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Degree Requirements

​ Note: The Master of Science in Audit and Advisory Services (MSAA) was previously called the Accountancy (MACC). ​​​

Degree Requirements

​​Course Requirements

Twelve courses are required to complete the Master of Science in Audit and Advisory Services (MSAA) degree. Of the twelve required courses, nine are required and three are selected from among business electives. Students may not repeat at the graduate level course material that was completed as part of their undergraduate degree. Please consult with an academic advisor for clarification.

Students must complete the following nine required courses (36 hrs):

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 535PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS4
ACC 615APPLIED STATISTICS FOR ACCOUNTANTS4
ACC 635PRINCIPLES OF FORENSIC ACCOUNTING4
ACC 636INTERNAL AUDITING, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND INTERNAL CONTROL4
ACC 637DATA MINING AND ANALYTICS4
ACC 638ADVANCED IT AUDITING4
ACC 639AUDIT ANALYTICS4
ACC 645FORENSIC AND INVESTIGATIVE ACCOUNTING4
ACC 646FORENSIC FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS AND VALUATION4

In addition, students must complete three open business electives (12 hrs).

Note: The following classes may not be taken for elective credit:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 500
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
ACC 505
LANGUAGE AND BUSINESS CULTURE
ACC 541
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY & PRACTICE I
ACC 542
COST AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
ACC 543
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY & PRACTICE II
ACC 545
ADVANCED TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING THEORY
ACC 547
AUDITING I
ACC 548
TAX TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS AND PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
ACC 550
AUDITING II
ACC 551
TAX TREATMENT OF CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
ACC 554
MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING AND CONTROL
ACC 555
MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION-MAKING
ACC 640
ACCOUNTING THEORY AND POLICY FORMULATION
ACC 690
GRADUATE INTERNSHIP
ECO 502
SELECTED TOPICS IN MACROECONOMICS
FIN 455
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
MGT 502
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
MGT 504
FUNDAMENTAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

ACC 547 AUDITING I, ACC 550 AUDITING II and ACC 640 ACCOUNTING THEORY AND POLICY FORMULATION are approved for credit in the combined Bachelor's/Master's program.​

Degree Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of the 9 required courses and 3 required electives as approved by the faculty program director.
  • A minimum of 48 earned graduate credit hours applicable to the MSAA degree (waived credits are not considered earned hours).
  • Satisfactory completion of the college residency requirement.
  • ​All courses taken 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 permission of the faculty program director or the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.​​

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