and public markets. Our online MSA degree is designed for working professionals and can help take your career to new heights — especially if you’re looking for a degree that can help you sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

Our master’s degree in accounting is designed to equip you with conceptual business knowledge and marketable skills that can be used to successfully pursue an accounting career. In addition, courses you complete in our MSA program can count toward the hours of formal education required to sit for the CPA exam. If you’re interested in preparing for the CPA exam with a respected master’s degree at an accredited, faith-based university, Liberty may be a great fit for you.

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  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Our Master of Science in Accounting – General can provide you with advanced training in accounting practices and techniques that can help you work in specialized accounting roles. In addition, the courses of our MSA degree are offered 100% online in 8-week sections with no set login times, so you can complete your degree at a pace that best fits your work and family schedule.

As a student in our master’s in general accounting program, you can learn from expert professors who have years of real-world experience. Our instructors are principled, distinguished accountants who have a vested interest in your personal and professional success. They are readily available for mentorship and happy to share their wisdom with you. Moreover, online doesn’t mean alone. At Liberty, you can gain valuable networking opportunities and interaction with other business professionals from around the country.

Additionally, this graduate-level online accounting degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), so you can rest assured that this Master of Science in Accounting – General has met rigorous accreditation requirements and can help you stand out in job applicant pools.

Liberty University’s master’s in accounting online degree provides training in accounting concepts that can apply to a number of industries. Our online MSA degree – general has two sections: core accounting courses and general business courses. Your accounting courses will cover advanced business law for accountants, cost accounting, and accounting information systems. You will also study tax research and jurisprudence, auditing, financial accounting theory, and accounting ethics.

Our general accounting specialization consists of 9 credit hours and allows you to choose from a list of several courses, such as strategic leadership and management, entrepreneurship, effective executive communication, and international business. You can also choose to study managerial finance, organizational behavior, and marketing management.

Our online master’s in accounting has been designed with your success in mind. The courses of this degree can help you become an accounting authority who is capable of analyzing complex business data and making informed, responsible business decisions. By partnering with Liberty for your online master’s degree in accounting, you can become a more ethical, principled professional whose expertise can be used to help various businesses and organizations thrive.

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Graduate Full Time $565/Credit
Graduate Part Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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 (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.