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MS-Accountancy Degree Requirements

You must hold a bachelor's degree in any field from a United States regionally accredited or equivalent post-secondary institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for regular admission status.

Degree and Program Requirements

MS in Accountancy coursework is divided into two categories described below. Integrated throughout the courses are topics related to change and innovation, international business, and social responsibility. A total of 30 credits are required for completion of the degree. Electives must be approved by the program advisor.

Business Courses - A minimum of 12 credits is required, including:

  • BUS 601 Executive Communications
  • BUS 616 Business Ethics
  • BUS 723 Business Law
  • Plus 2 Electives from the following Business courses:
    • BUS 603 - Organizational Development and Behavior
    • BUS 604 - Operations Management
    • BUS 605 - Statistics for Managers
    • BUS 606 - Strategic Marketing
    • BUS 607 - Corporate Finance

Accounting Courses - A minimum of 15 credits is required, including:

  • BUS 714 Cost Accounting 2
  • BUS 726 Advanced Accounting
  • BUS 727 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • BUS 756 Fraud and Forensic Accounting*
  • BUS 798 Strategic Financial Management (capstone course)
  • Possible electives:
    • BUS 709 - Income Tax Accounting II
    • BUS 725 - Accounting Systems

*If the student has not completed BUS 706 Auditing prior to entering the program, BUS 706 will be required in place of BUS 756.

Electives:
  • BUS 761 Quality Improvement Methods
  • BUS 762 Quality as a Business Strategy
  • BUS 717 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance I
  • BUS 718 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance II
  • BUS 792 International Study Tour
  • BUS 712 Investments
  • BUS 711 Advance Corporate Finance
  • BUS 739 International Management
  • BUS 679 Internship

Graduate Catalog and Course Descriptions  

Prerequisite Course Summary

  • Micro-Economics or Macro-Economics
  • Statistics
  • Finite Math¹
  • Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I²
  • Intermediate Accounting II²
  • Cost Accounting
  • Business Law I
  • Tax I²

¹Business calculus is also recommended and is a prerequisite for some of the electives in the MSA Program.
²Prerequisites must be taken at an accredited 4-year college or university.

Note: Students who have earned an Accounting Undergraduate Degree from Edgewood College will have met these requirements.