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Masters Degree Courses

20 Masters Degree Courses that may be available online

Masters degrees typically are two-year degree programs and generally require earning a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment. Some programs may require applicants to earn a bachelor's degree in the same field as the master's program they are applying to while other programs may not have this requirement.

According to National Association of Colleges and Employers' Fall 2013 Employment Projections, the following four master's degrees have been reported by surveyed employers as desirable. This list may be beneficial to potential students who are looking to find employment after earning a master's degree.

Major

# of Respondents Who Will Hire

% of Total Respondents Who Will Hire

M.B.A.

96

49.00%

Computer & Information Sciences

82

41.80%

Computer Engineering

63

32.10%

Accounting

57

29.10%

As such, the following list of courses may be considered helpful to take. The courses are all listed as required by various colleges and universities for earning a master's in business administration, computer and information science, computer engineering, or accounting. Some courses could be found online with credits being transferable. Students should check with their school of choice to determine if or how online classes can count toward earning a master's degree. Some of these classes may include:

  1. Economics for Business Decision Making (Microeconomics)
  2. Leading People
  3. Problem Finding, Problem Solving
  4. Financial Accounting
  5. Marketing Management
  6. Leadership Communications
  7. Operations Management
  8. Strategic Leadership
  9. Ethics and Responsibility in Business
  10. Quantitative Methods for Information Systems
  11. Business Data Communication and Networks
  12. Database Design and Implementation for Business
  13. Information Systems Analysis and Design
  14. IT Strategy and Management
  15. Financial Accounting Theory
  16. Emerging Technologies in Accounting and Auditing
  17. Forensic Accounting
  18. Challenges in Professional Accounting
  19. Financial Statement Analysis
  20. Business Conditions Analysis

Sources:
University of Northern Colorado, Career assets, NACE Job Outlook for Nov 2013, 2013 -http://www.unco.edu/careers/assets/documents/NACEJobOutlookNov2013.pdf
University of California Berkeley, Hass School of Business, Core Classes - http://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/academics/core.html
Boston University, Graduate Programs, Computer and Information Systems - http://www.bu.edu/met/programs/graduate/computer-information-systems/

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