Prepare for a rewarding career in accounting.
The master of science in accounting practice (MAP) is designed for students who did not major in accounting as undergraduates but now want to pursue the professional practice of accountancy through graduate study and prepare to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. You may also find this program beneficial if you have some academic preparation in accounting and are seeking to update or increase your accounting knowledge.
Choose Your Program Length
You can complete the MAP program in one calendar year or three semesters as a full-time student if you have an undergraduate degree in a business field (other than accounting). If you choose to complete the program part-time, the length of time required will be two or more years, depending on your background and course scheduling.
Financial Reporting I, II & III
Federal Taxation of Income and Property Transactions
Advanced Financial Reporting
Auditing, Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Business Law for Accountants
While you may have majored in any area during your undergraduate studies, the following prerequisites (or equivalents) must be completed before beginning coursework in the MAP. (UD undergraduate course is indicated in parentheses):
Introduction to Financial Accounting (ACCT 207)*
Introduction to Managerial Accounting (ACCT 208)*
Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON 101)**
Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON 103)**
*ACCT 800 – Financial Reporting and Analysis may be taken in place of ACCT 207 and ACCT 208.
**ECON 603 – Economic Analysis for Business Policy may be taken in place of ECON 101 and ECON 103.
If you do not hold an undergraduate business degree, you may be required to complete several additional courses in order to satisfy the AACSB general skills, business, and management knowledge requirements. This will be determined based on your prior coursework and does not need to be completed before starting the MAP program.
Courses taken to fulfill prerequisites will not count towards fulfilling the 30 credit-hour requirement of the MAP program.
Courses (30 credits)
With prior approval from the director of the program, electives may be substituted for up to two of the required courses based on prior academic coursework.
ACCT 610 – Financial Reporting I (2 credits)
ACCT 611 – Financial Reporting II (2 credits)
ACCT 612 – Financial Reporting III (2 credits)
ACCT 613 – Federal Taxation of Income and Property Transactions
ACCT 604 – Database Design and Implementation
ACCT 653 – Business Law
ACCT 617 – Auditing, Ethics, and Professional Responsibility
ACCT 615 – Advanced Financial Reporting
Choose 3 elective courses from the following:
ACCT 614 – Advanced Federal Taxation
ACCT 620 – Theory of External Reporting
ACCT 625 – Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT 667 – Advanced Auditing
ACCT 683 – International Accounting
FINC 650 – Financial Management
The MAP prepares you for a leadership role in an accounting career, such as public accounting, information systems consulting, industry, finance, or government.