School Expands Fully Online Programs with Master of Professional Accounting
December 08, 2014
The School of Business Administration is expanding the programs it offers online with a new Master of Professional Accounting program. Designed for those with no prior accounting experience or coursework, the fully online program, which begins in May 2015, will center on the fundamental accounting and financial reporting skills used in business. It will prepare individuals for careers in corporate financial accounting, management accounting, and taxation. The accounting program is the School’s second master’s program to be offered fully online. The first, a Master of Science in Finance program, begins in January 2015.
“The expansion of the School’s fully online programs illustrates our ongoing commitment to meet the evolving demands of working professionals seeking educational options that are rigorous, yet flexible,” said Gene Anderson, the School’s dean. “With its modular classes and flexible scheduling, the Master of Professional Accounting program will enable professionals to learn from the same world-class faculty who teach in our on-campus programs while earning their degree no matter where they live and work.”
Participants have the option of earning a Certificate in Accounting Practice alone or completing the certificate while earning the full master’s degree. The certificate portion of the program will provide participants with fundamental knowledge of financial and managerial accounting, as well as taxation and accounting information systems, preparing them for entry-level positions in corporate accounting. Those who complete the full Master of Professional Accounting program will master more advanced skills in financial and managerial accounting and be prepared for mid-level corporate accounting and taxation positions.
Participants can begin the accounting program at the start of the spring, summer or fall semester and complete the program in about 16 months. Inaugural tuition reductions and merit scholarships of up to 30% are available for qualified applicants. Those interested can contact an advisor at 888-907-1634.
In addition to the fully online Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Science in Finance programs, the University of Miami offers a fully online master’s in sport administration program that teaches the business of sport with a global perspective. The programs are pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the university’s accreditor. More information about the online programs can be found at www.miami.edu/online.