What will I learn?

This program will further expand accounting and business knowledge beyond the undergraduate level. This 30 credit hour program provides an option for students to obtain the 150 hours of education required to become a licensed CPA. The student will develop strong technical and analytical skills, interpersonal skills, and written and oral communication skills.

This non-thesis program encompasses an accounting leadership focus highlighting decision-making, international issues, ethics, fraud, and emerging accounting issues.

Graduates of the program may be employed in public or private industry, with non-profit institutions, with the government, or at other financial institutions in the areas of accounting or finance.

The program is designed for the undergraduate accounting major; however, students with other undergraduate business degrees or related fields (i.e., math) may complete the program provided all prerequisites are met.


This program can be a springboard for the following certificates:

Certified Public Accountant-CPA

Certified Management Accountant-CMA

Certified Fraud Examiner-CEE

Certified Internal Auditor-CIA

Certified Financial Planner-CFP

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Online/Distance (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $885 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Baccalaureate degree from accredited college or university; undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

For international students

Admission to the MS in Accountancy program is determined on the basis of the following criteria:

Possession of a bachelor degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Mathematics or related field with a regionally accredited college or university, with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (An average below 3.0 will be considered for conditional admission.)

Internet Based TOEFL (iBT, Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 80; or

TOEFL paper-and-pencil test with a minimum score of 550, accompanied by the Test of Written English (TWE) with a minimum score of 5; or

MELAB score of 77 or higher on all parts; or

IELTS score of 6.5+; or

PTE Academic score of 53.

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About this uni

A pioneering institution, Madonna University was the first university in the U.S. to offer a bachelor’s degree in Sign Language Studies.

  • Small student-staff ratio of 13:1 for personalized attention
  • 100 undergraduate and over 30 postgraduate programs
  • 98% of students employed within a year of graduating
  • 80% of students receive grants or scholarships