Nevada Accounting Degrees Online and On-Campus

There are 46 accounting degree programs in Nevada in our directory (16 Associates, 11 Bachelors, 7 Masters, and 1 Doctorate).

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Over 90 percent of accounting jobs in the state of Nevada are in the Las Vegas and Reno metropolitan areas. These are also the most popular locations where accredited accounting degrees can be earned.

AACSB-Accredited Accounting Programs in Nevada

There are two accounting programs within the University of Nevada system in Reno and Las Vegas that have accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This type of designation ensures that the program is going to meet various requirements set up by the organization and can give graduates an edge when looking at accounting careers. There is an opportunity to pursue these programs on-campus or pursuing the online format through the Reno program.

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

  • College of Southern Nevada: Associates in Business Management Associates in Economics Associates in Finance Associates in General Accounting Certificate in Bookkeeping Certificate in Business Management
  • Great Basin College Associates in Business Administration Certificate in Business Administration Certificate in General Accounting
  • Las Vegas College Associates in Business Administration Associates in General Accounting Online Associates in Business Administration
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University of Nevada-Las Vegas - Master of Science in Accounting

The accounting department of UNLV offers a Master of Science in Accounting that prepares students for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exams to complete the process of licensure. Outcomes for this degree include gaining the ability to utilize information technology to solve accounting problems and communicating with others on a professional level. 30 credit hours in the curriculum will also complete many academic requirements for state licensure.

Students are able to pursue the program on a full-time or part-time basis based on their work schedules. 15 credit hours are reserved for core accounting courses, 12 credit hours worth of electives, and a three-credit capstone course. The final course can be geared toward federal tax, auditing, or management.

Prospective students should have prerequisites in foundational accounting courses (financial reporting, auditing, law, etc.). Those without proper background will need to complete additional courses before entering the main program.

Application requirements include holding a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Other submissions include the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores and a recent resume. This GMAT score can be waived for those that have a 3.25 GPA or higher in main undergraduate accounting courses.

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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Online Master of Accounting Programs in Nevada

University of Nevada-Reno - Master of Accountancy

The other institution that is AACSB-accredited in the state of Nevada is the University of Nevada in Reno, and they offer the online Master of Accountancy through the College of Business. The curriculum consists of skills that will help eventual graduate improve on their teamwork and communication capability along with advanced accounting skills in auditing and analyzing financial statements.

10 total courses are needed in the program, which breaks down into five core courses that explore theory of accounting and taxation, and five electives. These are three accounting electives and two non-accounting electives, with examples being Taxation of C Corporations, Personal Branding, and Forensic Accounting. Prospective students are able to get into the program in the fall or spring semester with deadlines by April 15th and November 15th for late admission, respectively.

Admission requirements include having a 2.75 cumulative GPA or a 3.0 GPA over the last two years of the Bachelor's degree. An accounting discipline is not required to be considered for this program, but the degree should have been earned at an accredited institution. Those with an accounting degree from an accredited program can waive GMAT scores with a 3.3 GPA or higher.

Along with the GMAT scores for some prospective students, other application submissions that are needed include transcripts designating appropriate education completion, updated and detailed resume, and personal statement that covers career goals. Students should have proficiency in working with Microsoft Office software, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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Nevada Accounting Careers Salary Information

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 8,100 workers in the accounting and auditing industry are employed in the state of Nevada. The annual mean wage is $68,030 across the state, which can jump to $100,220 for the top 10 percent represented. This figure is right in the middle of salaries in Reno and Las Vegas.

Swan and Gardiner

One of the many accounting firms based in Las Vegas is Swan and Gardiner, which has over 38 years of experience in financial services and tax return preparation. They help individuals and organizations work through problems that arise with the Internal Revenue Service, including collections and bank levies, auditing processes, and penalty abatement. Businesses can also look into outsourcing bookkeeping services and strategizing their next moves by analyzing assets and liabilities.

Nevada Accounting Career Summary

Employment Change: +2,580 jobs added between 2014 and 2024, an estimated average of 480 new accountant or auditor jobs in Nevada 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 Nevada

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas NV
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in Economics
  • Associates in Finance
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Certificate in Business Management

Great Basin College

Elko NV
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Las Vegas College

Henderson NV
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Online Associates in Business Administration
  • Online Associates in General Accounting

Morrison University

Reno NV
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Associates in information systems
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in information systems
  • Masters in Business Administration

Truckee Meadows Community College

Reno NV
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Certificate in Business Administration

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Las Vegas NV
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in Finance
  • Certificate in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Economics
  • Masters in General Accounting

University of Nevada-Reno

Reno NV
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in information systems
  • Doctorate in Economics
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Finance
  • Masters in General Accounting

Western Nevada College

Carson City NV
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping

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