Master of Science Accounting

Get the training you need to help you become a Certified Public Accountant with FDU's award-winning accounting degree.

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Train for a career as a certified public accountant (CPA) with Fairleigh Dickinson University’s online Master of Science in Accounting. Our celebrated program has received the Innovation in Accounting Education Award from the American Accounting Association, and is specifically built for students who want to advance in their financial careers.

At FDU, we don’t require you to have an accounting background; we welcome students with undergraduate degrees in any field. Coursework in this online accounting degree focuses on helping you prepare to take the CPA exam, and build a relevant skillset for ongoing career success.

Key topics covered in the online accounting master’s program include:

  • Financial theory
  • Taxation of business entities
  • Public offerings
  • SEC reporting and compliance
  • Accounting in regulated industries
  • Auditing
  • Analytic methods and statistics
  • Uniform Commercial Code and applied business law
  • Securities and Exchange Acts
  • Client needs in accounting practice
  • Revenue recognition and asset valuation
  • US/International accounting standards

With an online master’s in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University, you’ll graduate from the program with the critical thinking, ethical decision-making, communication, and technological skills you need to thrive in the next stage of your career.

The program is taught by highly qualified professors with real-world experience. In addition, all students benefit from the program’s fully online format. Because the program allows you to attend class when and where it’s right for you, you can earn your degree while still maintaining your professional as well as personal commitments.

Courses and Requirements

The online master’s in Accounting is designed to help students successfully train for the CPA exam. In a community of scholars, FDU helps participants master their abilities through advanced education. 

You can complete the curriculum for this degree even if you have not earned an undergraduate degree in Accounting. However, the requirements for the NJ CPA examination have changed, effective June 2017. In addition to 24 credits of accounting courses, 24 credits of business courses are also required. Six credits of business courses are already included in this program.  Students without an undergraduate degree in business will need an additional 18 credits of business courses to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam in New Jersey.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the online MS. In Accounting program will need to submit the following:

All applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

***This requirement may be waived if certain criteria are met.

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