Master's Degree in Accounting And Financial Management

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What You'll Learn

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    Accounting Theory and Practices

    Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of accounting theory and apply that knowledge to specific accounting practices in a global economy.
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    Decision Making and Ethics

    Conduct quantitative and qualitative business analyses, evaluate outcomes and make recommendations for effective legal and ethical business decisions.
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    Technology

    Apply analytical tools and technology applications to develop analyses and solutions to address the needs of an organization and its stakeholders.
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    Collaboration

    Work collaboratively in a team environment. Coordinate and share information to achieve a common goal.

A Unique Advantage

With an emphasis in CPA Exam Preparation, Keller’s Master’s in Accounting and Financial Management degree program integrates elements of Becker Professional Education’s industry-leading CPA exam prep into its curriculum.


Accreditation Matters

Accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Master’s in Accounting and Financial Management may consider opportunities such as:

  • Accountant

  • Accounting Manager

  • Auditor

  • Budget Analyst

  • Budget Director

  • Director of Financial Reporting

  • Environmental Green Accountant

  • Financial Analyst

  • Financial Manager

  • Financial Planner

  • Forensic Accountant Fraud Investigator

  • Internal Auditor

  • International Accounting Specialist

  • Management Accountant

  • Merger and Acquisitions Analyst

  • Payroll Manager

  • Public Accountant

  • Risk Manager

  • Strategic Planner

  • Tax Examiner Collector

  • Credits and degrees earned from this institution do not automatically qualify the holder to participate in professional licensing exams to practice certain professions. Persons interested in practicing a regulated profession must contact the appropriate state regulatory agency for their field of interest. For instance, typically 150 credit hours or education are required to meet state regulatory agency education requirements for CPA licensure. Coursework may qualify for credit towards the State Board of Accountancy requirements. However, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the state board of accountancy for the jurisdiction in which they are applying to determine whether they have completed the appropriate credit hours and coursework to qualify to take the CPA exam. Employees of DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management are not in a position to determine an individual’s eligibility to take the CPA exam or satisfy licensing. New York students should contact the NYSED Office of Professions regarding professional licensure.

  • Employment in this occupation may require years of relevant experience.

Option 1: Finance Emphasis

Program-Specific Courses

FIN560 Securities Analysis
FIN561 Mergers and Acquisitions
FIN564 Management of Financial Institutions
FIN565 International Finance
FIN575 Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

Core Degree Courses

Accounting

ACCT503 Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis
ACCT505 Managerial Accounting

Finance

FIN510 Corporate Finance

Finance Management

ACCT500 Essentials of Accounting, Finance and Economics
FIN516 Advanced Managerial Finance
MATH534 Applied Managerial Statistics
MGMT501 Organizational Structures and Business Processes

Capstone

ACCT605 MAFM Capstone

Option 2: CPA Exam Preparation Emphasis

Program-Specific Courses

ACCT550 Intermediate Accounting I
ACCT551 Intermediate Accounting II

Choice of 9 credit hours from the following:

ACCT591 CPA Exam Preparation: Auditing and Attestation
ACCT592 CPA Exam Preparation: Business Environment and Concepts
ACCT593 CPA Exam Preparation: Financial Accounting and Reporting
ACCT594 CPA Exam Preparation: Regulation
ACCT525 Current Issues in Accounting
ACCT530 Accounting Ethics and Related Regulatory Issues
ACCT540 Professional Research for Accountants
ACCT552 Cost Accounting
ACCT556 Budgeting
ACCT557 Intermediate Accounting III
ACCT560 Advanced Studies in Federal Taxes and Management Decisions
ACCT562 Auditing: An Operational & Internal Perspective Including Fraud Examination
ACCT563 Advanced Managerial Accounting Issues
ACCT564 International Accounting and Multinational Enterprises
ACCT567 Governmental and Not for Profit Accounting
ACCT571 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT573 Accounting Fraud Criminology and Ethics
ACCT574 Forensic Accounting: Ethics and the Legal Environment

Core Degree Courses

Accounting

ACCT503 Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis
ACCT505 Managerial Accounting

Finance

FIN510 Corporate Finance

Accounting Management

ACCT553 Federal Taxes and Management Decisions
ACCT555 External Auditing
ACCT559 Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting Issues
MGMT520 Legal, Political & Ethical Dimensions of Business

Capstone

ACCT605 MAFM Capstone

FAQs: Master's in Accounting and Financial Management


Should I get a master's in financial management or accounting?

Choosing which degree to pursue depends on your interests and career goals. At DeVry, for example, our Master’s in Accounting and Financial Management program allows you to choose an emphasis in Finance or CPA exam preparation. Core courses include Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Managerial Accounting.

On the other hand, our Master’s in Accounting program is designed specifically for individuals with an undergraduate specialization in accounting or finance. This program can benefit students preparing for the CPA exam as well as licensed CPAs furthering their education in order to pursue additional career goals, such as teaching. Coursework covers topics such as Current Issues in Accounting, and Professional Research for Accountants. Students seeking to take our CPA exam may also enroll in the CPA Exam Preparation courses.


What can I do with a Master's in Accounting and Financial Management?

A Master's in Accounting and Financial Management from DeVry can help you prepare to pursue employment opportunities in this field. If you are interested in pursuing a professional certification such as a CPA this program can help you do that as well as work toward employment in one of the following positions:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Budget Director
  • Environmental Green Accountant
  • Financial Analyst

Keep in mind that the requirements for these positions are not consistent across all employers and that additional credentials, such as a professional certification, may be required.


How long does it take to get a Master's in Accounting and Financial Management?

A master's degree in accounting and financial management typically takes about two years to complete. Here at DeVry, it can take as little as 1 year and 8 months to earn your master's degree^.

Please note that the above timeframe does not include the amount of time it takes to earn a bachelor's degree in accounting or financial management. A bachelor's degree in a related field is a prerequisite for a majority of master's degree programs.

^Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


Is a Master's in Accounting and Financial Management worth it?

A Master's Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from DeVry can be worth the investment if you wish to pursue a career in one of these fields. Many companies require accountants and finance professionals to hold a master's degree and some may require them to have professional certifications in addition to their master's degree. By earning a master's degree at DeVry, you can gain an understanding of high-level accounting and financial management concepts and also prepare yourself to pursue opportunities such as the CPA exam at the same time.

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*Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.