Master of Science in Accountancy

financial reporting and assurance services track

financial reporting

The Financial Reporting and Assurance Services Track provides depth in the areas of financial reporting and assurance services, as well as finance. This track is ideal for those preparing for a career in public accounting, especially in the audit area. Students interested in corporate finance or in careers with financial institutions will also benefit from this specialization.

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Core Courses:

Financial Management or Financial Policy
Taxes and Business Strategy

Track Requirements:

Advanced Assurance Services
Analysis and Valuation Using Financial Statements
Topics in Accounting Measurement and Disclosure

Accountancy Electives: (3 hours required)

Academic Research in Accounting
Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions
Accounting Fraud Examination
Ethics in Accounting
Partnership & Passive Activities
Special Topics in Tax I
Sustainability: Accounting & Reporting
Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
Tax Research

Finance and System Electives: (4 hours required)

Applied Investment Management 
Behavioral Finance
Bond Issue Process
Commercial Banking
Corporate Restructuring Mergers and Acquisitions
Credit and Liquidity Crisis of 2008: Lessons Learned
Equity ValuationFinancing the Corporation
Fixed Income Securities I
Fixed Income Securities II
Funding New Ventures
Futures Markets
Investment Principles
Mergers and Acquisitions Practicum
Multinational Financial Management
Options Markets
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Fundamentals
Real Estate Valuation and Income Property Investments
Real Estate Finance and Capital Markets
Trading and Markets
Working Capital Management

Graduate and Law Electives:

Advanced Writing for Accounting Professionals
Boardroom Insights
Business Intelligence
Commercialization Analytics
Conflict Management
Corporate Communication
Family Enterprise Strategy
Intercultural Communications
International Operations
Launching New Ventures
Management Speaking
Management Writing
Spreadsheet Decision Modeling
Strategic Business Technology
Strategic Decision Making
10 Years Hence

Additional credit hours to meet 30 credit hour minimum for graduation. Students may choose from any MSA elective course, including Accountancy elective or Finance and System elective courses listed above.