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Online Master's Degree in Accounting

Accelerate your career with our online program

Fully online coursework

Advanced curriculum

Small classes

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  • Duration2-3 years
  • Cost per credit$785
  • Credit hours33

Program Benefits

  • No GRE required
  • Expert faculty
  • Relevant coursework

Excel in your career with an online degree in accounting

With Brenau University’s Master of Accounting, you’ll learn the vital skills necessary to advance your career and think more critically in the field. Our program is designed to help you problem-solve and communicate effectively, so whether you’re looking to take on a new role or prepare for the CPA exam, you’ll get what you need.

Make your next career move count

Our online Master of Accounting will prepare you for accounting roles with a variety of employers, from public accounting firms to nonprofit organizations. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an average of about 136,400 openings for accountants and auditors each year from 2021 to 2031,1 and getting the right degree will set you apart as a strong candidate.

Courses designed to help you excel

33 credit hours

11 core courses

During your course of study at Brenau, you will be exposed to practical accounting subjects such as accounting principles, auditing and corporate taxation. Our courses are carefully chosen to give you the insight, skills and knowledge required to be an ideal job candidate, and they will set you on a path to success.

Course spotlights

  • AC 719 CPA Review
  • AC 725 Fraud Prevention & Internal Control
  • AC 746 Advanced Cost Accounting
  • AC 749 Business Environment & Concepts for Accountants
Curriculum Details

It’s always a good time to apply

No GRE/GMAT required

No application fee

The online master’s degree in accounting offers six start dates per year, so you can apply anytime and start your education as soon as possible. With no application fee, you can apply risk-free.

To apply to Brenau’s online Master of Accounting, you’ll need:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting from a regionally accredited four-year college or university
Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
Copy of updated professional resume/curriculum vitae
Admission Details

We strive to make your education affordable

$785 per credit hour

Financial aid available

By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in a degree that will set you on a path to a successful career. Along with affordable tuition, you can pursue federal financial aid to make your education even more cost-effective.

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What you’ll learn

The coursework in the online Master of Accounting program will set you up for success in the field of accounting by sharpening your communication skills, exposing you to a variety of practical subjects and preparing you for the CPA exam.

Program outcomes

With Brenau’s online Master of Accounting, you will:

  • Be prepared to take the CPA exam.
  • Become more knowledgeable of accounting rules, laws and functions.
  • Be able to prepare and analyze financial statements for businesses, nonprofits and governmental units.
  • Be able to complete individual and corporate income tax returns.
  • Be able to research and make recommendations for accounting and tax issues.
  • Be able to plan and participate in an audit.
  • Be able to recognize fraudulent behavior and plan controls to prevent it.
  • Be able to prepare consolidated financial statements in GAAP or IFRS.

Online learning

At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.

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Frequently asked questions

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It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or on ground.

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, an online application and possibly other documents. Your admissions counselor will help guide you through this process.

Undergraduate students can transfer up to 90 credits to their program. If the student is pursuing their first graduate degree at Brenau, up to six semester hours of coursework taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education may be appropriately transferred to Brenau as part of the planned program of study with approval from the department chair. If the student has a master’s degree, up to nine hours of graduate credit may transfer with departmental approval. Grading standards of the Brenau program into which the work is transferred will apply.

There are no application fees at Brenau University.

Absolutely! Online programs at Brenau are explicitly designed with busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The format provides the flexibility you need to succeed in your selected program. From here, you can.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Accountants and Auditors.” Retrieved March 2, 2023, from