Curriculum

The Department of Accounting offers two tracks of study for the Master of Accounting:

Students must also pass a written comprehensive examination at the end of the program.


 

Audit Track

Students must take 30 credits to complete the Master of Accounting program.

The following eight courses (24 credits) are required for the Audit Track.

Course Course Title Credit Hours Usually Offered
ACCT 501
Advanced Accounting
3
Fall, Spring
ACCT 522
Advanced Federal Taxation
3
Fall
ACCT 525
Accounting Theory and Institution
3
Fall, Spring
ACCT 531
Principles of Auditing
3
Fall
ACCT 532
Audit Simulation
3
Spring
ACCT 521
Business Law and the Search for Non-Obvious Liabilities
3
Fall, Spring
ACCT 561*
Accounting Information Systems
3
Fall, Spring
ACCT 580
Communication Skills for the Accounting Profession
3
Fall, Spring

 

* If you took ACCT 461 as a undergrad you will not be allowed to take ACCT 561 at the graduate level.  You must substitute an approved accounting elective from the list below instead.

Audit Track students will choose six units of electives, either from the accounting electives listed below or an approved ACCT, MIS, FIN, ECON, or LAW course.  Please see your Program Coordinator for a current list of approved elective courses.

Course Course Title Credit Hours Usually Offered
ACCT 510*
Principles of Profit Planning and Control
3
Spring
ACCT 515
Ethics for Professional Accountants
3 Spring
ACCT 554*
Accounting Analysis of Financial Statements
3 Fall
ACCT 562A
Technology for Accountants: Microsoft Excel
1 Fall, Spring
ACCT 562B Technology for Accountants: QuickBooks 1 Fall, Spring
ACCT 562C International Financial Reporting Standards 1 Fall, Spring
ACCT 572A*
Accounting for Not-for-Profit Entities
3
Fall
ACCT 556**
Tax Provisions and Related Topics
3
Spring

 

*If you have taken Accounting 410, 451, or 472A, as an undergraduate, you will not be allowed to take Accounting 510, 554, or 572A respectively as a MAcc graduate.

**Elective strongly encouraged for audit students who will be working for large public accounting firms.


 

Tax Track

Students must take 30 credits to complete the Master of Accounting program.

The following courses (24 credits) are required for the Tax Track:

Course Course Title Credit Hours Usually Offered

ACCT 501

Advanced Accounting
3
Fall, Spring

ACCT 531

Principles of Auditing
3
Fall
ACCT 553
Tax Research
3
Spring
ACCT 555 Taxation of Real Estate Transactions 3 Fall
ACCT 556
Tax Provision and Related Topics
3
Spring
ACCT 557A
Tax Return Preparation Lab
2
Fall
ACCT 562A
Technology for Accountants: Microsoft Excel
1
Fall, Spring
ACCT 647A
Corporate Taxation
3
Spring
ACCT 657
LLC, LLP, Partnership Tax
3
Fall

 

Tax Track students will choose six units of electives from the following courses (or other approved ACCT or Law courses):

Course Course Title Credit Hours Usually Offered
ACCT 515
Ethics for Professional Accountants 3 Spring
ACCT 521
Business Law 3 Fall, Spring
ACCT 572A
Accounting for Not for Profit Entities
3 Fall
LAW 619 Estates and Trusts 3 Fall
LAW 646 Federal Income Tax 3 Varies
LAW 648 Estates and Gift Taxation 3 Varies
LAW 649G  Federal Tax Policy 3 Varies

LAW 652A

Formation & Taxation of NFP 3 Varies
LAW 603I International Business & Investment Structuring 2 Varies
LAW 655M State and Local Taxation 3 Varies

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