Master of Science in Accounting

Master of Science in Accounting

Professor: Michael Mooiman
Associate Professors: Martin Green, Andrea McGill-O'Rourke

The M.S. in Accounting program is a 12-course, 36 credit degree, designed for students seeking mastery in the area of Accounting. The curriculum provides a broad and deep exposure to the accounting discipline and positions students to pursue professional certifications, such as the CPA or CMA, as well as, employment opportunities in the fields of finance and accounting.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain technical skills in the areas of tax, non-profit, audit, financial analysis and business ethics.
  • Students will develop the ability to assess, analyze, integrate and apply the body of accounting technical knowledge when operating within the accounting environment.
  • Students will apply effective oral and written communication skills to become confident, competent writers and presenters in their professional interactions.
  • Students will be able to analyze financial information and financial statements using quantitative and qualitative tools and techniques in order to make logical and effective business decisions.


M.S. in Accounting Pre-requisites

Accepted students will have successfully completed the undergraduate accounting course work*, as follows:

  • Intermediate Accounting I & II
  • Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Auditing

Successful completion means, a CGPA of 2.8 or better, with no grade below a C, in the pre-requisite accounting courses.

*Applicants who have not taken one or more of the pre-requisite undergraduate accounting courses, but who have substantially mastered the applicable accounting competencies by other means, such as professional experience, may prepare documentation of how these pre-requisite courses have been met at the time of application. This documentation will be reviewed for consideration of a waiver of one or more pre-requisite courses.


M.S. in Accounting Curriculum

Courses Credit
AC530 Business Taxation 3
AC565 Ethics and the Accounting Professional 3
AC630 Audit – Risk Management and Assurance Services 3
AC640 Accounting Information Systems (AIS)  3
AC660 Advanced Financial Statement Analysis 3
AC670 Contemporary  and Emerging Accounting Issues 3
GM535 Managerial Communications 3
GM541 Managerial Accounting 3
GM561 Financial Management 3
Two elective business courses with prefixes of GM, GI, or SF  6
Total Credits  36