The mission of the Master of Science (M.S.) in Accounting program is to provide an education that develops competitive accounting professionals in both the private and public sectors through the combination of a strong practical business and accounting education and a comprehensive liberal arts background.
The program focuses primarily on strengthening students’ accounting knowledge, analytical and problem-solving skills, effective communication, and computer-based accounting information technology. The program prepares students to achieve the requirements of the accounting profession.
The prerequisite for the M.S. degree in accounting is the completion of a B.S. degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from an accredited institution. Equivalency should be evaluated by the program director in consultation with the Registrar.
Expected Student Learning Goals
By graduation, an M.S. in Accounting should know or have demonstrated:
- A strong knowledge in the relationship between accounting and its impact on business
- Mastery of major accounting concepts and application skills in real-world problems
- Strong quantitative skills to analyze and process business accounting information
- Proficiency in accounting research and effective communication of results
The graduate program in accounting consists of 10 courses that can be completed in one year. The degree is a 30 credit Master of Science.
Wagner College, through its Business Administration Department, is nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools (ACBSP), and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
Program Course Requirements
- AC 610 Advanced Auditing 3 credits
- AC 611 Advanced Accounting 3 credits
- AC 608 CPA Problems Practice I 3 credits
- AC 609 CPA Problems Practice II 3 credits
- AC 613 International Accounting 3 credits
- AC 614 Governmental and Not for Profit Accounting 3 credits
- AC 615 Advanced Federal Taxation 3 credits
- BU 613 Statistics for Managers 3 credits
- Finance Elective 3 credits
- AC 797 Accounting Research 3 credits
Please be noted that the Texas Instrument BA II Plus and a PC with Microsoft Office are required for all.
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Last updated February 18, 2016