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M.S. in Accounting

Master of Science in Accounting

P.N. Saksena, PhD | Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Administration Building 203C | (574) 520-4138 | |

About the Master of Science in Accounting

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) provides advanced academic work for those with specialized interest in the field of accounting. The degree develops the conceptual and technical skills of those whose undergraduate academic performances were above average, and who may be preparing to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination.

Indiana law requires 150 hours of college credit for a person to be eligible for this examination. To meet this need, IU South Bend is offering a 30 graduate credit hour (10 courses) Master of Science in Accounting degree. Besides being tailored to meet these new demands, the degree is equally well suited for practicing accountants preparing for greater professional challenges.

The curriculum for the MSA reflects the school’s mission to emphasize functional knowledge, skills, and capabilities. The program prepares individuals for professional certification, not only as a C.P.A., but also as a Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.), Certified Fraud Examiner (C.F.E.), or Certified Internal Auditor (C.I.A.).

The degree requires 30 credit hours beyond the accounting major bachelor’s degree. If an applicant lacks an undergraduate accounting degree, the attainment of an MSA degree requires additional coursework.

Who Benefits?
  • Individuals preparing to meet the 150 credit hour requirement of Indiana and other states for taking the CPA examination
  • The professional accountant who desires a graduate degree
  • Professionals who want to increase their expertise for future advancement
  • Individuals who want to gain a working knowledge of the accounting profession for a change in careers or for future entrepreneurial projects
  • Individuals who want to meet the requirements for other professional certification programs such as the Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.), Certified Fraud Examiner (C.F.E.), or Certified Internal Auditor (C.I.A.)

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2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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