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AUS to launch Master of Science in Accounting in September
American University of Sharjah (AUS) will launch a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program, the first of its kind in the UAE, in September.
This program, which has received initial accreditation from the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, is offered through the AUS School of Business and Management (SBM). It is intended for students interested in professional careers in accountancy, particularly those who want to earn generally respected credentials in the field, most notably the CPA (Certified Professional Accountant) qualification. The launch of the new master's program is particularly timely as the CPA exam has only recently been offered in the region.
According to Dr. Rob Bateman, SBM Director of Graduate and Executive Programs, "This program will open up an exciting new opportunity for AUS students in accounting. It will provide a 'fast track' to prepare for some of the most prestigious credentials in the profession."
Most US states require someone registering as a CPA to have 150 credits of college coursework, 30 credits more than the typical undergraduate accounting program. The new program will also help students who want to qualify as a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
The new Master of Science in Accounting can be pursued by individuals who already have an undergraduate degree in accounting or other business disciplines. A special feature of the program is that it will be integrated with the AUS Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program in accounting so that the students can complete the BSBA and the MSA in five years of continuous study.
For more information, please visit: www.aus.edu/sbm/msa