Master of Accounting (Online)

With this focused, rigorous degree, students will take a deep dive into accounting theory and principles while they gain a solid understanding of the business landscape. The online Master of Accounting program is distinguished by dedicated, expert instructors and a best-in-class digital learning experience

WashU Olin's online degree programs are divided into three sections, with each one earning a credential. After the first eight months, students earn a Graduate Certificate. This is followed by an Advanced Graduate Certificate during the second eight months, and a degree is earned when students complete the program. This allows students to add impressive credentials to their resumes even before they complete their degrees.

  • Graduate Certificate: The online Master of Accounting Graduate Certificate requires completion of 10.5 credits over eight months.
  • Advanced Graduate Certificate: The online Master of Accounting Advanced Graduate Certificate requires completion of 12 credits over eight months.
  • Online Master of Accounting degree: The online Master of Accounting degree requires completion of 10.5 credits over eight months.

The online Master of Accounting degree requires 33 credit units for completion, and students will take courses in auditing, taxes, ethical decision making in accounting, and business analysis using financial statements. Students hone the skills necessary to advance their career goals in the fields of public accounting, corporate accounting, consulting, and financial services.

The online Master of Accounting curriculum (PDF) can be accessed for more information. 

Orientation Program

Students will kick off their enrollment with a weekend immersion program that begins with a program introduction and virtual meet-and-greet. The weekend will include a discussion of program requirements, curriculum, and Olin policies; an overview of university resources; and team-building activities. The week prior to the immersion program, students will have advance access to orientation information via the learn.WashU platform. Students will also complete foundation courses to bolster their background and maximize their academic preparation before the start of their degree program. 

Students who are pursuing individual certificates or who have taken a pause in enrollment between the Graduate Certificate and the Advanced Graduate Certificate will participate in a short re-orientation session. This session will re-orient students to campus resources and program requirements and reintroduce them to support staff from the Graduate Programs Office.