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June 4 - Georgia Southern ranked in top 20 for 2019 online Master’s in Accounting Programs

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Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

June 4, 2019 - The Georgia Southern University online Master’s of Accounting (WebMAcc) program has been ranked No. 15 by BestMastersPrograms.org in its 2019 Top 25 Master’s Online Accounting ranking list. 

The WebMAcc program, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), started in 2013 and is geared toward working professionals. The 30-credit hour program features 100% online coursework and accepts incoming students during fall and spring semesters. The program follows a cohort model using a team-based approach to online learning. By mirroring the on-campus program, the WebMAcc is taught by the same experienced faculty with the same access to campus resources.
 
This ranking by Best Master’s Programs serves as a guide for working adults to the best accredited online master of accounting programs. In addition to considering accreditation, editors ranked programs according to alumni salary (College Scorecard), cost (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) and student reviews (Niche).
 
“The faculty and staff involved with graduate programs within the School of Accountancy and the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University work diligently to provide an exceptional graduate education through dynamic teaching, relevant coursework and exciting professional experiences,” stated Brit McKay, Ph.D., professor of accounting and MAcc coordinator. “Our No. 15 ranking is a direct result of the hard work of not only the faculty and staff but also the students we serve.”
 
Accountants are in high demand, with the employment of accountants and auditors projected to grow 10% from 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Accountants earn a median annual salary of around $70,000. In order to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam, students must have 150-credit hours, which often requires earning a master’s degree.
 
The Georgia Southern University School of Accountancy housed within the Parker College of Business is independently accredited by AACSB International. To learn more about Georgia Southern’s Parker College of Business graduate programs, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/businessgraduate.

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