The world of business continues to change and become more complicated with advances in technology, globalization and new regulations. Accountants help manage and keep pace with changing trends. Accountants help corporations and organizations interpret information, make investment decisions, and much, much more. Without accountants, it would be hard for businesses to survive. Western International University (West) has bachelor and master level programs in accounting that can help you gain the knowledge you need to pursue a career in this field, as well as prepare you to sit for professional certification exams. 

West offers a Bachelor of Science in AccountingMaster of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting, and Master of Science (MS) in Accounting.

Accounting (Master of Business Administration)

Professionals today are expected to leverage a broad range of skill sets while demonstrating expertise in specialized roles. This program offers accounting professionals practice in advanced management and decision-making skills. It also allows students to focus on in-depth accounting topics and developments ranging from the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to ethics and advanced applications.

This program is designed for the student with an accounting background and/or an undergraduate degree in accounting. Although students in the Master of Business Administration in Accounting program would greatly benefit from having an undergraduate degree in a business discipline, it is not required.

Each state sets forth standards required to be eligible to take the CPA exam and apply for licensure or certification as a CPA. The Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification requires membership in the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) as well as education, work experience, and examination requirements. While the programs at West are designed with consideration for the standards proposed by the National Association of State Boards of Accounting (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the IMA, West cannot assure that successful graduates will meet their states’ or IMA’s specific eligibility requirements to take the CPA or CMA exams or apply for licensure or certification as a CPA or CMA. Applicants should check with their appropriate state organization and/or the IMA to determine if the West program, combined with their undergraduate degree, work experience, and any other specific criteria, meets examination and licensing eligibility requirements for the CPA and/or CMA designations. State and/or IMA requirements may vary from the time of admission to program completion. There is no assurance at the time of program completion that the specific jurisdiction’s requirements will be consistent with the requirements at the time of admission.

Degree Summary


58 weeks (approx. 1.2 years) Starting a new course each month, with no transfer credit


Master Degree Total Credits: 39


Total: $13,650 Books and Supplies: $0

Program Learning Outcomes

1 Analyze problems specific to the business environment through interpretation of financial results.
2 Apply finance tools in conjunction with accounting methodologies that are necessary to maintain a corporate perspective of the international and domestic business environments and the financial management of a corporation.
3 Apply current knowledge of accounting trends to address emerging business issues.

Courses of Study and Requirements

Credits Required for Degree Completion 126 CREDITS


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