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Master of Professional Accountancy

Course Descriptions

Accounting Courses

ACCT 505. Controllership (5). Use of case analysis and other techniques to develop managerial accounting analysis and decision-making skills. Study of financial management, planning, and measurement. Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy Program.

ACCT 510. Information Systems Design, Control and Audit (5). Study of techniques and issues in the design, control, and audit of accounting information systems. Use of various methods to develop critical thinking, analysis and communication skills. Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy Program.

ACCT 520. Tax and Legal Strategies for Business (5). Case studies in business law and taxation. Improvement of business law and taxation knowledge and skills, with emphasis on (1) legal issue considerations, (2) choice of entity, and (3) entity dissolution. Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy Program and ACCT 570.

ACCT 561. Fraud Examination (5). Detection and prevention of financial statement fraud, and other forms of business fraud. Cross-listed: ACCT 461. May not received credit for both. Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy Program.

ACCT 565. Current Issues in Information Technologies (5). Current issues in information technologies and their relevance for accounting professionals. Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy Program.

ACCT 570. Foundations of Income Taxation (5). Introduction to income taxation of corporations, partnerships, individuals, and estates and trusts, with emphasis on tax compliance, planning, and computer-based tax research. Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy Program.

ACCT 581. Seminar in Financial Accounting (5). Use of case analysis and other techniques to develop financial accounting analysis and decision-making skills. Study of FASB Accounting Standards Codification. Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy Program.

ACCT 583. Seminar in Auditing (5). Use of case analysis and other techniques to develop auditing analysis and decision-making skills. Study of AICPA Professional Standards. Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy Program.

ACCT 580. Advanced Taxation (5). Taxation of trusts and estates, gratuitous transfers, and the formation and termination of corporations and partnerships, with emphasis on tax compliance and computer-based tax research. Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy Program.

ACCT 585. Seminar in Professional Accountancy and Ethics (5). Use of case analysis and other techniques to develop professional analysis, decision-making, and ethics skills. Study of AICPA Professional Standards. Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy Program.

ACCT 590. Cooperative Education (5). An individualized contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. The contractual arrangement involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination. Prior approval is required. Grade will be S or U.

ACCT 596. Individual Study (1-6) Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

ACCT 598. Special Topics (1-6)

ACCT 700. Master's Thesis, Project Study, and/or Examination (1) Designed to credit and record supervised study for the Master's thesis, non-thesis project, studio project, public recital, and/or examination. Prerequisite: permission of Chair of student's graduate faculty supervisory committee. Grade will be either S or U.

Economics Course

ECON 552. Managerial Economics and Business Strategy (5). Application of microeconomic theories to managerial decisions and planning under various market structures. Prerequisite, admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy program.

Finance Course

FIN 570. Advanced Financial Management (5). An in-depth and rigorous review of the theory and empirical evidence related to the investment and financing policies of the firm, including financial valuations, capital management, financial decisions and risk analysis through lectures and cases. Prerequisite, admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy program.

Management Course

MGT 525. Strategic Management/Business Simulation (5). Developing accountants as business advisors. Performance measurement, financing, and overall corporate strategy. Business simulation involving professionals. Prerequisite, admission to the Master of Professional Accountancy program.