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M.S. in Accounting

“The Master’s of Science in Accounting has been designed for the busy professional.”

- Mike Wisely

 

Overview

Students in the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program will learn to integrate knowledge of accounting standards and practices in performing forensic accounting and auditing services, financial reporting, and tax preparation and advisory services. Students will design appropriate communication strategies to achieve organizational goals and an ethical, legal, and biblical framework that guides interactions within the business environment that addresses the legal implications of business transactions and how they relate to accounting, auditing, and financial reporting.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Integrate knowledge of accounting standards and practices in performing forensic accounting and auditing services.
  • Develop financial reports in accordance with accounting principles, ethical standards, and legal requirements.
  • Synthesize knowledge of accounting theory and practice in providing tax preparation and advisory services.
  • Create an ethical and legal framework that uses professional ethics to address the legal implications of business transactions, and how they relate to accounting, auditing, and financial reporting.
  • Design appropriate communication strategies to achieve organization goals.
  • Integrate a biblical framework that guides interactions within the business environment and workplace.

Relevant and Convenient

  • Complete your degree in 18-26 months
  • Cohort groups provide mutual support
  • One-time registration, no more waiting in line
  • Classes meet one night per week or online
  • Instructors combine academic credentials with professional expertise

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Online Tuition
30 Total $536 / credit hour

* Effective July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email NonResAid@indwes.edu.

Financial aid is not available for unclassified students.

Courses

The Master of Science with a major in Accounting (MSA) degree program is a 30-credit-hour graduate program.

Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Preview Your Classes

ACCT-500,ACCT-511,ACCT-512,ACCT-520,ACCT-513,ACCT-514,ACCT-515,ACCT-516,ACCT-517,ACCT-591

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the MS in Accounting program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission to the Master of Science in Accounting are as follows:

  1. A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting body or the Association for Biblical Higher Education verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  2. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least a minimum of 30 hours was completed. If an applicant's GPA is below 2.5, the student may be admitted on a probationary basis, as established by the guidelines of the DeVoe School of Business.
  3. It is highly recommended that students have successfully passed the following courses:
    • Taxation I (300 level or better)
    • Intermediate Accounting II (300 level or better)
    • Auditing (400 level)
    • Statistics

Graduation Requirements

  1. All credits required in the curriculum sequence with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of "C" in each course. A grade of "C-" or below will require the course to be repeated.
  2. Overall GPA of at least 3.0 in all IWU graduate work.
  3. Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Complete the Online Application.

This is your first step toward making your dreams come true for your future. Whether it's to advance your current career, start a new career path, or simply continue that lifelong love of learning, Indiana Wesleyan University is the place for you.

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Additional Steps to Apply

1. Transcripts

MSA: Official transcripts are required from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution and any graduate work if IWU is accepting transfer credits. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.

College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools: For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades.

2. TOEFL Scores

Submit a copy of your TOEFL scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, visit www.toefl.org.

Materials should be mailed to:

Indiana Wesleyan University
1900 W. 50th St.
Marion, IN 46953

Please contact your enrollment representative if you have any questions.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Master of Science with a major in Accounting program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.