Jun 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accountancy, M.S.


Mike Braswell, Program Director
843.953.2300
braswelljm@cofc.edu
https://sb.cofc.edu/academics/graduate/accountancy

 

Seaton Brown, Director of Graduate Admissions, School of Business
843.953.8112
brownms@cofc.edu

Mission Statement

To prepare our students for leadership roles as accounting professionals through enhancing their conceptual and technical knowledge relevant to their intended areas of practice.

Program Description

The School of Business offers a Master of Science degree in Accountancy. The School of Business is accredited by AACSB, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition, both the graduate and undergraduate accounting programs are separately accredited by AACSB. Our accounting program is one of approximately 170 programs internationally to have earned separate accounting accreditation. The graduate accountancy program is designed to prepare students for careers in financial reporting, internal or external auditing, and taxation within public accounting firms, private industry and governmental entities.

Admission Requirements and Application Deadlines



Institutional Admissions Requirements


  • A completed application form with a nonrefundable application fee of $60.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • International applicants should refer to the International Students area within the “Admissions Information”  section of the catalog for information on providing appropriate documentation with the application.

Program Admissions Requirements


Applicants should meet the following admission requirements:

  • Undergraduate GPA with an A/B average; Undergraduate Accounting GPA of 3.0
  • Optional: a competitive standardized test score (GMAT preferred)
  • Reference List; Three (3) required.
  • Cover Letter/Statement of Goals
  • Resume
  • Interview
  • English Proficiency Exam, TOEFL/IELTS/DuoLingo (International students only)

Required undergraduate courses:

The Master of Science in Accountancy program pre-requisite courses are listed below. Courses must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in the program. 

International students must show that previous coursework is based on U.S. accounting, tax and legal standards if taken in their home country. Equivalent standards can be demonstrated through course descriptions and syllabi.

It is the responsibility of applicants with non-AACSB accredited undergraduate business degrees to provide evidence that prerequisite coursework meets these standards.

Any exception to pre-requisite courses requires permission of the MS in Accountancy program director.

Accounting:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Cost Accounting
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Auditing

Business and Economics:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Concepts
  • Business Finance
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Statistics


Application Deadlines


  • Fall: January 15, priority*; July 1, final
  • Spring: November 1, priority, December 1, final
  • Summer: January 15, priority, April 1, final

*Candidates who submit a completed application by the priority deadline will automatically be considered for Graduate School and/or graduate program funding.

 

Required Undergraduate Courses

The following undergraduate courses are required for the graduate program. All required undergraduate courses should be completed prior to enrolling in graduate courses. Any exception requires permission of the graduate program committee.

Accounting:

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Cost Accounting
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Auditing

Business and Economics:

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing Concepts
  • Business Finance
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Statistics

Transfer Credit Policy

The Master of Science in Accountancy does not accept graduate transfer credit from another institution.

Program Requirements
Program Learning Outcomes