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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog (As of 08-20-17) 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog (As of 08-20-17) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accountancy, M.S.

Roger Daniels, Program Director

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

Institutional Requirements

  • A completed application form with a nonrefundable application fee of $50.
  • 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 Requirements

In general, a student seeking admission into the graduate program should meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum GMAT score of 530
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.000
  • Undergraduate Accounting GPA of 3.000
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Internet-based TOEFL of 100 or higher (international applicants only)

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: March 1, Priority; July 1, Final
  • Spring: No Spring Admission
  • Summer: March 1

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.


  • 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
Student Learning Outcomes