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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting (Master of Science in Accounting)

The MSA program is designed for individuals interested in pursuing Certified Public Accountancy or another advanced accounting degree.  The MSA requires a minimum of 30 credit hours beyond foundation courses.  The 30 credit hours must include at least seven courses (21 credits) from the listed required and elective courses and at least two courses (six credits) of non-accounting management (MGT) courses.  Students with an undergraduate accounting background may be able to waive one or both foundation courses.


  1. Foundation courses (6 credits - may be waived).
    ACC 521 - Accounting for Managers. 
    ACC 530 - Intermediate Financial Reporting.  
  2. Additional accounting courses (15 credits).
    ACC 535 - Financial Reporting Special Topics. 
    ACC 545 - Seminar in Management Accounting. 
    ACC 562 - Forensic Accounting. 
    ACC 565 - Seminar in Contemporary Accounting Systems and Control. 
    ACC 575 - Auditing and Assurance Services.   
  3. Electives (at least 6 credits).
    Two from:
    ACC 538 - Advanced Financial Reporting. 
    ACC 550 - Individual Federal Income Taxation. 
    ACC 555 - Advanced Federal Income Taxation Theory and Research. *
    ACC 580 - Advanced Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Reporting. *
  4. Additional required courses (at least 6 credits)
    500-level non-accounting MGT courses (available in both Traditional and/or NetPlus! format).

 *Recommended for students who plan to take the CPA exam.