Master of Accounting Online Curriculum

The Master of Accounting online program offers a comprehensive curriculum that equips our graduates with the necessary skills to lead in corporate accounting and finance positions, across a diverse set of industries. From mastering accounting analytics to financial statement analysis, students will learn to combine their depth of expertise in accounting and finance with capabilities in data management, visualization, ethics, and law to develop financial forecasts that lead to impactful strategic decisions.

Foundations of Accounting Analytics (ACC 7000)

An introduction to the role of data and analytics in the accounting profession. Students develop an analytics mindset and understand different methods, models, and types of data. Descriptive and predictive analytics is also emphasized with a focus on linear regression techniques.

(3 credits) C—ACC 7005

Financial Statement Analysis (ACC 7005) 

Provides a foundation in understanding and interpreting information in historical financial statements, annual reports, and other financial documents. Focus placed on liquidity analysis, financing needs, and an understanding of the key financial drivers and how they impact financial forecasts and projections.

(3 credits) C—ACC 7000

Advanced Financial Accounting (ACC 7010) 

Examines financial reporting issues that arise from mergers and acquisitions and from complex, multinational entities. Also includes a discussion of hedging and accounting for derivative instruments as well as an introduction to accounting for nonprofit organizations and governmental entities.

(3 credits) P – ACC 7000 and ACC 7005

Advanced Managerial Accounting (ACC 7015)   

Provides students with advanced exposure to topics in cost structure management, planning, control, and decision-making. Primary emphasis will be placed on developing students’ appreciation for how financial modeling and strategic analysis work together in decision-making. 

(3 credits) P – ACC 7000 and ACC 7005

Business Law and Professional Ethics (ACC 7020)   

Students develop an understanding of the accounting profession’s broad societal purposes, as well as its ethical and professional standards and practices, along with an understanding of their various responsibilities as professional accountants – to the profession, to their clients, and to the public at large. The second part of the course examines the substantive law applicable to business organizations, property, and the governmental regulation of business functions. Topics  include contracts, agency, property, and the Uniform Commercial Code.

(3 credits) P – ACC 7000 and ACC 7005

Federal Income Taxation (ACC 7025)

Review of legal and accounting concepts associated with the federal taxation of income for individuals, as well as review of federal taxation principles associated with the organization, operation, and dissolution of corporations, partnerships, and tax-exempt organizations. 

(3 credits) P – ACC 7000 and ACC 7005

Audit and Assurance Services (ACC 7030)

Examination of basic auditing concepts and practices, and the auditor’s professional responsibilities. Emphasis is on auditing standards and the audit procedures commonly used in public accounting. Revenue, purchasing, and production cycles are highlighted. Internal auditing and fraud detection topics are also discussed.

(3 credits) P – ACC 7000 and ACC 7005

Systems, Risk, and Controls (ACC 7035)

Study of accounting system data security; fiduciary and reliability risks; internal controls. Emphasis placed on Committee of Sponsoring Organization (COSO) framework for internal control and COSO framework for enterprise risk. Information technology controls are also highlighted.

(3 credits) P – ACC 7000 and ACC 7005

Advanced Corporate Finance (ACC 7040)

Examination of financial decision making under uncertainty. Topics include capital structure and the impact of leverage; cost of capital estimation; discounted cash flow valuation of the firm; project valuation; and working capital management.

(3 credits) P – ACC 7000 and ACC 7005

Visual Analytics & Influencing (ACC 7045) 

To be a successful analytics practitioner who can drive impact within an organization, you must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of management. Business professionals who understand descriptive modeling and data visualization can communicate complex analyses in simple, powerful graphs. In this online course, you will learn the principles of effective data visualization as well as approaches to developing a compelling narrative are discussed.

(3 credits) P – ACC 7000 and ACC 7005

Curriculum changes can occur periodically, and are noted in the Graduate Student Handbook.

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