The Master of Science in Accounting emphasizes the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and research skills needed to address the complex accounting issues found in private corporations, governmental entities, public accounting and various types of not-for-profit organizations. This program extends the knowledge gained in an undergraduate accounting program to enhance skills in written communication, research, and complex problem solving. The successful completion of this program may satisfy the educational requirements for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Educational requirements for the CPA exam vary by state. Students are responsible for checking on the requirements with the state board of accountancy where they expect to sit for the CPA exam.
This program has specific admission requirements.
Degree Program Objectives
- Prepare students to enter the workforce as professional accountants.
- Provide the additional hours needed to sit for the CMA, CPA or other exams.
- Develop a more in-depth understanding of accounting theory.
- Provide students with the skills needed to research and solve complex accounting problems.
- Prepare students to work in international and global accounting situations.
Degree Program Requirements
Select from other graduate courses not taken to meet core requirements.
Total = 36 semester hours