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All Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) candidates must complete 30 semester hours of course work and a comprehensive examination administered near the end of the final semester of course study.

Required Courses (15 semester hours):

ACC 430 - Financial Accounting Theory ( 3 semester hours)

ACC 468 - Management Information Systems: Organizational and Technological Issues ( 3 semester hours)

ACC 497 - Introduction to Research Methodology In Accounting ( 3 semester hours.)

Choose Two of the Following:

ACC 431 - Current Issues in Accounting (3 semester hours.)

ACC 434 - Federal Taxes and Management Decisions (3 semester hours.)

ACC 435 - Auditing Issues and Cases (3 semester hours.)

ACC 439 - Managerial Accounting Theory (3 semester hours.)

ACC 489.07 - Financial Statement Analysis (3 semester hours.)

Elective Courses (15 semester hours):

Elective Courses in Accounting:

300 or 400 - level courses (3 - 12 semester hours)

Elective Courses in Business:

BTE, FIL, MQM or MKT: 300 or 400 - level courses (3 - 12 semester hours)

Program Total 30 semester hours.

Additional Requirements:

All courses taken in the MSA program must be approved in advance by the MSA director. A minimum of 18 semester hours must be taken at the 400-level and a minimum of 6 semester hours must be taken outside of the accounting discipline. Foundation/deficiency courses numbered at the 400 level do not count in this total. Students with undergraduate degrees in accounting will be encouraged to complete more of their electives outside of accounting in order to broaden their education. Students with undergraduate degrees outside of accounting will be encouraged to complete most of their elective courses in accounting.

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