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Accounting

Master of Science

Multiply your career success with a master's degree in accounting.

No matter where you are in your accounting career, it’s never a bad time to gain new knowledge and expand your skills. Whether you’re looking to obtain your CPA licensure, advance to a leadership role in your organization or simply broaden your accounting acumen, the Regis M.S. in Accounting can help you take the next step in your professional development.

The master’s in accounting degree is structured to help you meet the requirements for CPA licensure, and courses are continuously updated to meet the newest accounting standards. Our accounting faculty mix high-level processes with real-world applications. In fact, most are practicing accountants and business owners who bring decades of experience to Regis. If you’re ready to take your accounting career to the next level, the Regis M.S. in Accounting is here to help.

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Merit Scholarship Available

Every new, eligible M.S. in Accounting student starting at Regis University will receive a Dean’s Scholarship of up to $9,000Learn more and see eligibility requirements here.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses
8-week terms

Time Commitment
12 - 24 months

Key Dates
Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October

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Join Regis Alumni Working As:

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Chief Financial Officers are responsible for managing all aspects of a company or organization's finances. Chief Financial Officers are expected to complete financial planning as well as tracking company profits


Corporate Controller

Corporate Controllers are responsible for managing accounting operations, providing financial reports and ensuring accounting records are organized. This job can be compared to a Budget Manager, but includes some additional responsibilities such as ensuring the budgets don't create any large risks and that the company's financial results are meeting set goals.


Forensic Accountant

Forensic Accountants provide two primary services to their clients: investigation and litigation support. Forensic Accountants should expect to work with public and private employers and complete audits of financial records to find evidence of fraud and other possible crimes.


IT Accountant

Information Technology Accountants combine accounting skills with software systems to oversee and protect a company or organization's digital financial data. Information Technology Accountants help to provide technology efficiency and reduce errors.


Auditor

Auditors review the accounts of companies to check that the financial records are legal and valid. In some cases, an auditor can serve in an advisory role for a company and recommend things that can be cost-saving and prevent financial risks.


Financial Analysts

Financial Analysts examine financial data and use this information to guide business decisions. Financial Analysts prepare models to assess financial conditions and determine strengths and weaknesses in the financial status of a company.


By the Numbers

$73560
Median salary for accountants and auditors*
61700
New accounting jobs created by 2029*
4
Optional areas of specialization, including fraud/forensic auditing and IT accounting

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm

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Accounting Specializations

M.S. Accounting students have the option to specialize in one of the following areas:

| Financial Accounting
| Fraud/Forensic Accounting
| IT Accounting
| Managerial Accounting

The M.S Accounting program also helps satisfy the 150-credit-hour requirement necessary to sit for the CPA exam or earn a CMA credential. Learn more about the requirements for CPA licensure

Imagine Yourself In ...

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AC 6050: Advanced Auditing

Examines cases of failed audits to assess and control risk, identify relevant assertions and evaluate management incentives.

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AC 6080: International Accounting

Dive into International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), US GAAP foreign exchange and US international tax issues.

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AC 6100: Controllership

Study the financial and nonfinancial functions and responsibilities of the chief accounting officer of a business organization.

To apply to the M.S. in Accounting program, you will need:

  • Completed online application
  • Official degree-bearing transcript(s) from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Resume

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Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year: $976 per credit hour
Total program credits: 30
Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Earning your Master of Science in Accounting from Regis sets you apart and expands your professional network—think of it as an investment in your future. Between scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach. Explore our Investing in Your Future graduate financing guide or visit our Office of Financial Aid on the web.

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The Master of Science in Accounting is offered by the Accounting Department in the Anderson College of Business and Computing.