Mississippi Accounting Degrees Online and On-Campus

There are 69 accounting degree programs in Mississippi in our directory (21 Associates, 23 Bachelors, 17 Masters, and 7 Doctorate).

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Three of the most popular institutions in the state of Mississippi, which includes the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University, hold accounting-specific accreditation. The Jackson metropolitan area represents over one-third of the accounting positions held in the state.

AACSB-Accredited Accounting Programs in Mississippi

Programs that hold a high standard of accounting education have been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In total, six of these institutions across the state have received accreditation. There are three universities that have an additional accounting-specific accreditation by the organization, which includes the University of Mississippi, the University of Southern Mississippi, and Mississippi State University.

Here is a quick list of Mississippi accounting degrees (all levels):

  • Alcorn State University: Bachelors in Business Administration Bachelors in General Accounting Masters in Business Administration
  • Antonelli College Associates in Business Administration
  • Belhaven College Bachelors in Business Administration Bachelors in General Accounting Masters in Business Administration
  • Coahoma Community College Associates in Business Administration Associates in Business Technology Associates in General Accounting Associates in information systems
  • Copiah-Lincoln Community College Associates in Business Administration
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Mississippi State University - Master of Professional Accountancy

The Ackerson School of Accountancy offers a Master's degree in accounting and the Master of Taxation for their graduate educational opportunities. Both of these degrees have an option to pursue a concentration in Systems, which includes topics on designing and administrative tasks for databases. There is an ability to pursue a graduate minor in Business Analytics as well, featuring courses in data and predictive analytics.

Some required courses do overlap between these two degrees, including taxation, Seminar in Financial Accounting Theory, and Assurance and Audit Data Analysis. There are five required courses for either the original or systems-focused Master of Professional Accountancy degrees. The Systems concentration focus does require an additional three credits to complete.

Admission requirements include having strong Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, multiple letters of recommendation, and a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Those that do not meet the test score requirements can be administered on a provisional basis. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA over the first nine credits to continue pursuing the program.

Prerequisite courses include obtaining a C grade or better in topics such as intermediate accounting, auditing, and principles of micro and macroeconomics. Students should also have competency in being to work on assignments and group projects. In order to gain the degree, they can only have a C grade in up to six credits of courses, and 30 total credit hours are needed at a minimum with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

SchoolLevelProgramAdmissions

Seton Hall University

MasterOnline Master of Science in AccountingWebsite

Georgetown University

MasterMaster of Science in FinanceWebsite

Fairleigh Dickinson University

MasterMaster of Science in AccountingWebsite

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

MasterMS in FinanceWebsite

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University of Mississippi - Master of Accountancy

The Patterson School of Accountancy has four different graduate programs to consider that are in the accountancy field. One of those is the traditional Master of Accountancy program, which requires 30 credit hours to complete and prepares students for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam. The other main discipline is in Taxation, and both of these disciplines have additional study in data analytics.

10 courses worth three credits each make up the curriculum, and four courses are required, including Financial Accounting Theory and Analytics, and an Auditing Seminar. One unique aspect of this AACSB-accredited school is gaining further education in data analytics. Students gain skills needed in gathering, cleaning, and visualizing information for any organization.

Admission requirements include earning a Bachelor's degree from a school that has AACSB accreditation, having a 3.0 minimum GPA and 450 GMAT score, and prerequisite courses in income tax and auditing should have a C grade or higher. Accredited programs will have the required courses needed for the Master's program and state licensures. Those that do not hold these accredited degrees will need to match all prerequisite course requirements set by the school.

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Online Master of Accounting Programs in Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi – Master of Business Administration

While a specific discipline in accounting is not available online at USM, there is an option to take the Master of Business Administration to gain managerial accounting skills. This is a program that can be completed in two years for those that enroll in the fall or summer semesters. Students seeking graduate assistantships will need to apply by the same deadline as summer admission.

Other course that students will take in the core curriculum include Financial Management, Global Business Systems, and Analytical Decision Making. Certain classes will only be available in specific semesters, so students will need to consult with their advisors to create a manageable schedule for on-time graduation. While there are no on-campus visits required, students may have to attend live online lectures.

USM utilizes the Canvas learning management system for course distribution. Recommended technical requirements include a Windows or Mac-based operating system on a modern computer with high-speed internet access. Some programs that students may need for their courses include Microsoft Office 365, Yuja, Java Runtime Environment, and an anti-virus software.

