Course Requirements

Core courses for the full-time program are offered at least once a year. Core courses for the part-time program are offered at least once every two years in the evening, on Tuesdays or Thursday evenings. Semesters in which courses are offered will vary from year to year.

The timelines provided below for each track are only examples. Make an appointment with a MAcc academic advisor to determine the best time to take each core course and to explore options for elective courses. See the Class Catalog & Schedules to find course descriptions and to learn which courses will be offered in upcoming semesters.

 

Full-Time     Part-Time

Full-Time

Two semesters

Financial / Audit Track

An auditor works with clients to review their procedures and financial statements to ensure they are adhering to GAAP and are in compliance with external and internal controls. Auditing involves analysis and evaluation of the validity of organizational information and systems. External auditors work for an accounting firm and often travel to client sites. Internal auditors work within a company to ensure controls are in place to protect assets. Auditors may search for fraud or risky financial actions within their client’s structure and then advise the organization on ways to operate more effectively.

  • Core Courses (14 credit hours)
  • Elective Courses (18 credit hours):
    • 9 credit hours from ACCTG (6002+)
    • 9 credit hours of any business electives (6000+)

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ACCTG 6740: Accounting Professionalism & Team Building (2) Fall Only ACCTG 6620: Business Valuation Statement Analysis (3) Spring Only
ACCTG 6510: Cases in Auditing & Systems (3) Fall or Spring ACCTG 6730: Business & Tax Strategies (3) Spring Only

OR

ACCTG 6732: Corporate & LLC Taxation (3) Fall Only

ACCTG 6610: Reading & Interpreting Financial Statements (3) Fall Only
Tax Track

A tax accountant might work with companies or high net worth individuals to examine their financial records in order to create, prepare, and file tax documents. They offer solutions to tax issues and may even interact with taxation authorities on behalf of the client. Tax accountants gain a wide range of behind the scenes knowledge regarding companies and individuals through viewing records to ensure tax compliance. They remain up to date on applicable tax codes and are constantly researching changing laws. Tax accountants may be self employed, work in public accounting, or within a company.

  • Core Courses (14 credit hours)
  • Elective Courses (18 credit hours)
    • 9 credit hours from ACCTG (6002+)
    • 9 credit hours of any business electives (6000+)

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ACCTG 6740: Accounting Professionalism & Team Building (2) Fall Only ACCTG 6350: Partnership Taxation (3) Spring Only
ACCTG 6300: Tax Research (1.5) Fall Only ACCTG 6370: State and Local Tax (1.5) Spring Only
ACCTG 6320: Advanced Corporate Taxation (3) Fall Only ACCTG 6380: Advanced Federal Tax Issues (1.5) Spring Only
ACCTG 6360: International Tax (1.5) Fall Only

Note: The tax track is not available for part-time MAcc students.

Accounting Information Systems Track

Students who get an emphasis in Accounting Information Systems will be part of the rapidly changing world of accounting and may work for consulting firms, large corporations, government agencies and startups. Typically, they start out in auditor roles where they are working with client systems and records. After gaining experience in auditing practices, these professionals may help companies develop their AIS through knowledge of both software and accounting rules. These accountants often access data by working behind the scenes with budgets, tax documents, and financials. They also might act as a liaison between IT departments and Accounting and Finance teams. Because this is a new and growing emphasis, jobs are constantly shifting based on industry need and the advancement of technology.

  • Core Courses (14 credit hours)
  • Elective Courses (18 credit hours)
    • 6 credit hours from IS (6000+)
    • 6 credit hours from ACCTG (6002+)
    • 6 credit hours of any business electives (6000+)

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ACCTG 6740: Accounting Professionalism & Team Building (2) Fall Only IS 6420: Database Theory & Design (3) Fall or Spring
 

 

ACCTG 6510: Cases in Auditing & Systems (3) Fall or Spring

ACCTG 6730: Business & Tax Strategies (3) Spring Only

OR

ACCTG 6732: Corporate & LLC Taxation (3) Fall Only

ACCTG 6520: IT Risks & Controls (3) Fall or Summer
Part-Time

Four semesters

Financial / Audit Track
  • Core Courses (13.5 credit hours)
  • Elective Courses (16.5 credit hours)
    • 9 credit hours from ACCTG (6002+)
    • 7.5 credit hours of any business electives (6000+)

Fall (odd years)

Spring (even years)

Fall (even years)

ACCTG 6741: Accounting Professionalism & Team Building (1.5) Take first fall term ACCTG 6620: Business Valuation Analysis (3) ACCTG 6510: Cases in Auditing & Systems (3)
ACCTG 6610: Reading & Interpreting Financial Statements (3) ACCTG 6730: Business & Tax Strategies (3)

OR

ACCTG 6732: Corporate & LLC Taxation (3) offered in fall online

Accounting Information Systems Track
  • Core Courses (13.5 credit hours)
  • Elective Courses (16.5 credit hours)
    • 6 credit hours from IS (6000+)
    • 6 credit hours from ACCTG (6002+)
    • 4.5 credit hours of any business electives (6000+)

Fall (odd years)

Spring (even years)

Fall (even years)

ACCTG 6741: Accounting Professionalism & Team Building (1.5) Take first fall semester ACCTG 6730: Business & Tax Strategies (3)

OR

ACCTG 6732: Corporate & LLC Taxation (3) offered online in fall

ACCTG 6510: Cases in Auditing & Systems (3)
ACCTG 6520: IT Risks & Controls (3) IS 6420: Database Theory & Design (3) fall or spring