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Accounting MSA


The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree is designed to meet the needs of the following groups:

  • Students who wish to complete their professional accounting education
  • Students who wish to pursue a terminal program that will enable them to enter the fields of public accounting, managerial accounting, governmental or nonprofit accounting
  • Students with majors in the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, and other fields who want to complete a professional accounting program
  • Accountants and teachers of accounting who wish to advance their careers through further study


To earn an MSA, students must successfully complete at least 31 semester hours: a one-semester-hour business orientation course, seven core courses, and three accounting electives. Students entering with a non-business baccalaureate degree will have their prior course work evaluated. Based upon the evaluation, students without prior course work in managerial accounting and/or accounting information systems may be required to take additional accounting course(s) in addition to the 11-course MSA program.

  BADM 401 Graduate Business Orientation .....1

Core Courses

  ACCT 406 Issues in Asset Valuation .....3
  ACCT 407 Issues in Income Determination .....3
  ACCT 433 Professional Practice of Auditing .....3
  ACCT 442 Advanced Cost and Managerial Accounting .....3
  ACCT 450 Accounting Information Systems .....3
  ACCT 456 Federal Taxation .....3
  ACCT 491 Accounting Research & Analysis .....3


  Three graduate-level ACCT courses .....9