Admission requirements include holding a business-related undergraduate degree with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Prospective students should submit GMAT or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores, resume with cover letter, statement of purpose, and multiple letters of recommendation. Students will need to take an additional year if admitted in the spring due to the capstone project and comprehensive exams only offered in that semester.

Jackson State University – Master of Business Administration

There is a Master of Professional Accountancy available through the College of Business, but students looking for a convenient online program will need to take the MBA. This format is geared toward working professionals that need to maintain other obligations in addition to their studies. 30 credit hours are needed at a minimum, and there are topics in financial statement analysis, managerial accounting, and statistical business decisions.

Courses are delivered in five different eight-week sessions during the course of one calendar year. Students are able to complete the program in one year if they are able to take up to six credit hours, or two courses, in each term. There is an option to take just one course if the schedule becomes too demanding.

Major topics covered in the program in addition to accounting include economics, management, and marketing. Prerequisites will be needed for students that do not have a background in business, which will add on to the curriculum. Students that hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution will typically have what is needed to pursue the program.

Admission submission requirements include two official transcripts that designate the completion of a Bachelor’s degree, GRE or GRE scores over the last five years, and either an updated resume or personal statement that describes qualifications to succeed in the program. GMAT or GRE scores can be waived if they hold at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from the undergraduate degree or already have a doctorate degree.

Mississippi Accounting Careers Salary Information

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 5,780 employed in the fields of accounting and auditing in Mississippi. Some of these numbers are boosted by the metropolitan areas of Memphis and New Orleans that enter parts of the state. Average salary across the state is estimated at over $65,400 annually.

Mississippi Society of CPAs

One of the top organizations for CPA specialists is the Mississippi Society of CPAs, which was established over 100 years ago and represents over 2,700 CPAs in the state. This organizations builds networking opportunities and continues improvement in the accounting industry in both skills and professionalism displayed. They offer five graduate scholarships each year to a number of universities across the state to help expand accounting certification.

Mississippi Accounting Career Summary

Employment Change: +550 jobs added between 2014 and 2024, an estimated average of 210 new accountant or auditor jobs in Mississippi per year.

Online Accounting Degrees Accepting Applicants

SchoolLevelProgramAdmissions

Seton Hall University

MasterOnline Master of Science in AccountingWebsite

Georgetown University

MasterMaster of Science in FinanceWebsite

Fairleigh Dickinson University

MasterMaster of Science in AccountingWebsite

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

MasterMS in FinanceWebsite

University of West Alabama

BachelorBachelor of Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

Illinois College

BachelorBA in AccountingWebsite

Eastern Oregon University

BachelorBachelor in AccountingWebsite

West Virginia State

BachelorBS in Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

West Virginia State

BachelorBS in Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA Economic Crime and Fraud ManagementWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Insurance & Risk ManagementWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMS in AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

University of West Alabama

BachelorBachelor of Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

University of Saint Mary

MasterMBA Finance ConcentrationWebsite

University of Saint Mary

MasterMBA Finance ConcentrationWebsite

All Schools with Accounting Degrees in Mississippi

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State MS
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

Antonelli College

Jackson MS
  • Associates in Business Administration

Belhaven College

Jackson MS
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

Coahoma Community College

Clarksdale MS
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Associates in information systems

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Wesson MS
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting

Delta State University

Cleveland MS
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Professional Accounting

East Mississippi Community College

Scooba MS
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Associates in Finance

Holmes Community College

Goodman MS
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Associates in information systems

Itawamba Community College

Fulton MS
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting

Jackson State University

Jackson MS
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Masters in General Accounting

Millsaps College

Jackson MS
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in General Accounting

Mississippi College

Clinton MS
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Certificate in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State MS
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Doctorate in Business Administration
  • Doctorate in Business Management
  • Doctorate in Economics
  • Doctorate in Finance
  • Doctorate in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Management
  • Masters in Economics
  • Masters in Professional Accounting
  • Online Masters in Business Administration

Mississippi University for Women

Columbus MS
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting

Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Bena MS
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville MS
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Associates in information systems

Northwest Mississippi Community College

Senatobia MS
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Associates in General Accounting

University of Mississippi Main Campus

University MS
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Doctorate in Business Administration
  • Doctorate in Finance
  • Masters in Business Administration

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg MS
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in General Accounting

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