The Master of Science in Accounting (MS) degree is designed to provide advanced accounting preparation for public, private, and governmental accounting careers. The MS will also contribute to students seeking to sit for the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy prerequisites for the Uniform CPA Examination.
Program Learning Goals
- Program Goal 1: Mastery of Content: Graduates will demonstrate an ability to think critically and solve accounting problems.
- Program Goal 2: Ethics: Graduates will effectively evaluate ethical situations that a CPA might face in a business setting, incorporating the laws and standards relating to financial reporting and the importance of personal integrity.
- Program Goal 3: Global Perspective: Graduates will be proficient in handling global accounting issues, including the ability to tailor accounting practices to a global economy.
- Program Goal 4: Communications: Graduates will demonstrate communication skills appropriate for high-level managers.
MS in Accounting Degree Program Requirements
The MS in Accounting requires 30 semester credit hours (SCH), including 21 SCH of core courses and 9 SCH of electives. A student with a non-accounting undergraduate degree must complete some prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or greater before he or she can be fully admitted to the MS program; these courses cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of the MS degree. A student whose non-accounting undergraduate program contained subject matter equivalent to that required by the prerequisite courses may be exempted from selected courses. A student may also be exempted through examination or transfer of approved credit. Specific program requirements will be determined during the admission process, which includes a complete review of undergraduate transcripts and work experience.
|ACCT 2301||Principles of Accounting||3|
|ACCT 2302||Principles of Managerial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 3321||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACCT 3322||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|ACCT 3333||Federal Income Tax I||3|
|FINA 5300||Concepts of Finance||3|
|ACCT 5311||Advanced Auditing||3|
|ACCT 5312||Accounting Information Systems & Controls||3|
|ACCT 5317||Accounting for Managerial Decision Making||3|
|ACCT 5314||Accounting Theory||3|
|ACCT 5315||Seminar on Tax Consulting, Planning and Research||3|
|ACCT 5332||Data Analytics in Accounting||3|
|FINA 5310||Theory of Financial Management||3|
|Select three of the following:|
|International Trade and Business|
|Investment Analysis and Management|
|Fin Mrkt and Inst|
|Business Analytics and Modeling|
|Human Resource Management|
|Entrepreneurship and Innovation|
|Management Information Systems|
|Data Com and Network|
|App Database Management|
|Info Syst Analysis|
|Special Topics in MISY|
|Independent Study in Management|