#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 (2018)

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator Program
GPA3.03.0
IELTS6.56.0
Available EntrySpring or Fall

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
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management

Progression Details

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator Program
Credits Earned Towards Degree69
Progression IntoMaster’s degree programMaster’s Accelerator Program
Progression RequirementsGPA of 3.25 in Kogod School of Business courses with no grade lower than a BGPA of 3.25 in Kogod School of Business courses with no grade lower than a B

Total credits required for degree: 37.5 credit hours

Tuition Costs

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramCost Per Credit After Accelerator1Total Credits Required For Degree
Master of Science in Accounting $20,653$29,315$1,57937.5

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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