MS in Professional Accounting

Welcome

Accounting is a Dynamic Degree Choice
When students ask why they should major in accounting the answer is simple;  an accounting degree provides you with endless job opportunities! Accounting degrees’ open doors in all segments of business: CPA firms, private, not-for-profit, and publicly held as well as with the government. Every business needs accounting information to develop useful information to make informed decisions.  The below visual published by the Pathways Commission illustrates “THIS is accounting!”.

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Technology has resulted in numerous changes in the field of accounting and the accounting world is about to change even more dramatically as result of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. Accountants, once considered number crunchers, now find themselves, analyzing computer generated statements and spreadsheets and presenting alternative courses of action for improved operations. Whether you stay in the field of accounting or use it as your springboard into diverse areas of management, an accounting degree provides a strong foundation.

 

Your career path as an accountant will be broad and can provide a fulfilling career in fields such as taxation, financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, and financial management. Accounting degrees at CityU are designed to provide a background in different areas so you can discover the career path that best suits your personality and talents. These diverse opportunities will continue to give you choices throughout your working career.

About the Program

The Master of Professional Accounting is designed for individuals working toward a career managing or directing the financial function of an organization.  The comprehensive program contains a seven course core that creates a broad foundation in accounting, tax, and audit.  Courses in finance, law, leadership, and ethics complete the program core and provide a knowledge base for decision making crucial for successful businesses.  Complementing the core are a choice of two of five possible depth blocks. Each bock is designed to provide in-depth working knowledge of a specific area that will enable you to function productively in the workplace.  Students select the two depth areas that align with their interests and job prospects. Completion of the program provides the ground work for siting for the CPA exam and CMA exam as well as other standardized exams. Students should consult the State Board of Accountancy in the state where they plan on taking the exam for your state’s specific requirements.

The Master of Professional Accounting program outcomes are found here.

Program Faculty

Christina Gehrke, MBA, CPA, CMA, CIA

Program Director

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Alyssa Tiedeman, MBA, CPA

Associate Faculty

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Amanda Stephen, J.D.

Associate Faculty

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John O’Brien, J.D.

Associate Faculty

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Peter Malacek, MBA

Associate Faculty

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Robbin Lawson, MBA

Associate Faculty

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William Middlebrook, Ph.D.

Principal Faculty

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