Accounting Requirements (MPA)

Degree Requirements

  1. Students who have completed any of the required courses before entering the MPA program may substitute electives.
  2. Students must have a grade point average of at least 3.00 in the Common Body of Knowledge and a grade point average of at least 3.00 in the Accounting Core Requirements before taking courses numbered 730 or above. Students must have a grade of a C or better in the Common Body of Knowledge courses and Accounting Core Requirements.
  3. At least 24 units from the advanced topic requirements, emphasis, and elective areas must be numbered 730 or above and be beyond the Common Body of Knowledge and Accounting Core Requirements.
  4. At least 18 units from the advanced topic requirements, emphasis, and elective areas must be ACCOUNT courses numbered 730 or above.
  5. A grade point average of at least 3.00 in emphasis courses and in courses prescribed for the program. Grades earned outside the program cannot be used to adjust the program grade point average.
  6. For those students completing the comprehensive examination option, a grade point average of at least 3.00 is required at the time students apply to take the Comprehensive MPA exam.

Accounting (M.P.A.)

Common Body of Knowledge0-14
BUSINESS WRITING
STATISTICS FOUNDATIONS
ECONOMICS FOUNDATIONS
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
MARKETING
Accounting Core Requirements0-30
INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
ACCOUNT 261
INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II
TAX I
ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
COST MANAGEMENT
ADVANCED ACCOUNTING
AUDITING
BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW
Advanced Topic Requirements9
ISSUES IN FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
ACCOUNTING THEORY AND APPLIED RESEARCH
INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING
Emphasis9
All students must select at least one emphasis (see below)
Electives12-18
Choice of EITHER Coursework Option (18 credits of electives) OR Comprehensive Exam Option (12 credits of electives and comprehensive exam)
Coursework Option
Select 18 credits of approved graduate business electives (see below)
Comprehensive Exam Option
Select 12 credits of approved graduate business electives (see below)
Successful completion of comprehensive exam
Total Units30-36

 Emphasis (9 credits)

All students must select at least one emphasis. Courses can not be used to satisfy requirements in more than one emphasis.

Taxation

Select three of the following
CORPORATE AND SPECIAL ENTITIES TAXATION
TAX RESEARCH
TAX RESEARCH, VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE, AND PRACTICAL TAX LEARNING
INTERNATIONAL TAXATION
Total Units9

Audit & Analytics

Select three of the following (at least one course must be selected from ITSCM 773, ITSCM 774, and ITSCM 777)
ASSURANCE SERVICES AND SYSTEMS ENGAGEMENTS
FORENSIC ACCOUNTING AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
DATA FOUNDATIONS FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS
DATA ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
BUSINESS PROCESS INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT
DATA MINING FOR BUSINESS
Total Units9

Finance 

Select three of the following
FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS
BUSINESS VALUATION USING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE
CAPITAL BUDGETING
PORTFOLIO THEORY AND PRACTICE
Total Units9

International Business 

Select three of the following
SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING
MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE
GLOBAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
GLOBAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
Total Units9

Customized

Select 9 credits of electives numbered above 730 as approved by an advisor
Total Units9

Electives 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS
ASSURANCE SERVICES AND SYSTEMS ENGAGEMENTS
GOVERNMENTAL AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ACCOUNTING
CORPORATE AND SPECIAL ENTITIES TAXATION
FORENSIC ACCOUNTING AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING
READINGS AND RESEARCH IN ACCOUNTING
PRACTICUM IN PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANCY
SPECIAL STUDIES
INDIVIDUAL STUDIES
PERSUASION AND NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES
BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS
MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE
ECONOMICS OF REGULATION
TIME SERIES ECONOMETRICS AND FORECASTING
ADVANCED BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LAW
BUSINESS VALUATION USING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
REAL ESTATE FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS FINANCE
FINANCIAL MARKETS
CAPITAL BUDGETING
PORTFOLIO THEORY AND PRACTICE
FINANCIAL MODELING
SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS
GLOBAL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS STRATEGY
FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICE MANAGEMENT
DATA FOUNDATIONS FOR BUSINESS ANALYTICS
DATA ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
BUSINESS PROCESS INNOVATION AND MANAGEMENT
DATA MINING FOR BUSINESS
DISASTER RECOVERY AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY
GLOBAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT
APPLIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT
ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS
SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
ETHICS IN THE MARKETPLACE
DIGITAL MARKETING

Business courses not listed above and all non-business courses require prior written approval of the Associate Dean.