Accounting for the Professional

Today’s accountants face a number of new and emerging challenges, including the need to keep current with international accounting standards in order to effectively manage forensic and auditing issues. This specialization provides accounting theories, current trends and ideas in the accounting industry, and techniques needed to manage regulatory compliance, business risk, and the future of an organization.

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
    • Core courses (15 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

MS in Accounting students must complete five required core courses and an additional five courses to complete the Accounting for the Professional specialization.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ACCT 6000 Course Decision-Making Tools for Today's Financial Professional Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ACCT 6010 Course Analysis and Communication for the Financial Professional Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ACCT 6020 Course Legal and Ethical Issues in Accounting and Finance Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ACCT 6130 Course Managerial Accounting for Organizational Performance Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ACCT 6140 Course Current Trends in Accounting Standards Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ACCT 6600 Course Managing Operational and Financial Business Risks Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ACCT 6610 Course Managing Regulatory Compliance Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ACCT 6620 Course Accounting Theory and Application Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ACCT 6650 Course Forensic and Advanced Auditing Topics Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ACCT 6660 Course International Perspectives in Accounting Credits (3 sem. cr.)
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