The most affordable option for a masters in the field of accounting belongs to Western Governors University. WGU is an online, private, and not-for-profit university headquartered in Salt Lake City and founded in 1997 at the behest of the Western Governors Association’s call for increased outreach to adults without access to higher education. Among many other online degrees, WGU offers a 30 unit Master’s of Science in Accounting.
In addition to those moving toward examination and accreditation as a CPA, CMA, or CIA, WGU’s program is also intended for working accountants hoping to advance their career with additional graduate education, as well as those who simply want to improve their knowledge and skills in the field. These objectives are met through such courses as Fraud and Forensic Accounting, Management Communication, Strategic Management, and Government and Non-Profit Accounting. WGU has been regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.