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M.S. in Accounting

Master of Science in Accounting

Degree Requirements

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Required Prerequisites
  • BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BUS-A 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BUS-A 311 Intermediate Accounting I
  • BUS-A 312 Intermediate Accounting II
  • BUS-A 325 Cost Accounting
  • BUS-A 328 Introduction to Taxation
  • BUS-A 339 Advanced Income Tax
  • BUS-A 424 Auditing and Assurance Services

Select one of the following:

  • BUS-A 337 Accounting Information Systems
  • BUS-K 321 Management of Information Technology

Students must possess computer competency equivalent to BUSB-K 501 Computer Skills for Management.

Students who plan to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination should consider taking BUS-A 335 Accounting for Government and Not-For-Profit Entities and enrolling in a C.P.A. review course, particularly for business law.

Program Requirements (30 cr.)
Skills Courses (6 cr.)
  • BUSB-B 503 Leadership and Change
  • BUSB-F 533 Communication Skills

Required Accounting Courses (12 cr.)
  • BUSB-A 525 Advanced Financial Practice
  • BUSB-A 530 Advanced Auditing
  • BUSB-A 531 Advanced Managerial
  • BUSB-A 545 International Accounting

Elective Courses (9 cr.)

Select three of the following:

  • BUSB-A 504 Management Information Systems
  • BUSB-A 539 Advanced Tax Topics
  • BUSB-A 564 Interpretation and Analysis of Financial Statements
  • BUSB-F 542 Strategic Financial Management

Additional Elective Courses (3 cr.)

Select one of the following:

  • BUSB-A 502 Managerial Price Theory
  • BUSB-C 502 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • BUSB-D 503 Production Management
  • BUSB-F 506 Management of International Operations
  • BUSB-F 520 Seminar in Business
    VT: Taxes and Business Strategies
  • BUSB-F 520 Seminar in Business
    VT: Forensic Accounting
  • BUSB-F 523 Managerial Decision-Making Models
  • BUSB-F 530 International Finance

The student must achieve a grade of C or higher for each course taken for the required prerequisites and Master of Science in Accounting program requirements.

Each student, as a condition of graduation, must participate in an exit interview and possess a cumulative graduate business program GPA of at least 2.75.

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