The Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to enable graduates in the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, and other fields, as well as graduates in business, to complete an advanced degree in accounting on a part-time or full-time basis. The MSA program offers two tracks, Professional Accounting and Forensic Accounting.
Students of accounting will find the MSA program beneficial because it can help advance careers through further study in the evenings. Persons interested in taking the CPA, CIA, CFE or CMA examinations can enroll in the MSA program to complete their professional training and/or fulfill professional exam requirements.
The focus of the learning process is a shared responsibility of the student and instructor. Our classes are small, the contact personal. We stress teamwork and group projects, with many case analyses that include written and oral presentations. Above all, we expect each student to contribute to the education of his or her colleagues, believing that adult learners have considerable expertise to share with classmates.
To earn an MSA with the Professional Accounting Concentration, students must successfully complete at least 31 semester hours, including a one-semester-hour online business orientation course, three core courses, five required track courses, and two Accounting electives (six credit hours). To earn an MSA with the Forensic Accounting Concentration, students must successfully complete at least 31 semester hours, including a one-semester-hour online business orientation course, three core courses, and seven track courses. Students entering with a non-business baccalaureate degree will have their prior course work evaluated and may be required to take additional Accounting course(s) in addition to the 11-course MSA program. Please note that ACCT 405 does not count toward the MSA degree.
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