Graduate Catalog 2004-2005
Master of Accountancy
The Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems offers a program of study leading to the Master of Accountancy degree. The mission of the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program is to build upon the base of knowledge obtained at the baccalaureate level, and to further nurture the personal and professional development of those interested in areas relevant to the practice of public or corporate accounting.
Students complete a minimum of 30 semester hours including 15 hours in the professional core, nine hours in a track specialization, and six hours of electives. The core includes course work in international business, communications, professional responsibility and ethics, advanced financial reporting, and professional practice issues. Students elect to specialize in one of three areas. The accounting information systems track includes courses in database management, data communications, and systems analysis and design. The financial reporting and auditing track includes study in financial reporting for multinationals, business assurance services, and advanced information systems for accountants. The taxation track courses include federal taxation and management decisions, estate planning, and taxation of partnerships/flow-through entities. Students select two elective courses to complement their track specializations.
A detailed description of the Master of Accountancy program and tracks is found under the heading of Master of Accountancy in the "Graduate Programs and Courses" section of this catalog.