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Master of Accounting

 

 

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Program structure

To accommodate a variety of student needs and situations, courses are offered in traditional as well as unique delivery modes and the degree can be earned in a number of ways:

  • Full-time Program: Students may take classes both daytime and evening, completing the 30-hour Master of Accounting degree in one year.
  • Full-time Accelerated Program: Students may take classes both daytime and evening, completing the 30-hour Master of Accounting degree in a summer session and a fall semester.
  • Part-time Evening Program: Students may take classes in the evening and complete the 30-hour Master of Accounting degree in two years.

All candidates must complete thirty hours of graduate course work, of which fifteen credit hours may be taken in the MBA or in other graduate programs. Anyone with a bachelor's degree in accounting fully articulates into our program. Individuals whose undergraduate major was not accounting will need to complete all core undergraduate accounting courses.


Course requirements

To graduate from the Master of Accouting program at St. Ambrose, you must earn 30 credit hours.

Required Master of Accounting courses (6 credits)
Advanced Financial Accounting Theory and Emerging Issues
Advanced Managerial Accounting Theory and Controllership

Master of Accounting electives (at least 9 credits)
Advanced Auditing                                                                                                  
Research Methods/Report Writing and Communications in Business
Research/Cases in Taxation
Advanced Accounting Information Systems
Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
International Accounting
Financial Statement  Analysis and Valuation
Law for Accountants
Advanced Tax Topics
Advanced Financial Accounting Topics
Seminar in Graduate Accounting
Forensic Accounting
Masters Level Internship

A maximum of 15 credit hours of graduate electives approved by the Accounting Department.

Students wishing to earn a Master of Accounting with a Concentration in Management Information Systems must earn 30 semester credit hours.

Required Master of Accounting courses (9 credits)

Advanced Financial Accounting Theory and Emerging Issues
Advanced Managerial Accounting Theory and Controllership
Advanced Accounting Information Systems

Master of Accounting electives (at least 6 credits)
Advanced Tax Topics
Advanced Auditing                                                                                                  
Research Methods/Report Writing and Communications in Business
Research/Cases in Taxation
Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
International Accounting
Law for Accountants
The Management Consulting Profession
Advanced Tax Topics
Advanced Financial Accounting Topics
Seminar in Graduate Accounting
Forensic Accounting
Masters Level Internship

Required Systems courses (9 credit hours)
Database Management
Structured Systems Analysis
Decision Support Systems
Data Communications
Project Management and Control
Computers and Commerce
Enterprise Resource Planning

A maximum of 6 credit hours of graduate electives approved by the Accounting Department.


Prerequisites

The equivalent of an undergraduate degree in accounting from an accredited 4-year college will meet the prerequisite requirement for the MAcc Program. The prerequisites for other undergraduate degrees include:

24 credit hours of accounting
6 credit hours of economics
9 credit hours of business, consisting of:
       3 credit hours of business law
       3 credit hours of business statistics
       3 credit hours of business elective
3 credit hours of college mathematics at the level of college algebra or higher

A candidate may enroll in a Master of Accounting course as soon as the prerequisites for the course are met.