M.S. Accounting

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/graduate/accounting.html

OVERVIEW

The Master of Science in Accounting degree is a 30-credit-hour program that provides a tailored educational experience for students to take their accounting skills to the next level, qualify to sit for professional accounting certification examinations, and advance their careers in accounting.  

The Master of Science in Accounting (MS Accounting) program is designed to develop the student’s leadership, decision-making, and critical-thinking abilities. Students in the MS Accounting program gain extensive experience in the research, analysis, documentation, communication and real-world problems in accounting and taxation. The faculty strives to prepare graduate accounting students for career opportunities and compete effectively in global business.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, and Internal Revenue Code.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking by examining and evaluating alternative solutions to accounting problems.
  • Display ability to critically evaluate ethical issues in accounting.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate technical content clearly and concisely.

Entry Requirements

Students will be admitted into the MS Accounting program by the faculty once the following application criteria are met:

  • Students with a Bachelor's Degree or minor in accounting or finance:
    • Successful admission to graduate school.
  • Students without a Bachelor's Degree or minor in accounting or finance:
    • Successful admission into graduate school and 
    • ACCT 5300 Foundations of Accounting (1 hour) and ACCT 5303 Accounting and Management (3 hours) or 3 years of professional accounting experience.

Master of Science - Accounting Program Requirements

ACCT 5305Accounting Theory3
ACCT 5315Business Law for Accountants3
ACCT 5340Ethics in Accounting3
ACCT 5345Financial Statement Analysis3
ACCT 5350Forensic Accounting3
ACCT 5355International Accounting3
ACCT 5365Accounting Research Seminar3
ACCT 5370Auditing Seminar3
ACCT 5090Comprehensive Examination0
Approved Graduate Electives6
Total Credit Hours30

Master of Science in Accounting - Accounting Information Systems and Control Program Requirements

ACCT 5305Accounting Theory3
ACCT 5310Advanced Accounting Systems3
ACCT 5315Business Law for Accountants3
ACCT 5340Ethics in Accounting3
ACCT 5345Financial Statement Analysis3
ACCT 5350Forensic Accounting3
ACCT 5355International Accounting3
ACCT 5360Information Technology Audit3
ACCT 5365Accounting Research Seminar3
ACCT 5370Auditing Seminar3
ACCT 5090Comprehensive Examination0
Total Credit Hours30

Master of Science in Accounting - Analytical Financial Management Program Requirements

FIN 5307Financial Management3
FIN 5301International Fin Strategy3
FIN 5389Selected Topics in Finance ((Advanced Financial Management))3
ACCT 5305Accounting Theory3
ACCT 5315Business Law for Accountants3
ACCT 5340Ethics in Accounting3
ACCT 5345Financial Statement Analysis3
ACCT 5350Forensic Accounting3
ACCT 5355International Accounting3
ACCT 5365Accounting Research Seminar3
ACCT 5370Auditing Seminar3
ACCT 5090Comprehensive Examination0
Total Credit Hours33

Master of Science in Accounting - Cybersecurity Program Requirements

ACCT 5305Accounting Theory3
ACCT 5315Business Law for Accountants3
ACCT 5340Ethics in Accounting3
ACCT 5345Financial Statement Analysis3
ACCT 5350Forensic Accounting3
ACCT 5355International Accounting3
ACCT 5365Accounting Research Seminar3
ACCT 5370Auditing Seminar3
ACCT 5090Comprehensive Examination0
CIS 5370Foundations of Information Security3
CIS 5371Enterprise Cybersecurity Management3
CIS 5372Network and Systems Security3
CIS 5373Digital Forensics3
Total Credit Hours36

Master of Science in Accounting - Data Analytics Program Requirements

ACCT 5305Accounting Theory3
ACCT 5315Business Law for Accountants3
ACCT 5340Ethics in Accounting3
ACCT 5345Financial Statement Analysis3
ACCT 5350Forensic Accounting3
ACCT 5355International Accounting3
ACCT 5365Accounting Research Seminar3
ACCT 5370Auditing Seminar3
ACCT 5090Comprehensive Examination0
CIS 5353Data Analytics and Management3
CIS 5355Visual Analytics3
CIS 5357Applied Machine Learning 3
CIS 5356Web & Social Analytics3
Total Credit Hours36

Master of Science in Accounting - Tax Compliance and Planning Program Requirements

ACCT 5305Accounting Theory3
ACCT 5315Business Law for Accountants3
ACCT 5320Corporate Tax3
ACCT 5335Estate Planning3
ACCT 5340Ethics in Accounting3
ACCT 5345Financial Statement Analysis3
ACCT 5350Forensic Accounting3
ACCT 5355International Accounting3
ACCT 5365Accounting Research Seminar3
ACCT 5370Auditing Seminar3
ACCT 5375Tax Research3
ACCT 5090Comprehensive Examination0
Total Credit Hours33