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M.S. in Accounting – Financial Reporting & Assurance

Calculate the Benefits of Earning a Master’s in Accounting Degree

Accountants are some of the most qualified graduates in the business world. Regent’s Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Financial Reporting & Assurance will build upon your knowledge in accounting, finance and economics while preparing you to sit for the CPA exam. You will study advanced subjects in taxation, financial theory, ethics, and auditing and assurance. You’ll also enjoy the benefit of our cooperative partnership with Becker CPA Review, a leading professional in the development of CPA study materials. This partnership offers you access to the most up-to-date accounting study materials. If pursued externally, a CPA review course and exam can cost you up to $4,000. At Regent, your CPA exam prep materials are incorporated in the curriculum and as such can be covered through financial aid, if eligible. Offered fully online, Regent is based in Virginia Beach.

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Boost Your Career THROUGH A MASTER’S IN ACCOUNTING

Gain the competitive edge you need to advance in the business world — no GMAT requirement.

Qualify for Certifications

Prepare to sit for the CPA exam and use your knowledge to earn additional certifications (e.g., CMA, CIA, CFE).

Learn from the Best

Be mentored by award-winning faculty who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Align Yourself with Excellence

U.S. News ranks Regent among Top National Universities (2019, 2020 and 2022) and has recognized Regent among the Top 5 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) in Virginia for eight consecutive years (2015-2022). Experience the Regent difference through the master’s in Accounting – Financial Reporting & Assurance concentration.

On completing the Financial Reporting & Assurance concentration within the master’s in Accounting program, you will be able to:

  • Sit for the CPA exam as well as other certifications in your state.
  • Analyze and prepare comprehensive business reports, financial statements and tax records.
  • Understand GAAP regulations to protect the integrity of the financial reporting process.
  • Develop internal systems to produce reliable accounting data that meet auditing and assurance criteria.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: 

  • Employment in business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 8% from 2020 to 2030, adding about 750,800 new jobs in the U.S.
  • A growing economy and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to generate strong demand for accountants and auditors. In addition, increasing usage of data and market research in order to understand customers and product demand will lead to growing demand for market research analysts. 
  • In 2021, the median annual income for business and financial occupations was $30,000 higher per year than the median wage for all occupations in the U.S.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Accountant
  • Auditor/Internal Auditor
  • Tax Accountant
  • Analyst Accountant
  • Accounting Consultant
$74Thousand
Median Wage of Accountants and Auditors U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020
Analyzes the financial model and operating performance of a company compared to its competitors and market trends to determine the attractiveness of an investment in the company. Incorporates Becker CPA Review.
Covers the theory, processes and methods of fraud and forensic examinations, criminal and civil procedures relevant to forensic accounting, fraud investigation including fraud prevention, fraud detection and the fraud evidence collection and specialized fraud areas such as tax fraud and money laundering. Incorporates Becker CPA Review.
Addresses how information systems support transaction processing and how the risks these systems may threaten the integrity of financial reporting. Focuses on controls management should implement to mitigate such risk and why auditors should evaluate the effectiveness of the controls in a financial statement audit. Incorporates Becker CPA Review.
Reviews areas of law that people in business are likely to encounter including contracts, bankruptcy, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, securities laws, antitrust real property law and intellectual property. Reviews the Uniform Commercial Code dealing with sales of goods, negotiable instruments and secured transactions. Incorporates Becker CPA Review.
Introduces the process of data analytics in accounting and auditing. Covers topics including data scrubbing, data preparation, data quality, data manipulation and descriptive data analytics. Incorporates Becker CPA Review.

2022-23 Semester Check-In Deadlines

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester two weeks before the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

SessionSemester Check-InSession Start Date
Session AFriday, August 12Monday, August 22
Session MFriday, September 9Monday, September 19
Session BFriday, October 14Monday, October 24
Session CWednesday, January 4Monday, January 9
Session TFriday, January 27Monday, February 6
Session DFriday, March 3Monday, March 13
Session EFriday, April 28Monday, May 8
Session FFriday, June 9Monday, June 19

Admissions Requirements

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial College Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

  • Email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6956$4,170
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6956$4,170
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0203$3,060
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0203$3,060

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6959$6,255
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6959$6,255
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$1,0206$6,120
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$1,0206$6,120

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650
Enrollment Deposit$100
RU Library Course Fee$50 (one-time fee)

Part-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6756$4,050
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6756$4,050
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9953$2,985
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9953$2,985

Full-Time Students

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MS)$6759$6,075
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$6759$6,075
Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership (PhD)$9956$5,970
Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)$9956$5,970

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800
University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650
Enrollment Deposit$100
RU Library Course Fee$50 (one-time fee)

*Rates are subject to change at any time. The per-credit-hour tuition rate is for SBL master’s level courses only. Concentration courses taken from the other schools at Regent University are charged at that school’s tuition rate.

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees.

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