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Course Requirements

The Master of Science in Accountancy requires a minimum of 12 courses. Students who have not completed the equivalent of financial accounting, as determined by the graduate school of business, must begin with ACC 500 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING.  

Students must complete the following courses and requirements: 

Accountancy Courses 

International Students will take ACC 505 LANGUAGE AND BUSINESS CULTURE  as their required accounting elective.

Business Courses

In addition, students are required to complete the following courses:

The business courses may be waived for students with equivalent prior coursework.          

Additional Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of the twelve required Accountancy Courses and the four Business Courses, or equivalent courses, as outlined above.
  2. Satisfactory completion of at least 45 earned graduate credit hours applicable to the degree (waived courses are not considered earned hours).
  3. Satisfactory completion of the college residency requirement.
  4. All courses for credit toward the degree must be completed with satisfactory grades within six calendar years after the candidate’s first term of enrollment in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. After a lapse of six years a course is expired. An expired course is not acceptable for the purpose of satisfaction of degree requirements and is not applicable to the degree without the written permission of the program director or the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business 

    GSB 420

    APPLIED QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

    This course provides a comprehensive review of some basic mathematical and statistical methods and stresses their practical applications in business and economics. The course will equip the student with the quantitative skills required in the MBA program and will also provide a good foundation for addressing typical problems that arise in business. Additionally, the skills acquired in the course will also help the student prepare for the quantitative sections of professional exams, such as the CFA, the CPA and the CMA exams. This course will stress learning through applications/problem-solving using Excel and/or Minitab software for data analyses. However, the course must be analytical and theoretical to the extent that is necessary to develop a correct understanding of the topics presented. The topics covered in the course include relevant mathematical concepts: use of relevant functions and solving equations in unknowns, elementary calculus and graphing functions. It also focuses on relevant statistical concepts: probability theory, hypothesis testing, regression analysis and forecasting.

    GSB 420

    APPLIED QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

    This course provides a comprehensive review of some basic mathematical and statistical methods and stresses their practical applications in business and economics. The course will equip the student with the quantitative skills required in the MBA program and will also provide a good foundation for addressing typical problems that arise in business. Additionally, the skills acquired in the course will also help the student prepare for the quantitative sections of professional exams, such as the CFA, the CPA and the CMA exams. This course will stress learning through applications/problem-solving using Excel and/or Minitab software for data analyses. However, the course must be analytical and theoretical to the extent that is necessary to develop a correct understanding of the topics presented. The topics covered in the course include relevant mathematical concepts: use of relevant functions and solving equations in unknowns, elementary calculus and graphing functions. It also focuses on relevant statistical concepts: probability theory, hypothesis testing, regression analysis and forecasting.

ACC 639

ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND AUDITING

This course builds on foundational knowledge of accounting information systems and internal auditing in order to develop advanced skills in these fields. In particular, heavy emphasis is placed on the use of hands-on projects and assignments that involve the learning and application of technologies and approaches similar to those used in professional practice. The course also introduces students to advanced and current topics at the intersection of accounting information systems and internal auditing. (Formerly ACC 503)
Prerequisites:
ACC 500 is a prerequisite for this class.

FIN 555

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

This course provides an introduction to concepts and techniques required to analyze and implement optimal financial decisions by firms and serves as the core course in the corporate finance sequence. The course focuses on the effect of time and uncertainty on investment and financing decisions. It develops a framework for corporate financial decision-making. Topics covered include basic discounting techniques, stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, portfolio theory, asset pricing, and capital structure. The course uses several case studies to illustrate the application of finance theory to practical problems. Prerequisite: GSB 420, ACC 500, ECO 555
Prerequisites:
ACC 500 and (ECO 555 or equivalents) and GSB 420 are a prerequisite for this class.

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