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Purdue University Global | MS in Accounting - Audit

The objective of the Master of Science in Accounting program with an Audit concentration with an Audit concentration at Purdue University Global is to teach students advanced principles of accounting with a concentration in fraud detection and internal controls. Read on to learn more about Purdue University Global's MS in Accounting with an Audit concentration.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Accounting with an Audit concentration

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to this MS in Accounting program typically need a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, management, or business. Students without such a bachelor's degree are asked to take a free Peregrine entrance exam to establish their competency. If they fail the exam, the university requires up to six undergraduate modules. All applicants to Purdue University Global's graduate programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

By enrolling in the Master of Science in Accounting - Audit program at Purdue University Global, students have the ability to learn advanced principles and theories in accounting through core classes in that cover topics in regulation, auditing, business communications, and economics. The audit program also presents students with the opportunity to learn the design and assessment of internal controls and fraud detection techniques. The intention of the program is to prepare students for an eventual career in tax auditing. In addition to the core course requirements, the audit concentration requires three extra classes.

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Program Length:

52 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Science in Accounting with an Audit Concentration:

To graduate from the MS in Accounting - Audit program, students need to complete 52 total credits. Of these, 36 credits are from core classes and 16 are part of the audit concentration. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (36 Credits)

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Regulation
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Ethical Issues in Business and Accounting
  • Advanced Managerial / Cost Accounting
  • Corporate Tax Decisions and Strategies
  • Business Communications
  • Economics for Global Decision Makers
  • Graduate Capstone in Accounting

Audit Concentration Courses (16 credits)

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Fraud Examination
  • Internal Control Assessment and Design
  • Open Elective

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Accounting program with an Audit concentration is intended to prepare students for accounting careers where they can prevent or detect fraud. In addition, the program can help prepare students to take the Certified Internal Auditor examination, the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination, and the Certified Management Accountant examination in order to practice in the field.

Potential careers for graduates include:

  • Auditor
  • Forensic accountant
  • Actuary
  • Tax examiner
  • Revenue agent

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