Master of Science in Accounting Practice

General

Program Description

This graduate program is designed for business professionals who decide to move into the accounting field and for accountants who wish to become a Certified Public Account (CPA) to advance their careers.

Combine your business experience with your Master of Accounting Practice degree from the University of Delaware to become the top candidate in the job market. Within this AACSB Accounting-Accredited program, you’ll study with renowned faculty to gain a solid understanding of accounting, the assurance function, tax regulations, business law, and the business environment.

Career Outlook

The advantage of earning your Master of Accounting Practice is that you can make a career change into the accounting field in just a year. And, with 75% of members of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) eligible to retire by 20201, the need for CPA-prepared accountants will increase as companies plan for the absence of those senior positions. Titles can be found in every industry in a variety of roles such as:

  • Accountant & Auditor
    $70,500/year and 6% (average) job growth through 2028.2
  • Financial Analyst
    $85,660/year and 6% job growth. 3
  • Financial Manager
    $127,990/year and 16% job growth.4

Curriculum Led by Outstanding Faculty

Get connected to the Big 4 accounting firms and learn from experienced faculty who actively influence the future of the accounting practice by speaking at conferences and engaging in research and publishing in top peer-reviewed journals.

You’ll complete a total of 30 credits that focus on mastering higher-level accounting principles, studying when and where it’s best for you to do so. You can advance your career quickly — completing the program in just 12, 18 or 24 months. With multiple options, you choose the pace that’s best for you and your lifestyle and you can get started now.


Sources:

1American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Creating a Retired Status in the UAA. Retrieved November 7, 2019 from https://www.aicpa.org/advocacy/state/retiredcpastatusexposuredraft.html.
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors, on the internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm (visited October 07, 2019).
3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Analysts, on the internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm (visited October 07, 2019).
4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Managers, on the internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm (visited October 07, 2019).

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The University of Delaware’s tradition of proven academic excellence in online learning brings together expert faculty, experiential learning, and the flexible access online learning offers.

The University of Delaware’s tradition of proven academic excellence in online learning brings together expert faculty, experiential learning, and the flexible access online learning offers. Read less