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Gain the skills to lead with confidence and ethics in the field of accounting. Build on your foundation of business and accounting knowledge and learn to provide data-driven financial leadership within your organization with the online Master of Science in Accounting from Utica University. You’ll not only be prepared to apply accounting and tax frameworks to analyze business challenges, but you’ll also gain the knowledge and credits you need to sit for the CPA exam.

Whether you want to pursue a position in the public, private, or government sector, Utica University’s flexible online M.S. in Accounting or online M.S. in Forensic Accounting programs are designed to give you in-depth knowledge and financial skill to take on leadership roles and drive your organization forward.

Utica University’s fully online and flexible degree programs enable you to balance your personal and professional responsibilities while gaining the analysis skills and valuable insights to create positive change for organizations in business, health care, education, and more.

Through Utica’s unique partnership with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) you’ll start your forensic accounting career off right. You’ll receive a free student membership to have access to exclusive industry content, training, and support in advancing your career. You’ll also qualify to take the CAMS exam at a significant discount. If you’re already a member, you’ll receive a 10% tuition discount and waived application fee.

Two Paths to an Advanced Accounting Career

Utica University offers two in-demand graduate accounting programs to advance your career with in-depth knowledge and curricula that meet the academic requirements for CPA licensure in New York and most other states.

Gain the skills to lead with confidence and ethics in the field of accounting. Build on your foundation of business and accounting knowledge and learn to provide data-driven financial leadership within your organization with the online Master of Science in Accounting from Utica University. You’ll be prepared to apply accounting and tax frameworks to analyze business challenges.

Learn to combine skills in forensic accounting, auditing, and analysis with investigative techniques and technologies. You’ll be prepared to detect, investigate, and prevent fraud and other financial crimes.

Utica University ensures academic and financial flexibility for veterans, providing a 10% tuition discount on online programs for Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard members and their spouses. Utica University is a proud Yellow Ribbon participant, making additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement.

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How Will You Learn & Grow?

Online learning is soaring in popularity, especially for those with irregular schedules and no/little access to a physical campus. Utica University presents online learners with the same rigorous curriculum, esteemed faculty, alumni network, and collaborative community found on campus. Make the decision to acquire the knowledge and skills that could take you to the next step in life and Utica University will be here to support you every step of the way.

In-depth Learning to Spark Your Career

M.S. in Accounting

30 Credits

The M.S. in Accounting curriculum is made up of 18 credits of accounting core courses, three credits of finance, three credits of quantitative analysis, and six elective credits, for a total of 30 credits over 10 courses. In as little as two years, you’ll cover the following topics and graduate ready to accelerate your career:

  • Advanced Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Corporate Tax
  • Financial Statement Analysis

M.S. in Forensic Accounting

30 Credits

While most forensic accounting programs teach the key forensic skills in just a few courses, at Utica University, forensic classes account for most of the required courses and students can choose all forensic courses with their electives. You gain deep forensic accounting knowledge that allows you to graduate with expert skills and experience in courses such as:

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Assurance and Forensic Auditing
  • Financial Investigations
  • Fraud Management and Technology

Versatile Career Paths Await You

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accountants and Auditors earned a median annual salary of $73,560 in 2020, with the top 10% earning $128,680.1 Upon graduation, you’ll also have the comprehensive skills to pursue these and other in-demand positions, including:

  • Financial Analyst
  • Managing Accounting
  • Internal, External, or Government Auditor
  • Financial Manager
  • Controller

Internal auditing managers with fraud investigation skills earn a median salary of $104,762,2 in a needed position among U.S. and Canadian companies that report 46% of the world’s occupational fraud.3 You’ll also qualify for demanding roles such as:

  • Forensic Accounting Manager
  • Financial Forensic Analyst
  • Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Operational Risk Consultant

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Sources

  1. “Accountants and Auditors,” Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved December 12, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov.
  2. “Average Internal Auditing Manager with Fraud Investigation Skills Salary,” Payscale. Retrieved December 12, 2021, from https://www.payscale.com.
  3. “Report to the Nations,” 2020 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Retrieved December 12, 2021, from https://www.acfe.com.