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.

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