College Degrees

Accounting: Controllership Master's

A master’s degree in controllership is a specific graduate degree program that takes approximately two years to complete and requires that students have their bachelor degree. The curriculum emphasizes in advanced knowledge of business and accounting practices and educates students so that they may be employed in the future in these industries. Students will study topics like cost accounting, forensic accounting, accounting information systems, auditing, financial accounting, and managerial accounting. They will employ necessary critical thinking skills and creative problem solving carried out in professional manners. Students obtaining their master’s degrees in controllership will utilize strong written and oral methods of communication as well as exhibit leadership in oral presentations and group projects. Students frequently use technology in the form of computers to work proficiently, effectively, and to apply what they have learned to real world situations. Most universities that offer master’s degrees in controllership request that students complete graduate research seminars before completing their degrees in which students learn to apply related skills in practical usable manners. Students may take coursework in accounting and financial reporting which promotes analysis of business accounting concepts and applications in accounting as well as other disciplines such as law, healthcare, government, and corporations. Upon graduation, many students find this degree helps them tremendously when it is time for them to sit for their CPA Exams.

Example Courses

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Income Taxation

Potential Industries

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Auditing

Colleges Offering Degree

  • Baylor University
  • University of Michigan
  • Strayer University

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