Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.A.)

University of Toledo College of Business Administration

Program Description

Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.A.)

University of Toledo College of Business Administration

The Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S.A.) is a 30 semester hour program. It would typically include 21 semester hours of accounting classes and 9 hours of diversification electives. The MSA program is designed to prepare students for a professional career in accounting and to fulfill the requirements to sit for the uniform CPA exam in the state of Ohio.

MSA Core Courses (Required of all students) 9 - 15 hours, 3 - 5 classes

  • Acct6130 External Financial Reporting III
  • Acct6190 Financial Contemporary Problems
  • Acct6210 Research in Accounting and Taxation
  • Acct6310 Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Acct6420 Auditing

Note: For students who have taken External Financial Reporting III and/or Auditing previously in an undergraduate program, these courses are not required.

M.S.A. Electives 9 - 12 hours, 3 - 4 classes

  • Acct6150 International Accounting and Taxation
  • Acct6220 Corporate Tax
  • Acct6320 Cost Analysis & Control
  • Acct6330 Advanced Topics in Accounting Information Systems
  • Acct6430 Business Valuation
  • Acct6410 Governmental & Not-for-Profit

Diversification Electives 6 - 12 hours, 2-4 classes

  • Buad6200 Financial Systems
  • Buad6300 Strategic Marketing & Analysis *
  • Buad6400 Results-Based Management *
  • Buad6500 International Business
  • Buad6600 Supply Chain Management
  • Buad6800 Information Technology & E-Business

* MSA students without an undergraduate business degree must take Buad6300 and Buad6400 (to meet the AACSB accreditation guideline C.1.3a).

MSA Common Body of Knowledge 0 - 27 hours, 0 - 9 classes

The common body of knowledge required for the MSA program includes a maximum of 27 hours (or 9 classes). Based on the candidate's prior coursework, any or all of the common body of knowledge may be waived:

  • Acct5000 Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Acct3100 Financial Accounting and Systems
  • Acct3110 External Financial Reporting I *
  • Acct4120 External Financial Reporting II *
  • Acct3310 Accounting Information Systems and Controls*
  • Acct3210 Taxes and Business Decisions *
  • Acct4310 Internal Reporting *
  • Bans5210 Economics for Business Decisions
  • Fina5310 Corporation Finance
  • Opmt5510 Statistics for the MBA

* Students must have an average GPA of 3.0 or higher in these five courses in order to proceed into 6000 level accounting classes.



Last updated January 30, 2018
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