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Program Requirements [30 - 42 credits]

(Effective January 2018)

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 Courses [0-12 credits]

Foundation Coursework Note

To meet accounting undergraduate equivalency requirements, students may be required to complete some or all of the courses listed below. A maximum of 12 credits of the Foundation Coursework may be waived.

Course No. Title Credits
ACCT 505 Accounting Essentials
Prerequisite: graduate standing
1.5
ACCT 510 Intermediate Accounting I    
Prerequisite: ACCT 505
3
ACCT 511 Intermediate Accounting II  Prerequisite: ACCT 510 3
ACCT 512 Auditing
Prerequisite: ACCT 505
3
FIN 505 Essentials of Finance 1.5

Degree Requirements [30 credits]

18 Credits Required and 12 Elective Courses

Required Courses [9 credits]
Course No. Title Credits
ACCT 740 Advanced Topics in Assurance Services1
Prerequisite: ACCT 512
3
ACCT 752



-or-

INSS 605
Advanced Topics in Accounting Systems1 Prerequisite: ACCT 505
-or-

IT for Business Transformation
3





3

FIN 605 Financial Management
Prerequisite: FIN 505
1.5
FIN 625 Corporate Finance
Prerequisite: FIN 605
1.5
1lf this course was taken as part of prior undergraduate degree, it must be substituted with an additional accounting course below.
  • Choose three courses [9 credits] from the following to complete the required courses:
    Course No. Title Credits
    ACCT 513 Intermediate Accounting III2,3
    Prerequisite: ACCT 511
    3
    ACCT 514  Fundamentals of Income Taxation 2,3
    Prerequisite: ACCT 505
    3
    ACCT 601 Forensic Accounting Principles3
    Prerequisite: ACCT 505
    3
    ACCT 605 Performance Management and Accounting Controls 2,3
    Prerequisite: ACCT 505
    3
    ACCT 630 Financial Statement Analysis3
    Prerequisite: ACCT 505
    3
    ACCT 650 Law, Regulation and Professional Responsibility3
    Prerequisite: ACCT 505
    3
    ACCT 680 Taxation of Entities3
    Prerequisite: ACCT 514
    3
    ACCT 701 Accounting Ethics3
    Prerequisite: ACCT 505
    3
     ACCT 702 Federal and State Government Accounting3
    Prerequisite: ACCT 505
     3
    ACCT 720 Design Managerial Cost and Control Systems
    Prerequisite: ACCT 605
    3
    ACCT 755 Advanced Financial Reporting Issues3
    Prerequisite: ACCT 511
    3
    ACCT 770 Seminar in Current Topics in Accounting3
    Prerequisite: ACCT 511
    3
    ACCT 795 Graduate Accounting Internship 3
    ACCT 797 Special Topics in Accounting
    Prerequisite: ACCT 605
    3
    2Required elective if no equivalent course at the undergraduate level.
  • 3Available as elective only to students who have not taken equivalent courses in their undergraduate program.Electives: Select four elective courses [12 credits]
    Students should work with the program director to determine what coursework works best for them to satisfy their 12 credits of electives from 6XX or 7XX level ACCT, INSS or FIN courses as well as PUAD 622, based on their prior undergraduate business and accounting coursework, professional experience and career goals. Electives
    from other areas can be taken with the approval of the program director.
    Course No. Title Credits
    ACCT 655 Tax Policy 3
    ACCT 680 Taxation of Entities ** 3
    ACCT 770 Seminar in Current Topics in Accounting ** 3
    ACCT 780 Sustainability Accounting 3
    ACCT 797 Special Topics in Accounting 3
    FIN 700 Financial Reporting 3
    FIN 705 Advanced Financial Analysis 3
    FIN 715 Investment Analysis 3
    FIN 720 Global Finance 3
    FIN 725 Risk Management 3
    FIN 735 Portfolio Management 3
    FIN 750 Real Estate Investment 3
    FIN 770 New Venture Financing 3
    FIN 780 Business Valuation 3
    FIN 797 Special Topics in Financial Management 3
    INSS 641 Leadership of the IT Function 3
    INSS 650 Networking and Telecommunications 3
    INSS 651 Database Management Systems 3
    INSS 671 Systems Analysis and Design 3
    INSS 753 Information Security in Assurance 3
    INSS 765 e-Commerce Technologies and Applications 3
    INSS 797 Advanced Topics in Information Systems 3
    MGMT 745 Managing the Sustainable Enterprise 3
    MGMT 757 e-Commerce and Supply Chain Management 3
    PUAD 622 Public Budgeting and Fiscal Administration 3