Master of Accountancy

The Master of Accountancy program is designed to be flexible, allowing students to prepare for the fields of financial management, public accounting, and taxation. The program may be pursued on a full-time or part-time basis.

The program requires 30 to 36 credits, depending upon whether the student holds a B.Accy. or has similar academic preparation.

The 30-credit program for students who hold a B.Accy requires 13.5 credits that may be waived on the basis of approved prior preparation with substitution of other course work in accountancy. The required but waivable courses are:

ACCY 6104Intermediate Accounting I
ACCY 6105Intermediate Accounting II
ACCY 6301Contemporary Auditing Theory
MBAD 6235Finance
MBAD 6242Microeconomics for the World Economy
A statistics workshop

The 30-credit program for students who hold a BBA degree requires a total of 21 credits in accounting.

The 36-credit program requires 19.5 credits that may be waived with substitution of approved graduate course work in the same field of study and 1.5 credits that may be waived without substitution (thereby bringing the minimum credit requirement to 34.5): required but waivable courses are:

ACCY 6101Financial Accounting
ACCY 6201Managerial Accounting I
ACCY 6202Managerial Accounting II
ACCY 6104Intermediate Accounting I
ACCY 6105Intermediate Accounting II
ACCY 6301Contemporary Auditing Theory
MBAD 6235Finance
MBAD 6242Microeconomics for the World Economy
A statistics course

Elective requirements are 19.5 credits of graduate courses in the School of Business, which must include 7.5 credits in accountancy.

Students who intend to take the C.P.A. examination should be aware that the course work required for admission to the examination varies from state to state. Students are advised to consult the Board of Accountancy for the state in which they plan to take the examination and choose electives that meet that state’s requirements.