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Concentration Requirements

Concentration Requirements

Students select an individualized set of courses using the content areas below as a guide. Students may focus on one area of courses or combine courses from multiple areas depending on what matches their career aspirations. This concentration requires completion of four graduate-level accounting courses.

Auditing 

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 635
PRINCIPLES OF FORENSIC ACCOUNTING
ACC 636
INTERNAL AUDITING, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND INTERNAL CONTROL
ACC 637
DATA MINING AND ANALYTICS
ACC 638
ADVANCED IT AUDITING
ACC 645
FORENSIC AND INVESTIGATIVE ACCOUNTING
ACC 646
FORENSIC FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS AND VALUATION

Taxation

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 548
TAX TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS AND PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
ACC 551
TAX TREATMENT OF CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
ACC 558
TAX RESEARCH
ACC 566
FEDERAL INCOME TAX PROCEDURES
ACC 567
INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF U.S. TAXATION
ACC 569
CONCEPTS OF DEFERRED COMPENSATION
ACC 580
ACCOUNTING FOR INCOME TAXES
ACC 798
SPECIAL TOPICS (Structuring Real Estate Transaction)
ACC 798
SPECIAL TOPICS (Comparative Tax Systems)

Controllership

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 535
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
ACC 557
GLOBAL STRATEGIC FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
ACC 580
ACCOUNTING FOR INCOME TAXES
ACC 798
SPECIAL TOPICS (Strategic Performance Measurement and Risk Management)
FIN 523
INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
FIN 524
FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS
SEV 621
STRATEGY EXECUTION

CPA

In addition to ACC 500 and ACC 555 or ACC 554, a minimum of 6 graduate courses from below are required to meet the Illinois CPA educational requirements. Students are strongly advised to complete all courses below to become fully prepared to pass the exam.

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 541
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY & PRACTICE I 1
ACC 543
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY & PRACTICE II 1
ACC 545
ADVANCED TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING THEORY
ACC 547
AUDITING I 1
ACC 548
TAX TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS AND PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS 1
ACC 550
AUDITING II
ACC 551
TAX TREATMENT OF CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
ACC 552
BUSINESS LAW FOR ACCOUNTANTS
ACC 640
ACCOUNTING THEORY AND POLICY FORMULATION 1

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