George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Top Accounting Courses & Classes

The MS in Accounting is focused on developing ethical leaders who can overcome challenges and provide solutions. Our master's in accounting courses

  • emphasize the latest trends and issues in accounting, business ethics, and corporate governance
  • are designed to specifically satisfy the 150-hour educational requirement adopted by a number of states, including Virginia, for certification and licensure as a CPA
  • provide professional skills such as oral/written communication, leadership, team building, negotiations

Whether you pursue our in-class or online accounting program, you will experience the same rigorous and relevant accounting courses taught by the same experienced faculty. 

Program at a Glance

  • Convenient: On-campus evening classes in Arlington or Fairfax or online classes
  • Self-paced: Complete in 11 months (full-time) or 22 months (part-time)
  • Career-oriented: Select from tracks in financial, forensic, government, tax or accounting analytics
  • Experiential: Global residency and internship for credit
  • Technology-oriented: Courses integrate data analytics, advanced Excel skills, and research analysis

Program Format

 Location For full-time students For part-time students Curriculum
Fairfax Campus 11 months 22 months 5 core courses
5 electives
Arlington Campus 11 months 22 months
5 core courses
5 electives 
Online N/A 22 months
10 courses