MS in Accounting // Courses

Accelerate Your Accounting Career

Core Courses

You must complete the following 24 required core courses with a minimum grade of C or better. Courses can be waived, with the approval of the faculty director. Courses that are waived will be replaced with electives to reach the 30 credits required for graduation.

Course Credits
BACC 2251 Forensic Accounting 3
BACC 2252 Corporate Tax Accounting and Planning 3
BACC 2254 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
BACC 2258 Strategic Cost Management 3
BACC 2525 Financial Statement Analysis 3
BSEO 2315 Business Law 3
BACC 2558 Not for Profit and Governmental Accounting 3
BACC 2559 Individual Tax Accounting and Planning 3

Elective Courses

Choose an additional six elective credits in accounting, including 1.5 credits of Experienced-Based Learning (EBL) coursework. Students may also select electives from the Katz course catalog, with the approval of their advisor. Popular electives include:

BACC 2523 Accounting Data Analytics 3
BACC 2466 Risk Management 1.5
BACC 2542 Accounting & Finance Law  3
BACC 2543 Tax Policy 1.5
BACC 2557 Accounting Research & Writing 1.5
BACC 2534 Controllership 1.5
BACC 2541 SEC Reporting & Disclosure 3
BACC 2255 Internal Controls & Accounting Disclosures for Derivatives 1.5
BACC 2524 Internal Audit 1.5

For course descriptions, please see the Graduate Catalog.


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MBA '19

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