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Master of Science in Accounting

The Master of Science in Accounting program (M.S.A.) is devoted to teaching the skills required of today's accountant. The plan of study ensures that students are not only well versed in the technical aspects of their chosen specialty but also the nontechnical skills that are required for them to become true leaders in industry and government.

M.S. in Accounting Program, Indianapolis Campus

Students may apply to the M.S. in Accounting program with or without academic background in business or accounting. Those students entering the program with a bachelor's degree in business normally must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work. Those with backgrounds in other fields may be required to do additional work to develop expertise in the core areas of business.

Students may apply to the program after completing a bachelor's degree. Admission selection is based on the evaluation of several factors, including results from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), undergraduate performance and recommendations.

  1. BUS-F300 Introductory Financial Management
  2. BUS-M300 Introduction to Marketing
  3. BUS-P300 Introduction to Operations Management
  4. ECON-E201 Introduction to Microeconomics
  5. ECON-E270 Introduction to Statistical Theory
  6. BUS-L203 Commercial Law I
  7. BUS-A201 Introduction to Financial Accounting*
  8. BUS-A311 Intermediate Accounting I
  9. BUS-A325 Cost Accounting

*A201 is the only prerequisite course for MST students

M.S.A. Degree Requirements:
  1. M.S.A. Core Classes (21 credit hours)
    • BUPA-A 500 Responsibilities and Ethical Considerationa in Accounting and Tax 1.5 cr. hr.
    • BUPA-A 511 Financial Accounting Theory & Practice II 3 cr. hr.
    • BUPA-A 515 Federal Income Taxes 3 cr. hr.
    • BUPA-A 551 Tax Research (concurrent with A 515) 1.5 cr. hr.
    • BUPA-A 514 Auditing Theory & Practice 3 cr. hr.
    • BUPA-A 523 Business Information Systems 3 cr. hr.
    • BUPA-A 539 Advanced Taxation I:  Entity Issues 3 cr. hr.
    • BUPA-L 503 Advanced Business Law 3 cr. hr.
  2. Accounting/Non-Accounting/Business/Other Elective (9 credit hours)

Students who have had equivalent undergraduate courses may not retake, but must replace. A total of 15 credit hours of accounting course work must be completed toward the M.S. degree in Accounting.

Total: 30 hours

For further information on the curriculum format, prerequisites, and admission requirements, contact:

M.S.A. Program
Kelley School of Business
Business/SPEA 3024
801 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5151
Phone: (317) 274-3451
Web site: kelley.iupui.edu

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