Curriculum

The MS Accounting program allows students to connect studies with the contemporary business environment. Courses offer theoretical knowledge relevant to the accounting profession, using big data tools to develop critical-thinking and data analysis capabilities. We aim to build human capital for short and long term. 

The program consists of seven required core classes (25 credits) and five elective classes (20 credits) offered during autumn, winter, spring and summer quarters each academic year. Students complete the program in one year on a full-time schedule, including summer quarter, or may choose to earn the degree on a part-time schedule.

Students will learn a body of knowledge that is relevant to practicing accountants along with an understanding of the foundations of modern finance and economics. We provide graduate level knowledge in these topics and areas:

  • Advanced accounting topics including interrelationship of cost management and how it may affect strategy
  • Fundamental principles of Accounting Theory
  • Advanced issues in managerial accounting
  • Critical perspectives on advanced financial reporting
  • Analysis of financial statements for valuing a firm
  • Modeling consequences of accounting rules and regulations
  • Advanced auditing and forensic techniques
  • Financial accounting and research methodologies

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