Salt Lake City-based Western Governors University has launched a new, online business master’s degree program for a Master of Science in accounting (or Master of Accounting), with applications accepted now.

Upon completing the admissions and enrollment process, students can begin coursework on the first day of any month beginning July 1. The degree is designed for accounting professionals to expand career opportunities and gain a greater depth of knowledge of accounting principles, and for students needing additional academic preparation and credits to sit for the CPA or other professional exams.

Courses will cover advanced accounting, financial and strategic management, fraud and forensic accounting, advanced tax concepts, governmental and nonprofit accounting and more.

The Master of Accounting program was created for working adults to advance their careers in an education setting that fits with their schedule.

Key topics of this new accounting degree include: 

  • Advanced financial accounting
  • Management communication
  • Advanced managerial accounting
  • Advanced auditing
  • Financial management
  • Advanced tax concepts
  • Fraud and forensic accounting
  • Strategic management
  • Governmental and nonprofit accounting
  • Accounting research

For more information on the program, visit here.