Online Master's Degree (MS) in Accounting

Champlain College online accounting master's degree student

100% Online MS in Accounting that Meets Today's Dynamic Business Needs 

If you're seeking a graduate education that increases your facility with financial data, deepens your critical and creative thinking skills, and enables you to immediately apply your studies to your professional life, take a look at Champlain College's online Master's Degree in Accounting. Our program was designed with these goals in mind - and it's 100% online, making it the perfect fit for busy working adults.

Our courses help students understand how accounting is integrated into the structure and functioning of their workplace, from IT and other departments all the way up to organizational strategy. Students learn how to perceive the relevance of accounting information to all aspects of organizational health, bringing them from bachelor's-level to graduate-level expertise. Graduate studies are cited by the AICPA as "an excellent way to more fully develop skills such as communication, presentation, and interpersonal relations" and weave them in to newfound technical knowledge. As of 2014, accounting students are required to earn 150 credit hours of education, 30 credit hours beyond a bachelor's degree. The Champlain College online MS in Accounting degree meets this threshold, enabling our graduates to sit for the CPA exam.

Prepare for Your Future with an Accounting Master's Degree

Our courses prepare students for meaningful careers by teaching them how to use critical and creative thinking to interpret financial data and recognize the interplay between financial information and the various departments within organizations. In addition, students learn how to create robust systems that ensure useful and secure accounting data. With their multi-layered understanding of the importance of accounting to today's ever-changing business environment, our graduates are poised to have a significant impact in their chosen fields. 

The online Master's Degree in Accounting values hands-on application of coursework from day one, immediately benefiting both the students' employers and the students themselves. Unlike with other programs that may take years to become relevant to your work, our online MS in Accounting program encourages you to apply the concepts you're learning in the classroom to your everyday professional life. Our students get feedback and support from classmates around the country, and they thrive under the mentorship of the esteemed practitioner-faculty who teach our courses and practice in the workplace.

Because we know that earning a credential is vital to professional growth, the MS in Accounting includes a 12-credit embedded certificate that allows students to broaden their perception of themselves and their business outside of their accounting expertise. Select among certificates in Advanced Management, Business Management, Conflict ManagementHealthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, Information SecurityLeadership, Positive Organization Development, and Supply Chain Management.

Benefits of the Champlain Online MS in Accounting Degree:   

  • Finish Your Master's Degree in as Little as 10 Months.

    We've geared our program toward working professionals who require flexible schedules, which is why the online accounting graduate program allows highly motivated students to earn their master's degree in under a year. With the guidance of their academic advisor, students can complete this degree in as few as 10-months or they can choose to take up to 20 months for completion.
  • Immediately Apply Accounting Coursework to Your Career.

    The Champlain College online MS in Accounting program is set up to be more than theory and scholarship. Students are encouraged to bring what they're learning in the classroom into the organizations where they work, and then bring that back to the classroom for feedback. Learning from your experience - and the experience of your classmates - is the best way to turn information into action. Your education will have concrete value as soon as classes begin. 
  • Learn from Accounting Experts and Practitioner-Faculty.

    Champlain's faculty includes both esteemed accounting professionals and academic scholars. From the marriage of practice with scholarship, students get a well-rounded perspective that builds a solid foundation for their education. 
  • Set Yourself Apart with a Specialization in a High-Growth Field.

    In addition to earning a graduate degree with the power to propel you into an exciting position, the online MS in Accounting program includes a four-course certificate in Advanced Management, Business Management, Conflict ManagementHealthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, Information SecurityLeadership, Positive Organization Development, or Supply Chain Management. A specialized degree helps you further your career in concert with market needs.
  • 100% Online Courses Offer Flexibility and Convenience.

    There's no need to set aside your family, job and personal life for the Champlain College Online master's degree in Accounting program. Our accounting courses are offered entirely online, allowing you the flexibility to earn your master's degree while balancing your many other priorities and collaborating with other students with their own unique perspectives.  

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Our Affordable MS in Accounting Program

Overview of MS in Accounting

The MS in Accounting overview page offers you a complete snapshot of the program in one, easy-to-digest page. Learn about the time to completion and overall cost of this accelerated online Accounting Master's degree that you can complete in less than one year. See our admission requirements and use our quick links to get where you need to go to learn more and get started on your path to an advanced accounting degree.

Learning Outcomes

Each Champlain College academic programs is comprised of specific learning outcomes that a student can expect to demonstrate mastery of at program completion.  Further, when you're in the online MS in Accounting program, each class comes with a syllabus that provides specific learning objectives.  Many students find that they are able to put this learning to use right away, allowing them to leverage their workplace as a learning laboratory and differentiate themselves from day one.

Program Curriculum

Champlain's online MS in accounting curriculum was designed to take accounting and finance graduates to the next level. Whether your goal is a career in corporate or public accounting, or you are simply fulfilling the education requirement for the CPA exam, you will gain access to well-balanced and career-advancing curriculum available fully online. What's more, your online accounting courses will be taught by graduate-level faculty who are practitioners in the field and dedicated to your success.

Academic Calendar

The online MS in Accounting has six start dates throughout the academic year in which students can enter the program. View our academic calendar to see specific start dates and plan when starting the program will work best for you.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students interested in the online MS in Accounting program should review the program admission requirements before applying. Foundational knowledge in accounting and finance is required to ensure student success in the program and eligibility to sit for the CPA exam. Connecting with one of our admission representatives is another way to learn more about the application process. Do not hesitate to call us at 888.545.3459 to learn more.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Champlain's affordable online Master's degree in accounting is designed to be completed within an year. At only 30 credits, and with no online technology fees, the program is a great value. The MS in Accounting program is eligible for federal student aid and VA benefits.

Accounting Program Certificates

The online MS in Accounting is designed for accounting professionals who want more career options, and the ability to specialize in an area of interest. Choose from a number of graduate certificates that are completed while you progress on your master's journey. Expand your network of professionals across the country as you engage with students in other disciplines. And, develop yourself as a well-rounded professional with a diverse and multifaceted graduate-level knowledge base and skill set.

CPA Licensure

The Uniform CPA examination ensures that only qualified individuals become licensed CPAs. Although there is a single, national Uniform CPA examination from American Institute of CPAs, each jurisdiction (or state) has its own eligibility requirements to sit for it. The jurisdictions also set the time period in which the four sections comprising the examination must be completed. Learn more about CPA licensure here.

Accounting Program Director

Our full-time Program Directors are proud of the academic programs they develop and maintain, and the practitioner-scholars they recruit and develop as faculty across the country. In close collaboration with our faculty, academic advisors, e-learning and quality assurance teams, our Program Director, Dr. Linda Miller, is dedicated to providing a relevant and meaningful academic experience students take with them for life. And, they are thrilled to welcome students to our campus and recognize all of their hard work at our annual Master's hooding and commencement ceremonies.

Upcoming Accounting Program Webinars

Program webinars are an ideal place to learn more about the academic programs and have your admission and other questions answered. Offered prior to each admission deadline, program webinars are ideal for taking a deeper dive into program outcomes, learning more about career outcomes, and much more. Learn more about upcoming MS in Accounting Online webinars and register today.

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