Further develop your knowledge of accounting practices

Our 12-month master’s in accountancy will prepare you for the unique challenges and opportunities in public accounting. Through courses on accounting analytics, advanced taxation, auditing, fraud management, and ethical leadership, combined with a concentration of your choice in Business Analysis and Reporting, Information Systems and Controls, or Tax Compliance and Planning, you’ll be positioned to enter an organization with the skills to make a positive impact.

Credits 30
Cost Per Credit $650

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Program Overview

Accountants are in high demand and future employment is only predicted to keep growing! There is a strong need for highly skilled, multifaceted accountants in today’s evolving global economy and constantly advancing business technology. This graduate certificate prepares you to become the skilled accountant companies need.

What to Expect

This program focuses on your goal to become Certified Public Accountants. CPA exam review content is embedded in the courses in order to prepare you for the skills needed to be successful on the exam and in the profession. You will also select a concentration area that will align with your chosen elective portion of the CPA exam, where you will deepen your expertise in the area that best aligns with your professional interests. Courses are scheduled in 8 week terms and students are encouraged to sit for the CPA exam section immediately following the relevant coursework in each term.

Concentrations include:

  • Business Analysis and Reporting           
  • Information Systems & Controls
  • Tax Compliance & Planning

Because we want to make this knowledge available to you, this flexible program can be completed in 12 months by taking two online courses every 8-weeks. Apply at any time for a fall, spring or summer start. Although 100% online, our courses are a collaborative classroom environment - so you can take classes no matter where you’re located, and feel connected at the same time. Plus, no GRE or GMAT are required to apply. That means that you can gain the knowledge you need even while working full-time.

Please note, as CPA certification education requirements vary by state, we make no determination about whether this program meets the requirements for CPA certification in a student’s particular state. Students are encouraged to contact NASBA for final determination.

Hear from our Students

  • The heart of this program is how it seamlessly integrates theoretical learning with practical skills. The program's cornerstone is its commitment to faith-based education. This has enhanced my grasp of accountancy and instilled a heightened sense of ethical responsibility and compassion in my professional pursuits. Anchored in faith, this perspective adds unparalleled depth to my journey as an aspiring forensic accountant.

    Hannah Rodrigues / Graduated December 2023
  • I would recommend Concordia’s MSA program to anyone interested in pursuing a professional career in accounting. I was able to come into the program with no prior knowledge of accounting. I have received a great amount of support from my professors and fellow students.

    Laura Kazmer / Current Student
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