Going for a Masters in Accounting at Regis
The M.S. in Accounting (MSA) program has a strong foundation in ethics, which is in high demand by corporations and accounting licensing bodies. The MSA degree focuses on the expanded knowledge base required in today's business world and provides the necessary course work to meet the "150 credit hour" requirements to sit for the CPA exam and/or the requirements for the CMA designation. Both on-campus and online (asynchronous) courses are offered.
The MSA degree is a 10-course, 30 credit-hour graduate program offered in both traditional 16-week and accelerated 8-week formats. (An additional six foundation courses in undergraduate business and accounting may be required, depending on your prior work experience and education. See courses listed in the Program Requirements tab). It is designed to be flexible, allowing you to focus on classes that will support your career goals. Whether or not you have already built a foundation in accounting techniques, ethics and industry technologies, your academic advisor will work with you to customize your accounting degree plan to fit your goals and special interests.
In addition to advanced accounting courses, the curriculum addresses accounting ethics, business communications, career success and working with service-focused organizations. These courses emphasize the importance of understanding the impact of one's actions on others. Case studies and experiential exercises will also prepare you for situations that will challenge you during your career.
As a graduate of the MSA program, you will have a well-rounded education that affords you access to a number of available career paths including opportunities as an accountant, auditor, cost accountant or financial analyst.
Current undergraduate Accounting students can enroll in the masters program, extending their studies by two additional semesters. (Check with your Academic Advisor):
- 9 hours of graduate-level courses during their senior year
- 9 hours of graduate-level courses during the summer after undergraduate graduation
- 12 hours of graduate-level courses during the fall semester
- (New students can complete 12 hours in the fall, 12 in the spring, and 6 hours in the summer semesters)
Is Regis’ M.S. in Accounting Accredited?
Regis University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional higher education institutional accreditors in the United States.
Program Start Dates
January, March, May, June, August, October.
|Required Courses (9 credit hours)
||Interpreting Accounting Information
|Issues in Accounting Ethics -or-
|Accounting Electives (21 credit hours)
|Select 7 classes. Students who complete a specialization are encouraged to select electives that will also satisfy the specialization requirements.
||Financial Reporting Policy and Practice
||Accounting for Nonprofit and Government Organizations
||Case Studies in Management Accounting
||Tax Influence on Business Decision-Making
||Income Tax Research
||Accounting Information Systems
||Forensic and Fraud Audit
||Advanced Accounting Internship I
||Advanced Accounting Internship II
|Optional Area of Specialization (12 credit hours)
|TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 30 CREDIT HOURS
Please note: For official program requirements based on academic year, please refer to the academic catalog.
Download a printable fact sheet with program details.
How to Apply
Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.
Regis University’s Anderson College of Business is dedicated to delivering a world-class business education founded on individualized, values-based, experiential learning. We seek to attract aspiring business leaders who demonstrate a passion for addressing today’s complex economic, environmental, and social challenges with an ethical and innovative approach that addresses urgent civil needs.
We base our admissions evaluation on the totality of information available in the admissions application. No single factor (GPA performance, essay, letters of recommendation, work experience or test scores) is the deciding factor for admission. We consider each application holistically, and take into account factors such as experience, fit with Regis University’s mission, aspirations, values, and accomplishments.
Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree either from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or equivalent if bachelor’s is from outside the U.S.
Materials Needed for Application and Admission*
- Complete the online graduate application
- Official degree-bearing transcripts must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the Regis University Admissions Office (see below for address).
- Current resume
- Admission essay (instructions to upload your completed essay are included in the online application
- Completion of business foundation courses (listed in the Program Requirements tab) or demonstration of mastery at equivalent undergraduate level. (If not complete, student may be provisionally accepted)
Once all documentation has been received, an Admissions Committee reviews the application and the committee makes an admission recommendation. (GMAT/GRE may be required at the discretion of the committee.)
NOTE: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed. An applicant not meeting the above requirements may submit a request for special consideration by the Admissions Committee.
Send Transcripts to:
Office of Admissions
Mail Code: A-12
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221-1099
Electronic transcripts may be sent to sendtranscripttoRU@regis.edu
Applications are due one month prior to start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.
*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.