Master of Accountancy (Archived 2016-17 Graduate Catalog)
The Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems offers a program of study leading to the Master of Accountancy degree. The mission of the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program is to build upon the base of knowledge obtained at the baccalaureate level, and to further nurture the personal and professional development of those interested in areas relevant to the practice of public or corporate accounting.
Students complete a minimum of 30 semester hours including 15 hours in the professional core, a minimum of nine hours in a track specialization, and three to six hours of electives. The core requires course work in international business, communications, ethics and professional responsibilities for accountants, advanced financial reporting, global business issues (unless previously studied), and professional practice issues. Students elect to specialize in one of three areas. The information systems auditing and control track includes courses in data communications, information systems auditing and control, IT security, and systems analysis and design. The accounting and auditing track includes study in financial accounting, business assurance services, and advanced information systems for accountants. The taxation track courses include federal taxation and management decisions, estate planning, and taxation of partnerships/flow-through entities. Students select one or two elective courses to complement their track specializations.
A detailed description of the Master of Accountancy program and tracks is found under the heading of Master of Accountancy in the Graduate Programs Offered section of this catalog.