George Mason UniversitySchool of Business


MS in Accounting

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Capitalize on your career opportunities and maximize your potential.

You have the power to overcome challenges and provide solid solutions to your clients with our MS in accounting. In addition to studying financial, audit, and tax accounting, enhance your graduate degree with certificates in government accounting, forensic accounting, and accounting analytics.

Our MSA program is a launch pad into your post-college career and will give you the tools you need to thrive in today’s rigorous accounting industry. With ties to local business and government communities we bring unique and practical experiences into the classroom that will help prepare you for your future as a global accounting professional.

Our nationally recognized program is flexible with your lifestyle and professional goals. Choose from our on-campus or online program, which was recently ranked #19 in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Graduate Business Program” list. Our carefully crafted curriculum is designed to help you achieve the additional 30 credits required by Virginia’s 150-credit CPA licensing requirement, and obtain advanced analytical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills.

You will gain the professional skills you need to succeed in today’s public accounting industry, including:

  • Technology adaptation
  • Analytical decision making
  • Research
  • Leadership
  • Ethics and responsibility
  • Communication