#5 Top Accounting Program

According to GraduatePrograms.com, American University has one of the best accounting programs in the U.S. As part of the Kogod School of Business, this MSA program features an innovative curriculum, award-winning faculty, and outstanding career guidance.
The Master’s in Accounting program also includes:
  • Professors who are real-world accounting practitioners.
  • Preparation for all accounting fields, such as non-profit or forensic accounting.
  • Curriculum flexibility, from choosing your specialty to picking electives.
  • Guest speakers from Deloitte, EY, and the other “Big Four” accounting firms.
  • Access to corporate, non-profit, and government internships and job opportunities.

Accelerator Admission
Details (Fall 2017)

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language
GPA 3.0 3.0 3.0
IELTS 6.5 6.0 5.5
Program Start Date August 20, 2017 August 20, 2017 August 24, 2017
Qualifying undergraduate degrees:
4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.

Sample Coursework

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.
  • Applied Managerial Statistics
  • Business Law
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management

Progression Details

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language
Credits Earned Towards Degree 6 9 0
Progression Into Master’s degree program Master’s degree program Master’s Accelerator 2
Progression Requirements GPA of 3.25 in Kogod School of Business courses with no grade lower than a B GPA of 3.25 in Kogod School of Business courses with no grade lower than a B Completion of level 6 of ELTA with a grade of C or better in all coursework
Total credits required for degree: 37.5 credit hours

Tuition Costs

Master’s Accelerator 1 Master’s Accelerator 2 Pre-Sessional English Language Cost Per Credit After Accelerator1 Total Credits Required For Degree
Master of Science in Accounting $19,900 $27,900 $8,060 $1,579 37.5

1Cost per credit hour subject to change. Number of credits and semesters remaining after completion of Master’s Accelerator varies by program and student. The average graduate student takes between 12-16 credits per semester.

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95% of American master’s program graduates are working or pursuing a doctoral degree within six months of graduating. Ready to speed up your career? Apply for the Master’s Accelerator at American University now.
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