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Program Requirements [30 - 57 credits]

(Effective August 2016)

The M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services program requires 30 credits of coursework plus a maximum of 27 credits of foundation coursework for those students with an undergraduate degree not in business or accounting.

Foundation Coursework [0 - 27 credits]

  • Accounting Foundation Courses

    Note: To meet accounting undergraduate equivalency requirements, students may be required to complete some or all of the courses listed below. A maximum of 27 credits of the Foundation Coursework (Accounting and Business Prep Courses) may be waived.

    Foundation Course "Waivers": Information pertaining to course waivers can be viewed on the MBA website.

    ACCT



    505



    Accounting Essentials (1.5 cr) -or- ACCT 201 and ACCT 202
    Prerequisite: grad standing
    ACCT

    405

    Income Taxation (3 cr)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 505
    ACCT
    505
    Accounting Essentials (1.5) or ACCT 201 and ACCT 202
    ACCT

    510

    Intermediate Accounting I (3 cr) -or- ACCT 301
    Prerequisite: ACCT 505
    ACCT

    511

    Intermediate Accounting II (3 cr) -or- ACCT 302
    ACCT

    512

    Auditing plus Accounting Information Systems (3 cr) -or- ACCT 317 and ACCT 401

    ACCT
    513
    Intermediate Accounting III / Advanced Accounting (3 cr)
    -or- ACCT 310 and ACCT 403

    ACCT
    306
    Cost Accounting (3 cr) ACCT 605 Performance Management and Accounting (3) may be used to satisfy

     

  • Nonaccounting Foundation Courses

    ECON

    505

    MicroEconomics (1.5 cr) 

    ECON

    506

    MacroEconomics (1.5 cr)

    FIN

    505

    Essentials of Finance (1.5 cr) 

    OPRE

     505

    Fundamentals of Statistics (1.5 cr) 

    OPRE  506
    Managerial Statistics (1.5 cr) 

     

Degree Requirements [30 credits]


Required Coursework


  • Required Courses [9 credits]

    ACCT

    740

    Advanced Topics in Assurance Services (3) 

    ACCT
     
     
    INSS
    752
     
     
     605

    Advanced Topics in Accounting Systems (3)
    -or-

    IT for Business Transformation (3 cr)

    FIN 605 Financial Management (1.5 cr)
    FIN 625 Corporate Finance (1.5 cr)
  • Choose three courses Courses [9 credits]

    ACCT 601

    Forensic Accounting Principles (3 cr)

    ACCT 604

    Litigation Support (3 cr)

    ACCT 605

    Performance Management and Accounting Controls (3 cr)

    ACCT 630

    Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting (3 cr)

    ACCT 680

    Taxation of Entities ** (3 cr) 

    ACCT 701

    Accounting Ethics (3 cr)

    ACCT 720

    Design of Managerial Cost and Control Systems     (3 cr)

    ACCT 755

    Advanced Accounting Reporting Issues (3 cr)

    ACCT 795

    Graduate Accounting Internship (3 cr)

    **Available as electives only for students who have not taken equivalent courses in their undergraduate program.

Electives [12 credits]


  • Select four elective courses from the following:

       
    Note: Courses listed in the "Required Coursework above, that are NOT selected to satisfy the required 18 credit hours of accounting courses, may be used as elective courses.
    ACCT

    655

    Tax Policy (3 cr)

    ACCT

    680

    Taxation of Entities ** (3 cr)

    ACCT

    770

    Seminar in Current Topics in Accounting ** (3 cr)

    ACCT
    780
    Sustainability Accounting (3)
    ACCT

    797

    Special Topics in Accounting (3 cr)

    FIN
    705
    Advanced Financial Analysis (3 cr)
    FIN
    715
    Investment Analysis (3 cr)
    FIN

    720

    Global Finance (3 cr)

    FIN

    725

    Risk Management (3 cr)

    FIN

    735

    Portfolio Management (3 cr)

    FIN

    750

    Real Estate Investment (3 cr)

    FIN

    770

    New Venture Financing (3 cr)

    FIN

    780

    Business Valuation (3 cr)

    FIN

    797

    Special Topics in Financial Management (3 cr)

    INSS

    641

    Leadership of the IT Function (3 cr)

    INSS

    650

    Networking and Telecommunications (3 cr)

    INSS
    651
    Database Management Systems (3 cr)
    INSS

    765

    e-Commerce Technologies and Applications (3 cr)

    INSS
    671
    Systems Analysis and Design (3 cr)
    INSS
    753
    Information Security in Assurance (3 cr)
    INSS

    797

    Advanced Topics in Information Systems (3 cr)

    MGMT

    745

    Managing the Sustainable Enterprise (3 cr)

    MGMT 757 e-Commerce and Supply Chain Management    (3 cr)

    **Available as electives only for students who have not taken equivalent courses in their undergraduate program.