School of Business

Master of Science in Accountancy

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Our Master of Science in Accountancy degree program helps students master the theory and principles that frame a wide range of problems and issues encountered in the accounting profession. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the program also aligns with American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) standards. Built into key courses, Wiley CPAexcel® software helps students prepare for the CPA Exam.

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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The Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) provides the breadth of knowledge for the professional accountant. Students master the theory and principles that frame a wide range of problems and issues encountered in the accounting profession. This program is designed for accountants and non-accountants who are preparing for a professional certification in accounting such as the uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. This degree will allow students to seek positions in such career areas as accounting, auditing, and budgeting. The MSA core curriculum covers the following areas of accounting: accounting theory and research, accounting information systems, managerial accounting and legal aspects of business, internal control systems, financial reporting, auditing, taxation, not-for-profit and government accounting, forensic accounting, and accounting ethics. The core courses were designed based upon the standards proposed by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). This program addresses the goals of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for the professional values, communications and leadership skills, strategic and critical thinking skills, and technology skills (The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2015). In addition, this program utilizes CPA Exam Prep software, which is integrated throughout the core program.
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Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, School of Business graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Master of Science in Accountancy program.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

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Tuition (per credit) $740.0
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