All MAcc students must complete 5 core classes, for a total of 11 core credits. The goal of the core curriculum is to provide students with both the essential technical accounting skills as well as the managerial capabilities to be effective and ethical accountants. The core curriculum is comprised of the following courses:
- MAcc 600 Orientation Workshop (0 credits) required in 1st semester
- MAcc 661 Professional Writing Workshop (1 credit)
- MAcc 664 Professional Ethics (2 credits)
- MAcc 672 Law & Regulation (3 credits)
- MAcc 669 IFRS and U.S. GAAP (3 credits)
- MAcc 603 Financial Accounting for Income Taxes (2 credits)
MAcc students complete two-thirds of their program in concentration coursework, allowing them the flexibility to tailor the program based on personal and professional goals. Students are required
to complete 20 credits, 14 credits in the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) track and six elective credits.
- MAcc 640 Accounting Research & Practice (2 credits)
- MAcc 641 Financial Statement Analysis (3 credit)
- MAcc 663 Accounting Theory (3 credits)
- MAcc 665 Audit Research & Practice (3 credits)
- MAcc 670 Fraud & Forensic Examination (3 credits) OR MAcc 671 Forensic Accounting Lab (3 credits)
- Electives (6 credits) - MAcc students may take electives in the MAcc or MBA program to meet their personal and professional goals.
Electives include courses such as Advanced Financial Accounting, Behavioral Issues in Managerial Accounting, and Accounting Integrations.
***One special elective option offered as part of this concentration is the Justice for Fraud Victims Project, which permits students to work with local and state law enforcement agencies to conduct forensic accounting examinations that help law enforcement officials to prosecute white collar crime. Click here to read a news article about the project.
View course descriptions for core and concentration-specific courses here:
MAcc Financial Accounting and Reporting Concentration