Online Master of Professional Accounting in Business Analysis and Reporting

Elevate your accounting and business analysis expertise while earning credits required for the CPA exam.

9/2/22 Next Application Due Date
9/19/22 Start Classes

Program Overview


Discover the benefits of this 100 percent online Business Analysis MPAcc

$12,600* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
36 Credit Hours

Advance your accounting career in public, private and nonprofit settings with an online Master of Professional Accounting in Business Analysis and Reporting from Eastern Washington University. Gain a competitive advantage when you learn cutting-edge accounting knowledge that enables you to provide key insights to your organization’s stakeholders. Plus, earn credits toward the 150 hours required to sit for the CPA exam.

The 100 percent online coursework emphasizes essential accounting subjects—such as accounting law, taxation and auditing—while highlighting specialized topics in business analysis and reporting. Enhance your understanding of global trends in both accounting and business, develop cost systems that facilitate organizational progress, analyze and interpret financial statements, and apply ethical accounting practices.

Designed for your success, this online degree in accounting also offers an optional internship to boost your credentials. Apply accounting concepts in a real-world setting while expanding your professional network at top firms.

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

In this online program, you will learn to:

  • demonstrate leadership and managerial decision-making capabilities needed for advancement in public/private/not-for-profit accounting;
  • gain practical understanding of globalization trends in accounting and worldwide accounting diversity;
  • understand and apply ethical principles and professional standards, identify potential violations and propose improvements;
  • acquire fundamental understanding of business law for the business law section of the CPA exam and, more importantly, to be useful in corporate and individual lifelong dealings with contracts and law;
  • learn advanced auditing expertise for accumulating, evaluating and reporting evidence;
  • know the rules on the taxation of corporations and pass-through entities;
  • apply a variety of technology and business analytics concepts and techniques; and
  • understanding how to extract, transform, analyze and present data to provide better accounting insights to various stakeholders.
  • demonstrate leadership and managerial decision-making capabilities needed for advancement in public/private/not-for-profit accounting;
  • gain practical understanding of globalization trends in accounting and worldwide accounting diversity;
  • understand and apply ethical principles and professional standards, identify potential violations and propose improvements;
  • acquire fundamental understanding of business law for the business law section of the CPA exam and, more importantly, to be useful in corporate and individual lifelong dealings with contracts and law;
  • learn advanced auditing expertise for accumulating, evaluating and reporting evidence;
  • know the rules on the taxation of corporations and pass-through entities;
  • apply a variety of technology and business analytics concepts and techniques; and
  • understanding how to extract, transform, analyze and present data to provide better accounting insights to various stakeholders.

Career opportunities:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Financial Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Controller
  • Accounting Consultant
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Financial Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Controller
  • Accounting Consultant
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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$12,600* Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Duration
36 Credit Hours

The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

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Tuition


Invest in your future with our competitively priced tuition

The EWU online MPAcc in Business Analysis and Reporting program features the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for all in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$350 Per Credit Hour
$12,600* Total Tuition

*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

Tuition breakdown:

$350 Per Credit Hour
$12,600* Total Tuition

Calendar


Key dates and deadlines for your online accounting master’s degree

The online MPAcc in Business Analysis and Reporting is designed to be efficient for working professionals, with six-week courses and seven start dates a year. View the full calendar for upcoming start dates and deadlines for registration, required documents, and tuition payment.

Now enrolling:

9/2/22 Next Application Deadline
9/19/22 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Fall I9/19/229/2/229/12/229/14/229/17/2210/30/22
Fall II10/31/2210/17/2210/24/2210/26/2210/29/2212/11/22

Now enrolling:

9/2/22 Next Application Deadline
9/19/22 Start Classes

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Admissions


Get started on your online degree in accounting quickly and easily

Enjoy our simple and streamlined admission process for the online Business Analysis MPAcc. Plus, our generous GMAT waivers make it easy for you to get started on your degree right away.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Professional resume

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.*
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours** OR:
    • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 90-quarter or 60-semester-graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework AND at least three years of professional work experience as verified by a professional resume will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 90-quarter or 60-semester-graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework AND an index score (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥ 1050 will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    • Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.5 may be considered on a case-by-case basis and must have an index score of (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥ 1050
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended
  • Professional resume

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*Applicants who do not hold an undergraduate accounting degree and have not completed equivalent coursework may be required to take up to five additional prerequisite courses (20 credit hours).

**We encourage you to apply if your GPA is lower than a 3.0 and you have at least 3 years of professional work experience. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 800-826-3411 for more information.

