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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. 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 and 2020) and has recognized Regent among the Top 5 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (non-MBA) in Virginia for five consecutive years (2017-2021). 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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Accountant
  • Auditor/Internal Auditor
  • Tax Accountant
  • Analyst Accountant
  • Accounting Consultant
$72Thousand
Approximate 2019 Median Wage of Accountants and Auditors U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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.

2021-22 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 13Monday, August 23
Session MFriday, September 10Monday, September 20
Session BFriday, October 15Monday, October 25
Session CTuesday, December 21Monday, January 10
Session TFriday, January 28Monday, February 7
Session DFriday, March 4Monday, March 14
Session EFriday, April 29Monday, May 9
Session FFriday, June 10Monday, June 20

The admissions committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Academic achievement
  • Vision clarity and alignment with program outcomes
  • Writing quality
  • Leadership experience

Prerequisites:

Master’s applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a credential evaluating agency.
  • Completed the following undergraduate classes, with a grade of B or better, prior to taking any courses in the M.S in Accounting program: 
    • Intermediate Accounting I (3 credit hours) 
    • Intermediate Accounting II (3 credit hours) 
    • Taxation (3 credit hours) 
    • Auditing (3 credit hours) 
    • Finance (3 credit hours) 
    • Economics (3 credit hours) 
  • Submit all application materials such that they are received by the application deadline. Admission interviews are by invitation only and may be requested.

Application Process:

1. Complete Your Online Application

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office for assistance.

2. Pay Your $50 Application Fee

Pay the $50 nonrefundable application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

3. Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*

Unofficial transcripts from a U.S.-based school, indicating successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, can be used for an admissions decision. Submit your unofficial transcript to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Master’s Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. See the International Admissions Checklist for details.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor’s degree. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

4. Complete an Admissions Questionnaire Regarding Your Professional Goals and Interests

5. Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.

6. International Applicants

Visit the International Student Admissions page for additional admission requirements and to determine if you qualify as an international student.


Note: 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)$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
Application Fee$50 (nonrefundable)
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)$750
University Services Fee (Online Students)$600

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$600
Application Fee$50 (nonrefundable)
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.

“"It will be the principles of servant leadership that I largely learned at Regent that I'll carry with me. These principles defined me as a corporate leader, and I believe they will define my political leadership."”

Scott Rigell, MBA, 1990 Former Representative of Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District; U.S. Marine Corps Reserve veteran; former owner of Freedom Automotive

“Regent challenged me to think beyond the mechanics of business. I was able to address work-life balance and focus on core personal leadership attributes. The strong academics and values-based leadership focus helped move me from sales to management almost immediately.”

Jonathan Freeland, MBA, 2000 VP, Product Marketing at Cox Communications

“To the Big Four firm who insisted I'd need to drop out of my Regent doctoral program: I decided not to drop out. I completed my program (4.0 GPA), started my own firm and added multimillion-dollar organizations to my portfolio.”

Marissa Layton, DSL, 2020 Business Coach

“At Regent, I learned skills like cultural building and succession building to create more impact and engagement with our employees.”

Myra Vandervelde, Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, 2004; MA in Business Cognate/ Organizational Leadership, 2000 Global Ethics Learning Leader, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC

“I am thrilled, delighted and honored to be used for His purpose.”

Jennifer Bennett, B.S., 2007; M.A. in Organizational Leadership & Management, 2011 Organizational, Workforce, Strategic Planning and Leadership Management, U.S. Navy (Washington Navy Yard)