The program curriculum consists of 31 units, featuring multidisciplinary,
The accelerated program can be completed within one year. Courses are offered in the evening and weekends in a combination of face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses.
Graduation Writing Test (GWT) Information:
All persons who receive undergraduate,
Prerequisite courses are waivable. The waiver decision will be made by the Coordinator of the MSA program.
- ACC 3110 - Intermediate Accounting I (3) and
- ACC 3120 - Intermediate Accounting II (3)
- ACC 4122 - Financial Accounting and Analysis (3)
- ACC 3210 - Cost Accounting (3)
- ACC 4310 - Introduction to Taxation (3)
- ACC 4810 - Auditing (3)
Provides a framework for business analysis and valuation using financial statement data and gives practical advice when using the framework to value a firm. Emphasizes integration of key concepts from accounting finance, economic and business strategy and illustrates the latest techniques and information sources used by financial information industry professionals.
Foundations of internal control theory accepted and promulgated by auditors and accountants. Management implementation of effective corporate governance. Best practices, benchmarks and models for evaluating and strengthening internal control and corporate governance.
A managerial perspective on accounting assurance and regulatory requirements for all types of businesses. Emphasis on financial statement audits, public company requirements, other governmental regulation and internal auditing. Seminar course with problem solving and case studies.
Strategic management accounting and control issues, including cost determination and analysis, activity-based systems, budgeting, transfer pricing, performance evaluation, cost management and ethics.
Importance of ethics in accounting practice; frameworks for ethical decision making; professional codes of ethics in accounting; and current and classic ethics cases.
Exploration of international accounting issues from interdisciplinary, managerial perspectives. Comparative accounting across national borders. Harmonization and evaluation of international accounting standards. Foreign exchange. Mergers, acquisitions and business valuation. Ethics. Management control issues in international contexts.
On-the-job training in private/public accounting involving new university-level learning experiences.
Financial issues faced by not-for-profit organizations. Budgeting, preparing for financial statements and required tax forms, financing, investing, internal control problems, auditing and analyzing financial statements of not-for-profit organizations including hospitals, educational institutions and charitable foundations.
A managerial perspective on fraud within an organization. Emphasis on fraud prevention and detection methods. Survey of the management support resources available in the field of forensic accounting. Case study and analysis of financial statement frauds.
A written research project concerning a significant problem in the field of accounting.
An examination on the subject areas of the candidate’s coursework listed on the degree program.
Students who choose to take ACC 6950 Master's Project as the culminating experience require a minimum of 33 units of course work.
Additional 4000-level courses from the Accounting Department (no more than 9 units of 4000-level courses can be counted toward the Master's degree; courses used to fulfill the bachelor's degree requirements cannot be double-counted) or GBA courses with advisor approval.