WGU Indiana has announced details of a new online master's degree. Classes for the Master of Accounting program are set to begin next week. June 25, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – WGU Indiana recently launched a new business master’s degree program in accounting. This new program, also referred to as the Master of Accounting, provides students with the knowledge and skills they need for a successful career in accounting or auditing. Applications are now being accepted, and after completing the admissions and enrollment process, students may begin coursework on the first day of any month, beginning July 1.

The M.S. in Accounting degree is designed for accounting professionals who wish to expand their career opportunities and attain a greater depth of knowledge of accounting principles, as well as those who need additional academic preparation and credits to sit for the certified public accountant (CPA) exam* or other professional examinations such as the certified management accountant (CMA) exam and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam. Students enrolled in this new online degree program will enhance their ability to assess complex transactions and determine their proper accounting and tax treatment. In addition, students will learn auditing practices, how to enhance the internal controls in an organization, and advanced managerial accounting techniques.

Key topics and areas of study covered by this new accounting degree are:

-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

Like all of WGU Indiana’s online, accredited, competency-based degree programs, the Master of Accounting program was created for working adults looking to advance their careers in an education setting that fits with their busy lives. WGU Indiana uses technology to facilitate education in ways that work for individual learners, allowing them to study, complete tasks, and take assessments on their schedule and at their pace. Competency-based learning allows students to advance through their programs as soon as they’re able to demonstrate mastery of the material—competencies that are defined by academic and industry experts to reflect the latest needs of the marketplace. Because WGU Indiana measures learning rather than time spent in class, professionals with knowledge and skills from work and previous college experience can often move through their programs more quickly, saving both time and money.

For more information, visit http://indiana.wgu.edu/business/accounting_master_degree

*Students may need to meet additional state-specific requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

About WGU Indiana

WGU Indiana is the state's nonprofit, online university established by the State of Indiana to expand access to higher education for Indiana residents. Using a competency-based model that allows students to proceed at their own pace and curriculum developed with input from leading employers, WGU Indiana offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Education, Information Technology and Healthcare Professions, including Nursing. In 2012, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education recognized WGU Indiana in its Reaching Higher, Achieving More agenda for its excellence in academic quality. The university was also recognized as one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2013.

Source: WGU Indiana

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