Which Accounting Program is Right for You?

Walden University offers a suite of accounting degree programs that allows students to select a program and specialization uniquely suited to their career goals. Students can choose from several accounting-related areas of study, including public accounting, private practice, corporate and small business, government, nonprofit organizations, and more.

When deciding between Walden’s accounting degree and specialization programs, consider which features are right for your career aspirations.

The MS in Accounting program may be your best choice if you are looking for the opportunity to:

  • Gain the analytical skills essential to the accounting profession and your organization.
  • Construct alternative solutions to unique accounting scenarios and challenges and communicate recommendations to your management team.
  • Focus on the mission-critical role of the accounting professional as an active partner in supporting the goals and needs of the organization.
  • Concentrate your course of study on a variety of advanced accounting topics.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Accounting for Managers may be your best choice if you are looking for the opportunity to:


  • Develop a strong core of business knowledge with an emphasis on accounting principles and skills.
  • Utilize accounting and financial management decision-making tools to help improve your company’s bottom line.
  • Gain an understanding of the cross-functional skills that will enhance your ability to manage people and projects.
  • Broaden your professional opportunities in general management or more specific organizational areas, including internal auditing or financial planning.

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