Online Master of Accounting

Advance your accounting skills to accelerate your career.

With this focused, rigorous degree, you’ll take a deep dive into accounting theory and principles while you gain a solid understanding of the business landscape. The online Master of Accounting program is distinguished by dedicated, expert instructors and a best-in-class digital learning experience.

Three levels of credentials • Build your resume as you go with progression through graduate certificate, advanced graduate certificate and degree.

Personalized, propriety online learning platform • learn.WashU (developed by our Center for Digital Education) provides you with engaging course sessions and a state-of-the-art user experience. Learn more

A university respected worldwide • A degree from WashU is well respected and will open doors throughout your career.

Career resources • Expert career services professionals will partner with you to help you achieve your career goals. Learn more


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Online Master of Accounting at a Glance

Thrive in one of the best accounting master’s programs.

Online Accounting Curriculum

Build your resume while you progress through the program with three stackable credentials.

Graduate Certificate/8 months/10.5 credits

Strategic Cost Analysis
Advanced Financial Accounting
Data Visualization for Business Insights

Business Analysis Using Financial Statements
Ethical Decision Making in Accounting
Advanced Business Analysis Using Financial Statements

Advanced Graduate Certificate/8 months/12 credits

Federal Income Tax
Ethical Leadership for Accountants and Financial Executives

Advances in Management Accounting
Law and Business Management
Database Design and SQL

Degree/8 months/10.5 credits

Professional Business Communication
Accounting Policy and Research
Introduction to Cybersecurity

International Financial Reporting Standards
Fraud Prevention and Internal Controls
International Financial Reporting Standards II


Classes meet two nights a week from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. CT.

Before you begin the program, foundational coursework will prepare you for your degree study.

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Career Outlook and Support

With a master’s in accounting, your career outlook is strong—whether your preferred path is in tax, audit or corporate accounting, or you’d like to be a consultant. You’ll also have career resources available throughout the degree program and beyond. Once you’ve completed the graduate certificate, tap into the dedicated career coaches and industry experts in the Weston Career Center—they’ll partner with you to achieve your career goals. Learn more about career resources.

Tax accounting

State and local tax accountant, tax staff, tax consultant, tax associate

Audit accounting

Auditor staff, audit assistant, staff internal auditor, audit associate, assurance associate

Corporate accounting

Staff accountant, financial analyst, cost accountant, project accountant, general accountant

Accounting consultant

Consultant, analyst, business valuation analyst