Accelerate Your Accounting Career
With many accounting firms preferring candidates with a graduate-level education, the online Master of Science in Accounting from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota prepares you for today's highest-paying careers. Plus, advancing your knowledge of accounting will improve your standing in one of the country's most secure professions: In Q1 of 2018, the unemployment rate for accountants and auditors was only 1.9 percent, compared to the national unemployment rate of 4.1 percent.14
Possessing a master's degree in accounting prepares you for a plethora of career opportunities and makes you more attractive to potential employers in many industries, including government agencies, private financial firms, hedge fund accounting, forensic accounting, and traditional accounting firms.
You'll also earn your master's while receiving credits toward the credits required to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, and learn content knowledge to help prepare you for the CPA exam and/or the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification.*
Titles and Salaries: Promising Returns
The strategic design of our online M.S. in Accounting program equips you for a management-level accounting career by providing you with the soft skills necessary to lead as well as the technical skills required to take your accounting expertise to the next level.
Accountant / Auditor
Program Outcomes: Precision and Performance
Whatever the job calls for, you'll be ready to handle the numbers and keep finances on track. When you complete your online M.S. in Accounting, you'll be ready to:
- Use advanced accounting knowledge to address organizational issues
- Evaluate complex accounting situations
- Assess emerging and global accounting issues that can contribute to organizational success
- Articulate a process for making ethical decisions
- Manage accounting teams to achieve established goals
- Communicate complex financial information in a clear and concise manner