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Online Master of Science in Accounting Curriculum

Curriculum Details


In your accounting program, you’ll study advanced accounting principles, auditing, taxation and more.

Transfer up to six credits and graduate in as little as one and a half years.

You’ll finish the program prepared to sit for the CPA exam.

Core Courses

A study of the federal income tax structure and the concept of taxable income as it relates to partnerships and corporations. Topics covered include gross income determination, business deductions, book to tax differences, and flow-through entities.

An introduction to business combinations and accounting for consolidations under the purchase method. Topics covered include consolidated statements, intercompany transactions, IFRS, pensions, segment reporting, and accounting for partnerships.

An examination of the auditing function including the standards and procedures used by auditors in their examination of financial statements for the purpose of rendering an opinion on them. Topics covered include the evaluation of internal control, design of the audit program, statistical sampling, and EDP auditing.

An overview of the governmental aspects of accounting.

An introduction to design, control, and operation of accounting info systems. Topics include building business controls and managing business risk, IT governance, and IT controls.

Provides a comprehensive review of CPA exam-related material.

Strategic Analysis introduces the concepts within business strategy as a competitive advantage, by framing the fundamental relationship between strategy and operational effectiveness. It prepares students to develop and present a strategic plan by working on an individual and/or team basis using industry-leading tools such as value chain analysis, benchmarking, and Blue Ocean strategy. Best practices in strategic methods are applied to for-profit and not-for-profit sectors in both U.S. and global contexts, with an emphasis on critical analysis and ethical leadership behaviors across industries.

This course examines corporate financial management and financial planning. Topics include: financial statements, financial statement analysis, working capital management, time value of money, cost of capital, long-term debt, capital budgeting, stock markets, investment banking, mergers, international financial management and current issues in the global economy. This course will afford the student the opportunity to examine several functions and responsibilities of a corporation’s accounting and finance departments.

One of the first decisions of a Project Manager is choosing an appropriate Project Management Methodology. This course explores the many varieties of modern Project Management approaches such as Agile, Scrum, CCPM PRiSM or 1PM and contrasts them against more traditional methodologies such as Waterfall or CPM. Students will learn both the advantages and disadvantages of each methodology as well as how to choose and apply the right approach based on project type and scope.

Dealing with emerging trends in information technology (IT) and its management, this course is particularly useful for students managing or working closely with IT initiatives such as ERP, CRM, SaaS, Business Intelligence, e-commerce, supply chain management, disaster recovery, telecommunications, networking, ethics and privacy. Students taking this course will become familiar with fundamental concepts and terminology of modern information technology management.

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