The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree provides students with a practitioner-focused program that focuses on the advanced knowledge and skills required for employment and advancement in the field of accounting. It also provides students with the educational requirements for CPA licensure in most states. In addition to the technical accounting skills necessary for a successful career, students will obtain those skills necessary for advancement into managerial positions. Integral to each course is a theme of adherence to professional standards and ethics.
Graduates will be poised for career advancement and may seek employment as a/an: Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, Corporate Controller, Financial Analyst, and other Managerial Accounting-related positions.
Master of Science in Accounting CPA Track
The Master of Science in Accounting CPA Track is designed to assist students who want to become Certified Public Accountants and take the Uniform CPA Exam. The CPA track includes an additional six credits in the form of six study labs that provide individualized study plans, preparing students for the Uniform CPA Exam. The labs are taken concurrently with courses in the MSA program. Note: This degree program awaits national accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), while it meets the ACBSP eligibility of 1) two years’ existence and 2) program graduates.
*According to Becker Professional Education’s information about CPA exam licensure requirements: http://www.becker.com/cpa-review/resources/about-exam/requirements
*This program does not meet the course requirements to sit for the CPA exam in the state of Texas.
Licensure is a professional process that varies from state to state. Please consult the appropriate state agency to determine the specific requirements for licensure in your state.