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 the following accounting degree programs:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting

Master of Science (MS) in Accounting

Accounting (Master of Science)

The Master of Science (MS) in Accounting degree is designed to provide students with the education necessary for a rewarding and challenging professional career in advanced positions in public, private, or nonprofit accounting. The program also provides the foundation needed for the students to sit for the certified public accounting exam by incorporating CPA review material in the student’s final courses. To ensure appropriate technical expertise, students will be exposed to courses such as Federal Taxation, International Accounting, Advanced Auditing, Advanced Accounting, Forensic Accounting, and Accounting Theory and Research.

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 Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of accounting, auditing, tax and legal business environment terms and concepts.
2 Utilize professional tools used in accounting, audit and tax research.
3 Evaluate a set of facts and circumstances through professional judgment.
4 Develop and communicate solution alternatives to internal and external stakeholders.

Courses of Study and Requirements

Credits Required for Degree Completion 126 CREDITS


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