Master of Science in Accounting - Concentration in Public Accounting - Online

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  • Course description
    The primary objective of the Master of Science in Accounting (MSAC) is to provide specialized, graduate level education to persons seeking positions as professional accountants in industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. In addition, the MSAC program offers graduates much of the academic background necessary to pursue certification in public accounting (CPA) and management accounting (CMA).

    Students who have not earned degrees from appropriate fields of study may be required to take additional coursework as a prerequisite for completing the program.

    The program provides a well-balanced integration of theoretical accounting concepts and modern quantitative methods in decision-making.

    This program offers specializations that allow students to tailor their degrees to fit their careers and learning goals. It is an exciting educational option for students looking to increase their understanding, advance their careers, and expand their opportunities in the following areas:

        * Accounting Information Systems
        * Controllership
        * Public Accounting*
        * Taxation

          Area 1: Core Component

          CIS 500
          Information Systems for Decision-Making
          ECO 550
          Managerial Economics and Globalization
          MAT 540
          Quantitative Methods
          RES 531
          Research Methods

          18.0 Credit Hours

          Area 2: Major Component

          ACC 557
          Financial Accounting
          ACC 564
          Accounting Information Systems
          ACC 571
          Forensic Accounting
          ACC 590
          Directed Research Project
          LEG 565
          Commercial Law

          22.5 Credit Hours

          Area 3: Concentration

          ACC 575
          ACC 576
          Auditing and the Business Environment
          ACC 577
          Financial Accounting and Reporting

          13.5 Credit Hours

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