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Program At A Glance

  • Completed in 10-24 months
  • Online or on-campus formats
  • Global residency
  • Fall start date
  • Combined with an undergraduate degree in accounting, meets VA's 150 credit hour requirement

MASTER'S IN ACCOUNTING

Capitalize on your career opportunities—and maximize your potential—with our Master of Accounting program. The MS in Accounting program is designed to prepare tomorrow's global accounting professionals. It’s a masters degree in accounting that helps you meet the 150-credit licensing requirement and educate you in the key areas of business ethics and corporate governance.

CPA Eligible

The Mason MSA program, combined with an undergraduate degree in accounting, is tailored to meet the requirements of Commonwealth of Virginia regulations requiring all CPA candidates to complete a minimum of 150 semester credit hours prior to obtaining a CPA license.

High-Caliber Faculty & Deep Business Connections

Throughout the program’s curriculum, you learn from experienced faculty who bring both theoretical and applied lessons to the classroom. Through our established network of partnerships within the region, you also form relationships with leading business professionals who serve as valuable educational and networking resources for you throughout the program and beyond.

Professional Development

You benefit from a dedicated career management staff that offers individualized career consulting, employment and networking opportunities, and online resources. Our strong relationships with the business community affords you a variety of opportunities to connect with and gain valuable insights from area business professionals.

Expansive Alumni Network

A Mason Masters in Accounting instantly connects you to a national business school alumni network of more than 28,000 individuals—a rich source for professional contacts as you progress in your career.

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6 Reasons to Choose Mason’s Accounting Program

 

Through your course work, interactions with faculty, and the network of colleagues you build in the program, you have the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge from our curriculum that emphasizes the latest trends and issues in accounting, business ethics, and corporate governance

1. Become CPA Eligible

The Mason MS in Accounting program, combined with an undergraduate degree in accounting, is tailored to meet the requirements of Commonwealth of Virginia regulations requiring all CPA candidates to complete a minimum of 150 semester credit hours prior to obtaining a CPA license.

2. Increase Your Earning Potential

The average starting salary of a George Mason University Masters in Accounting graduate is $10,738 more than those with only a BS in Accounting. And 85% of Masters of Accounting graduates secured a position related to their academic or career during their time in the MS in Accounting program

3. Convenience

Come to campus or take courses online! You earn your masters in accounting fully online or take evening classes at our Fairfax and Arlington campus. You also set your own pace enabling you to adjust your course load each semester enabling you to take fewer courses during your busy season.

4. Experiential Learning

You will engage in an intensive global residency. This trip gives you a firsthand look at how other countries address ethics and corporate governance. Students often rate their residency as one of the most impactful experiences of their program.

5. Deep Accounting Industry Connections

One of the best aspects of the Mason’s masters in accounting program is its deep ties with the accounting industry. Our Accounting Advisory Council is comprised of accounting executives from the Big 4, regional firms, and the federal government.

6. Lifetime Professional Development

You benefit from a dedicated career management staff that offers individualized career consulting, employment and networking opportunities, and online resources. Our strong relationships with the business community affords you a variety of opportunities to connect with and gain valuable insights from area business professionals. As a School of Business alumni, you retain lifetime access to our career consulting staff.