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Master of Science in Accountancy

Roger Daniels, Program Director


Mission Statement

To foster in our graduate students an appreciation for the constructs underlying the accounting profession while developing technical skills and knowledge required for leadership in the accounting profession.

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, taxation, and managerial decision making within public accounting firms, private industry and governmental entities. Our program includes two main tracks—the Financial Reporting and Assurance Track and the Taxation Track. These tracks may be supplemented with the International Track where students may gain expertise in the global dimensions of their intended area of practice.

Minimum Admission 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)

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 I & II
  • 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