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High Growth Margins Expected for Champlain College’s New M.S. in Accounting

Champlain College Online, ranked among The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for the Northern Region, today introduced its Master of Science degree in Accounting. According to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), global automation and talent shortages are top concerns faced by financial professionals. This graduate degree helps students develop into competitive accounting professionals with an expert grasp on financial information and the strategic thinking needed to lead organizations within the private and public sectors.

“Champlain’s M.S. in Accounting expands learning beyond financial information and integrates it with other parts of the organization, its strategy and IT structure,” said Dr. Mika Nash, Academic Dean of Continuing Professional Studies at Champlain College. “The program creates a well-rounded accounting professional with the critical thinking skills to understand context, perceive cultural influences, and articulate actionable business intelligence.”

The fully online M.S. in Accounting is highly applicable and focuses on immediate real-world application to benefit the student – both academically and professionally – as well as their workplace. The master’s degree is 30 credits, allowing students to meet the 150-credit hour requirement for CPA certification. The degree also includes a 12-credit embedded certificate, giving students the opportunity to broaden their expertise in Healthcare Management, Leadership, Supply Chain Management and more.

The experiential learning approach provides students with hands-on business practices to evaluate qualitative and quantitative measurements that forecast profitability and risk, strategically plan, test investigative methods, and cultivate interpersonal skills for communicating with non-financial professionals. This holistic approach equips graduates with an advanced perspective on how to analyze, present and integrate financial information into sound business strategies.

“With increasing regulatory complexities and advances in automation technology, accounting professionals need to interpret and deliver information with the systems, environments and stakeholders top of mind,” said John Shelton, Partner, Fairview Search Group, LLC, an executive search and placement firm focusing on accounting and finance professionals. “Champlain is attuned to today’s financial and accounting business needs, and cultivates dynamic professionals – capable of orchestrating highly complex business environments – through its curriculum and expert practitioners.”

Champlain's truED Alliance partners – which include more than 60 government and private sector organizations – also have access to the online Master of Science in Accounting at a discount. To see if your organization is a Champlain Alliance partner, please visit Champlain.edu/truEDalliances.

For more information on the Accounting program visit: http://www.champlain.edu/online/masters-degrees/ms-accounting or call 1-888-545-3459. Free webinars for all prospective students will be offered on August 1, 2017 at 11:00 am EDT and August 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT.

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About Champlain College

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and more than 60 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition. Champlain College is featured in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" for 2016 and 2018 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Champlain was named one of the “Most Innovative Schools” in the North by the U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 “America’s Best Colleges” and #91 in the overall list of “Best Regional Universities in the North.” For more information, visit www.champlain.edu.

About truED®

truED is a bold reimagining of workforce development that creates opportunities for adults to further their education in Champlain College's award-winning online academic programs, including the 2017 designation by U.S. News and World Report as a “best online bachelor’s program,” and brings easy-to-deploy talent management solutions to employers. Through strategic alliances with leading organizations in government and industry, Champlain College Online delivers an affordable, accessible and immediately applicable higher education to help employees gain the skills and knowledge needed to enhance their careers and achieve their organization's business objectives. Champlain's undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs not only provide field-specific knowledge, but also the critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills essential for the modern workforce. For more information about truED, visit http://www.champlain.edu/trued.

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