The M.S. Degree in Accountancy prepares students for a wide range of employment opportunities in public accounting, industry and finance, government and nonprofit organizations. The program is designed to produce individuals who are qualified with knowledge and techniques in one or more accounting areas: Accounting Information Systems, Financial and Public Accounting , and Taxation. Graduates of the program are prepared to successfully satisfy the requirements to take a professional examination for entry into their selected area, committed to professional and career development beyond their formal education into the highest executive levels of the selected option, capable of becoming leaders exhibiting high standards of ethical conduct within the profession, or prepared for doctoral study or research positions.
Admission to the Program
Applicants must complete 12 units of foundation business courses: CIS 1200, ECON 2090, FIN 2050 and BUS 3050. In addition, applications must complete 15 units of Foundation Accounting Courses: Acct 2100 and 2110 or Acct 5000, 3200A, Acct 3200B, Acct 3210, and Acct 3220. Students must have a minimum of a C grade in the Accounting Foundation classes. An approved Graduate Degree Program must be on file in the CBE Student Service Center.
Once the Accounting Foundation classes are complete, a student achieves Graduate Standing.