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Curriculum

Prerequisites

Undergraduate Degree in Accounting 

Students who did not acquire an undergraduate degree in Accounting from an accredited academic institution must complete eight prerequisite undergraduate courses (24 credits), before beginning the 30-credit MSA program:

  • ACC111 Financial Accounting
  • ACC211 Managerial Accounting
  • ACC303 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC340 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC330 Federal Income Tax
  • ACC430 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC440 Auditing
  • ACC450 Advanced Accounting
MSA Program Total Credits
30 crs.

MSA Technical Courses
18 crs.
ACC501 Research and Writing for the Accounting Profession
(Prerequisite for all other Accounting courses)
3 crs.
ACC512 International Accounting
3 crs.
ACC515 Non-Profit and Governmental Accounting
3 crs.
ACC522 Advanced Audit Issues
3 crs.
ACC525 Advanced Topics in Taxes
3 crs.
ACC532 Enterprise Risk Management
3 crs.

MSA Management Courses
9 crs.
ACC535 Customer Relationship Management for Professional Organizations
3 crs.
ACC545 Leading the Professional Organization
3 crs.
BUS505 Organizational Creativity, Discovery, and Innovation
3 crs.

MSA Capstone Course
3 crs.
ACC699 Current Topics in Accounting
3 crs.


Master of Science in Accounting CPA Track (includes courses listed above, plus the following):
6 crs.
ACC590 Lab Preparation
1 cr.
ACC591 Lab FARS I
1 cr.
ACC592 Lab FARS II
1 cr.
ACC593 Lab REG
1 cr.
ACC594 Lab BEC
1 cr.
ACC595 Lab AUD
1 cr.

Grand Total Credits w/ CPA Track
36 crs.

The university reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The university will notify students of any changes officially through the university website. 

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.

  

Program Outcomes

Post University’s Master of Science in Accounting degree program provides the advanced knowledge and skills required for employment and advancement in the field of accounting.

  • Critically analyze data driven accounting information and apply technology to support evidence-based accounting and auditing practices.

  • Apply a global perspective to the application of entrepreneurial leadership and accounting principles.

  • Promote the professional image of accountants by applying standards of practice within an ethical decision-making framework

  • Demonstrate the skills associated with business process management in accordance with the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria and the accounting profession.

  • Demonstrate appropriate teambuilding and collaborative strategies when working with teams.

  • Use written, verbal, nonverbal and emerging technology effectively when communicating, presenting, and disseminating accounting research and financial analyses.

  • Apply leadership and innovation in strategic decision making for organizational planning and control