Courses


Explore the innovative courses in your MPAcc online program

The online Master of Professional Accounting in Business Analysis and Reporting curriculum is comprised of nine courses (36 credit hours), including 20 credit hours of core courses and 16 credit hours of business analysis and reporting electives. Applicants who do not hold an undergraduate accounting degree and have not completed equivalent coursework may be required to take up to five additional prerequisite courses (20 credit hours).

Foundation courses provide the opportunity to gain additional knowledge needed to be successful in subsequent coursework.

  • Students with a bachelor's degree in accounting are not required to take MPAcc foundation coursework.
  • Students who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting but have completed significant equivalent coursework may not be required to take MPAcc foundation coursework. These applicants will be assessed on a course-by-course basis.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course covers professional level financial accounting and reporting with a focus on the conceptual basis and practical application of United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for the purpose of preparing corporate financial statements. Coverage includes the basics of bookkeeping and the preparation of adjusting entries in regards to assets and related revenue and expense accounts. Furthermore, this course calls attention to the fundamental differences between IFRS and GAAP.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
A continuation of ACCT 510 and intended to provide additional coverage of financial accounting topics related to financial statement preparation and external reporting. Furthermore, the course provides additional coverage of financial accounting topics related to financial statement preparation and external reporting. The content of the course provides students with additional tools to develop an in-depth understanding of the traditional financial accounting and covers a variety of subjects.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The course is designed to develop an understanding of the concepts, principles, and practices of cost accounting while assisting students in analyzing the conceptual and measurement issues related to common practices of job order cost accounting, activity-based costing, standard and direct costing, preparation of cost statements, and the analysis of cost information. Additional topics include cost terminology, cost behavior, cost-volume-profit analysis and decision making.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course covers fundamental tax issues for taxpayers primarily for individuals and, briefly touches some taxation for businesses. Primary topics for this course include basic income tax computation for individuals, definition and calculation of income, taxation of property-related transactions, capital gains and losses, charitable contributions, itemized deductions etc.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course covers fundamental principles of auditing profession, audit process, and other assurance and nonassurance services related to the CPA profession. Topics include generally accepted auditing standards, tests of controls and substantive tests, statistical sampling, report forms, and opinions. Various techniques are used to study auditing concepts and practices; these may include the use of problem sets, case studies, computer applications, and other materials.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course provides an in-depth review of additional areas of law and legal concepts important to success in passing the business law section of the CPA exam. The content covers principles of law relating to Uniform Commercial Code with primary emphasis commercial paper, secured transfers, banking laws, bailments, and documents of title. Other areas covered include real and personal property laws, insurance law, and trusts and estates.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course covers auditing terminology, concepts, principles and examines the procedures for accumulating and evaluating of evidence about information by a competent, independent person to determine and report on the degree of correspondence between the information and established criteria. Auditing challenges you to apply what you have learned in your other accounting classes for the purpose of obtaining and evaluating the evidence and reporting on what you have found.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course provides basic coverage of business combinations and consolidated financial statements, derivatives, hedge transactions, intercompany transactions, and basic partnership accounting. This course is designed for the topics covered in the Uniform CPA examination.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Covering the rules on the taxation of C Corporations (taxable corporations) and pass through entities, including Subchapter S Corporations and entities taxed as partnerships (which covers most Limited Liability Companies well as well as general and and limited partnerships).
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course covers the application of concepts and techniques for the design, function, and evaluation of accounting systems. The course also provides students with a variety of technology and business analytics concepts and skills.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course prepares students to read, interpret and analyze financial statements. The course integrates various concepts and different procedures to provide important analytical tools, including the ability to understand and compare financial statements, cash flows, basic profitability and risk analysis issues, ratio analysis, quality of earnings, valuation, etc. The course utilizes case studies from actual companies and actual financial statements to practice and reinforce material learned.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Technology has changed the role of the accountant. This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of data analytic thinking and terminology to better prepare for an accounting career where knowledge of systems, technology, and data analysis will be required. This will be done using various data analytics tools and techniques. Students will learn how to extract, transform, analyze, and present data to provide better accounting insights to various stakeholders.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
The course is designed to extend and apply the knowledge base in cost accounting and provide a further understanding of managerial accounting issues in planning, organizing and controlling organizational activities. Topics include analyzing and managing costs, developing cost systems that facilitate decision-making, identifying opportunities for improving business process, and developing measures to assess performance. Focus is on cost control and profit analysis. Prerequisite: successful completion of BADM 505 or approved equivalency.
Duration: 6 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course covers concepts, principles and procedures used in the accounting for governmental and nonprofit organizations including governmental units and sub-units, (e.g. state, municipalities, counties and related agencies), charitable and voluntary health and welfare organizations.

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