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Whether you are preparing for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam,* exploring other accounting-related certifications, or seeking to begin or move ahead in a career in accounting, pursuing your Master’s in Accounting can help you advance in the field.

Walden’s online Master’s in accounting explores advanced accounting principles to help improve your analytic and financial decision-making and prepare you to address today’s accounting challenges. Designed to help you stay current in a rapidly changing profession, the master of science in accounting program covers subjects relevant to the field, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, recent regulatory decisions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other emerging topics and trends.

Embedded Graduate-Level Certificate

Receive a graduate-level certificate after successfully completing the first four courses in the program, giving you a valuable credential while you work toward completing your MS in Accounting.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  1. Assess the impact of managerial decisions in organizational contexts using research techniques and results.
  2. Communicate effectively about accounting and business practices, demonstrating knowledge of and respect for a variety of audiences.
  3. Effectively employ quantitative and analytical skills essential in the accounting profession.
  4. Construct alternative solutions to unique accounting situations and challenges.
  5. Evaluate accounting and business practices from ethical, legal, and regulatory perspectives, considering diverse stakeholders and competing interests.
  6. Appraise the mission-critical role the accounting professional has as an active partner in supporting the goals and needs of the organization.
  7. Evaluate opportunities accounting professionals have to promote sustainable, socially aware organizations.

Finance and Accountancy Resource Center

The Walden Finance and Accountancy Resource Center is a central hub for research, news, and career and education opportunities in finance and accounting. Access the latest information regarding the fields of finance, accounting, auditing, taxes, and more.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

Testimonials

Peter Inserra

Peter Inserra

MS in Accounting Graduate
The most rewarding aspect of pursuing my degree with Walden is effecting positive social change.
I liked the convenience of distance learning. As a wife, mom, and career woman, I was unable to sit in a classroom several times per week.
The mentorship at Walden has been the greatest value. It’s consistent, ongoing, empowering, and encouraging. It’s a network that has provided a wealth of resources.
Lisa Hargett MBA Graduate
Lisa R. Hargett
Tiko Russell MBA Graduate
Tiko Russell
Andre Lynch BSBA and MBA Graduate
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