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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

The Master of Science in Accountancy requires a minimum of 12 courses. 

Accountancy Courses (12 required accounting courses)

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 500FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING4
ACC 535PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS4
ACC 541FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY & PRACTICE I4
ACC 542COST AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING4
ACC 543FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY & PRACTICE II4
ACC 545ADVANCED TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING THEORY4
ACC 547AUDITING I4
ACC 548TAX TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS AND PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS4
ACC 550AUDITING II4
ACC 551TAX TREATMENT OF CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS4
ACC 552BUSINESS LAW FOR ACCOUNTANTS4
ACC 640ACCOUNTING THEORY AND POLICY FORMULATION4

Business Courses

In addition, students are required to complete the following courses:  

Course Title Quarter Hours
ECO 502SELECTED TOPICS IN MACROECONOMICS 12
FIN 455PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 12
MGT 504FUNDAMENTAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 12
GSB 500U.S. BUSINESS CULTURE & PRACTICE 24

Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of the 12 required Accountancy Courses and the 4 Business Courses, or equivalent courses, as outlined above. 
  2. Satisfactory completion of at least 48 earned graduate credit hours applicable to the degree (waived courses are not considered earned hours).
  3. Satisfactory completion of the college residency requirement.
  4. All courses for credit toward the degree must be completed with satisfactory grades within six calendar years after the candidate’s first term of enrollment in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. After a lapse of six years a course is expired. An expired course is not acceptable for the purpose of satisfaction of degree requirements and is not applicable to the degree without the written permission of the program director or the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. ​​

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