Master of Science (30 Credit Hours)
The curriculum provides a foundation for acquiring important knowledge and leadership skills required for success in the accountancy profession. You’ll choose one of three tracks – financial/auditing, taxation, and a generalist track – and you’ll learn to evaluate critically, think broadly and make ethical business choices. The summer study abroad program provides a unique international experience.
Upon completion of this program, you will have the educational requirements for licensure as a CPA in most states, and be prepared to work in public accounting firms, private industry, and government agencies. If you have earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, you can complete the program in ten months and participate in a CPA exam review during the summer following your matriculation.
At this time, the M.S. Accountancy program does not accept part-time or non-degree seeking students.
The Graduate Program offers a Master of Science in Accountancy degree that consists of two main tracks: Financial Reporting/Assurance and Taxation. Beginning in the 2013 academic year, students may elect the International Track, which can be done in conjunction with the Financial Reporting/Assurance Track or the Taxation Track. The curriculum prepares graduates for positions within public accounting, private industry and government. Our program is centered on four critical objectives aimed at ensuring the professional success of our students, including:
A Broadened Perspective
Attainment of Specialized Technical Skills and Knowledge
Students completing the Program will meet the education requirements for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in most states.
The Program consists of thirty semester hours of coursework including two required courses: ACCT 500- Accounting Theory and ACCT 599- Contemporary Accountancy Issues. In addition to the two required courses, each student, in consultation with the Director, will devise a plan of study for completion of their Track bearing to their intended area of practice.
30 credit hours
At least 18 credit hours must be selected from graduate-level accountancy (ACCT) courses.
ACCT 500 Accounting Theory (3)
ACCT 599 Contemporary Accountancy Issues (3)
Complete 24 additional credit hours
In addition to the two required courses (ACCT 500 and ACCT 599), students will choose elective courses consistent with their intended area of practice. Electives may vary from year-to-year, based upon available faculty and student interest.
ACCT 507 Accounting Information Systems (3)
ACCT 508 Management Accounting (3)
ACCT 509 Advanced Auditing Concepts (3)
ACCT 510 Internal Auditing and Forensic Accounting (3)
ACCT 515 History of Accounting Thought (3)
ACCT 518 Financial Case Analysis (3)
ACCT 520 Independent Study in Accounting (1-3)
ACCT 531 Advanced Accounting (3)
ACCT 538 Business Taxation (3)
ACCT 540 Research in Taxation (3)
ACCT 550 International Accounting (3)
ACCT 560 Special Topics (3)
ACCT 570 European Origins of Modern Accountancy (3)
ACCT 575 European Financial Markets (3)
ACCT 589 Advanced Taxation (3)
BLAW 509 International Business Law (3)
BLAW 529 Commercial Law (3)
BLAW 560 Special Topics (3)
FINC 560 Special Topics in Finance (3)
Transfer Credit Policy
The Master of Science in Accountancy does not accept graduate transfer credit from another institution.
Official transcripts from all academic institutions
An official GMAT score of 530 or higher
TOEFL scores of 100 or higher if your primary language is not English
Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher with a 3.0 in upper-level accounting/business courses
Two letters of recommendation
Successful completion of specified accounting and business courses
Fall priority deadline for completed applications: March 1 (this deadline is for those students seeking scholarships and assistantships)
Fall deadline for all other completed applications: July 1
Summer deadline: March 1
Roger Danielsprogram director843.953.8041