With Franklin's M.S. in Accounting program, you’ll acquire an executive skill set that prepares you to advance into an accounting leadership position. In addition to gaining skills employers are actively seeking in the critical areas of financial accounting and management control systems, you’re able to bolster your master’s degree by pursuing courses in one of our two highly-relevant suggested pathways.
In our taxation pathway, you’ll explore pertinent topics such as corporate and individual taxation, pass through entities, and gift and estate taxes, while our financial operations pathway exposes you to integral concepts that include forensic accounting, auditing and data mining, risk analysis and management, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. You will also have the ability to customize your pathway to reach your personal goals. Whichever you choose, you’ll be well prepared to move into advanced-skill, leadership positions, such as CFO, controller, internal auditor, or accounting manager.
Complete an accredited online master's in Accounting in just 17 months
At Franklin, you’ll conveniently earn a high-value degree in 17 months at an affordable cost. Franklin's transfer-friendly Master's in Accounting program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), the leader in outcomes-based accreditation in business, so you know you're earning a respected degree with value in the workplace. In addition, our online Accounting master's program received GetEducated.com’s top ten “Best Buy” designation from among 207 accredited online accounting programs.
At the completion of your coursework and depending upon your undergraduate program, you'll also have the required hours and foundational knowledge needed to sit for professional accounting certification exams, such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.
Plus our small, personalized classes introduce you to a valuable professional peer network. You’ll learn with—and from—your peers in interactive classes comprised of a diverse set of students ranging in age, industry, talent, and experience.
Gain hands-on experience with tools of the trade
Your master’s in Accounting from Franklin prepares you with hands-on experience in researching accounting issues as they arise, just as they occur in a work setting. You’ll learn how to use the FASB Accounting Standards Codification® Database for researching financial accounting standards and RIA Checkpoint® for researching tax law and authority, accounting and audit standards, and international accounting standards. You’ll get practice not only deciphering the numbers, but just as importantly, communicating your findings with competence and clarity.
You’ll also learn how to use industry-standard technology, such as Microsoft® Dynamics ERP Software and ACL™ Data Mining Software, and apply it to real-world accounting issues. You’ll put it all together through case study examinations, through which you’ll take a deep dive into key concepts such as the Sarbanes-Oxley 404, auditing and internal controls, ethical standards, and the role of regulatory bodies.
Earn your Accounting master's online from a university built for busy adults
Earn your M.S. in Accounting online or pursue available coursework at one of our Midwest locations. Regionally accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Our seamless transfer process and team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family, and life. Get started on your future today.