Curriculum

Over the course of one calendar year, MAS students complete a curriculum designed with a broad range of required and elective courses. This forms the foundational knowledge you need to answer challenges from all facets of accountancy. Additionally, any MAS student can choose to expand your opportunity for growth with our optional CPA Exam Preparation Course.

The model below illustrates the shape your studies can take.

Audit OptionTax OptionCPA Exam Preparation Course
A total of 32 credit hours, including:

  • ACCY 410, Advanced Financial Reporting (Fall semester); or ACCY 451, Advanced Income Tax Problems
  • ACCY 515, Auditing & Assurance Standards
  • ACCY 517, Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCY 510, Financial Reporting Standards
  • ACCY Elective
  • Three concentration courses

 

ACCY elective choices in the Audit Option include:

  • ACCY 511, External Risk Measurement and Reporting
  • ACCY 512, Data Analytics for Management Accounting
  • ACCY 518, Financial Statement Fraud
  • ACCY 592 Introduction to ACCY Research

A total of 32 credit hours, including:

  • ACCY 410 ; or ACCY 451; or ACCY 510
  • ACCY 551, Corporate Income Taxation (Fall semester)
  • ACCY 556, Tax Research (Fall semester)
  • ACCY 552, Partnership Income Taxation (Spring semester)
  • ACCY Elective
  • Three concentration courses

 

ACCY elective choices in the Tax Option include:

  • ACCY 512, Data Analytics for Management Accounting
  • ACCY 515, Auditing & Assurance Standards
  • ACCY 517, Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCY 518, Financial Statement Fraud
  • ACCY 592, Introduction to ACCY Research

 

There are a few good reasons why 80 percent of our graduates pass the CPA on their first attempt. One of those is our CPA Exam Preparation Course.

Get to know Practical Problems in Accounting, ACCY 398:

  • Faculty Director: Frank Nekrasz, Clinical Assistant Professor of Accountancy.
  • CPA preparation course materials come from Gleim CPA Review, which has guided students through the exam for more than 40 years.
  • The cost of this optional course is $1,400 and is not included in a student’s traditional tuition and fees.
  • Course flexibility allows students to feel their way through it and take up to two semesters to complete it.
  • Our professors are there for you, to meet face-to-face, if questions arise.