MS Accounting

American University

Master's programs

An innovative curriculum. Award-winning faculty. Outstanding career guidance.

Our Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program prepares students for rewarding careers in all facets of the field, from nonprofit to forensic accounting.

Whether you're advancing your career, transitioning to a new one, or just starting out, the MSA program will put you on track to compete in a flourishing field-one that's projected to increase 22 percent in the next decade. The MSA curriculum focuses on various accounting topics - including auditing, forensic investigation, business ethics, information systems and more - to develop the leadership qualities and data-utilization skills you'll need to excel in the industry. There are also several MS Accounting Scholarships that can offer financial assistance to students. 

The Kogod MSA faculty are real-world practitioners who bring their diverse experiences and unique business backgrounds to the classroom.

The MS Accounting faculty uses experiential exercises and integrated projects to teach you the principles of business accounting. Our talented department will provide personal attention to help you analyze the accounting world from every angle.

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Master's programs


Washington, D.C. , United States