Master of Science in Accounting Online Degree Program

Master of Science in Accounting

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Bring Critical Data Analysis to Business through the Online Master of Science in Accounting Degree

Liberty University’s Master’s Degree in Accounting (also known in the industry as the MACC) is ACBSP accredited and 100% online. Liberty’s MACC online program is designed to prepare you with critical knowledge and skills in business concepts for a successful accounting career. The online Accounting Master’s degree will provide content toward the 150 hours required to sit for the CPA exam and train you in the excellent oral and written skills needed for the accounting field, ensuring that you graduate with a well-rounded degree. Fit your coursework into your schedule with Liberty’s flexible, state-of-the-art online learning environment. Choose a specialized area of study for an industry’s distinctive needs, or gain additional flexibility with the general track and choose additional electives. Through Liberty’s MAAC online degree, you will learn how to provide critical insight into analyzing and interpreting business data.

Why Liberty’s Masters in Accounting Online Degree?

Liberty’s 100% online MACC degree will provide you with advanced studies in accounting practices and techniques that will help you transition from a general business background to a specialized accounting role, or pursue more advanced studies in accounting in line with pursuing a CPA certification. You will be trained in industry best practices that will cut to the core of business operations so that with your Masters in Accounting, you can be an effective asset in your chosen field. The online MACC degree pairs our state-of-the-art online learning environment with Liberty University’s industry-leading curriculum developed and taught by business professionals with real-world experience, both in the private and public sectors. The online MACC degree gives you the flexibility to work from home on your coursework even with a busy schedule, and you will be able to choose a field-specific area of study or broaden your expertise with the general track.

Other highlights of the Online MACC Degree:

  • By earning your Masters in Accounting from a non-profit 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 will be set apart of others in the field.
  • The 100% online MACC degree’s content provides flexibility without sacrificing quality or the integrity of our ACBSP accreditation.
  • Develop industry-specialized skills while mastering business knowledge that provides transferability if your career goals change.
  • The MACC online degree delivers content that will assist in requirements for the CPA exam as well as provide a path to doctoral studies. 

What are the Benefits of Liberty’s Online MACC Degree?

The U.S. Department of Labor projects an 11 percent growth for accounting professions, a faster than average growth for all occupations. As globalization increases and the economy grows, there is an increasingly complex tax and regulatory environment. The changing financial landscape creates a strong demand for accountants and auditors.* To take advantage of this growth for a rewarding career, you will need to gain important skills and knowledge in assessing business data so that you can help companies and organizations make informed, evidence-based decisions. An online MACC degree is a valuable credential in private and public markets and provides many employment opportunities, especially when students complete requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

  • Liberty’s MACC online degree is ranked as one of Best Choice Scholars’ Top Online Accounting Degrees.
  • The online Masters in Accounting degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Completing a Masters in Accounting will provide important educational credentials needed in many managerial positions, providing more opportunities for advancement.
  • With generalized business experience, Liberty’s online MACC degree will provide a refined and advanced course of study which will help students tackle difficult compliance, efficiency, and practical challenges in their business operations.

What Will You Learn in the Online Masters in Accounting?

Liberty University’s online MAAC degree provides core accounting content which will apply to any industry while offering the ability to specialize in a specific field’s unique requirements. While pursuing your MS in accounting online, you will study topics in Business Law for Accountants, Tax Research and Jurisprudence, and Accounting Ethics to ensure that you have a firm foundation of responsible accounting practice that will ensure compliant business operations. Studies in Accounting Information Systems, Advanced Financial Accounting Theory, and other topics will provide the theoretical and practical knowledge to ensure you can tackle any operational challenges of your chosen field. Choose a specialized area of study for your online MS in Accounting to provide a unique selection of content that will fit your field of choice, and you can be sure that you will be prepared to help leverage data for evidence-based business decisions.

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

Accreditations and Awards

Masters in Accounting Online Format

  • 100% Online
  • 30 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.
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Potential Career Options for Online Master’s Degree in Accounting Students

  • Audit Accountant
  • Business Owner
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Finance Manager

After completing Liberty University’s online MACC degree, students will be prepared for accounting auditing and management roles, as well as have the general business skills and knowledge important for successful business ownership. With an ACBSP-accredited Masters in Accounting from Liberty University, you can be confident that your degree will meet the standards set by exclusive business organizations and public roles.

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


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