Aug 19, 2018  
2016-2017 South University Academic Catalog Version II 
2016-2017 South University Academic Catalog Version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting (MS)

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Offered at South University, Online Programs

Master of Science in Accounting

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree program at South University is designed to prepare students with an undergraduate accounting degree for careers in professional accounting, including corporate and/or public accounting. The accounting coursework contained in the MSA program, may allow a student to qualify to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Examination. Students should familiarize themselves with the specific candidacy requirements of the State Board of Accountancy in the particular state in which they wish to take the CPA examination.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the MSA program, students should be able to:

  • Apply critical analysis skills to apply contemporary accounting principles and practices to the decisions faced by evolving business organizations.
  • Integrate principles of accounting, economics, finance, law, risk, and management to articulate innovative solutions to organizational challenges.
  • Integrate the auditing process, including the synthesis of information systems and communications, internal controls, and corporate governance.
  • Critique and apply the concepts, principles, and methods gleaned from professional and academic accounting research to challenges in the accounting profession.
  • Assess ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities required in the accounting profession.


South University, Online Program Offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

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