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Gains skills to become a leader in the accounting field

PennWest's Master of Accountancy focuses on accounting knowledge, principals and practices.

Prepare to meet the requirements of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam while you add value to your career with PennWest’s Master of Accountancy (M.Acc) online degree.

Unlike an MBA, which may offer several different concentrations, the M.Acc program focuses specifically on accounting knowledge, principles and practices. This program aims to equip you with the skills and confidence that it takes to be a leader in the accounting industry and, in conjunction with other study materials, will assist you with the CPA exam as well as other relevant industry certifications.

The program curriculum expands upon the skills learned at the undergraduate level to incorporate professional research and utilize the most current and relevant tools, including research software and workflow programs. For example, as a student you will get hands-on experience in conducting research within the FASB Accounting Standards Codification the authoritative source for generally accepted accounting principles.

You will learn from expert faculty who are highly qualified and have significant industry experience. Upon completion of the M.Acc. program, you will have a distinct competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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Projected job growth nationwide for accountants and auditors through 2026.


Number of credit-hours required to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Approximate number of openings for accountants and auditors each year over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Careers and Salaries

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that a number of factors, including globalization, complex tax and regulatory environments and international trade, are leading to a strong demand for qualified accountants and auditors. In addition, technology changes like cloud computing and artificial intelligence will expand the advisory and analytical responsibilities of accountants.

Graduate Outcomes

  1. Utilize relevant accounting technology to solve various accounting problems, both independently and as part of a team
  2. Calculate audit risk by applying relevant analytical procedures
  3. Conduct an audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards
  4. Identify reporting issues of multinational companies

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Resume if under 3.0 GPA
  • Foundation Courses: (Intro to Financial Accounting and Intro to Managerial Accounting)

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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