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Master of Professional Accountancy

Course Descriptions

ACCT 505 (5: Elective)-Advanced Cost Accounting. This course reviews, enhances, and extends concepts learned in ACCT 305. The focus is on assessing the information needs of end users in the organization, then creating reports (including Excel workbooks) to address those needs.

ACCT 530 (5: Elective)-Governmental and Non-profit Accounting. Accounting and budgetary controls for governmental units and non-profit service organizations, including educational institutions (from school districts to universities) and hospitals. Emphasis is on the advantages, uses, disadvantages, and differences in fund accounting.

ACCT 546 (5: Elective)-Income Tax Accounting II. Taxation of trusts and estates, gratuitous transfers, and the formation and termination of corporations and partnerships, with emphasis on tax compliance, planning, and computer-based tax research.

ACCT 550 (5: Elective)-Advanced Accounting. Accounting theory and practice for business, combinations and consolidated financial statements, foreign currency transactions and translation, partnerships, and advanced special topics.

ACCT 561 (5: Elective)-Fraud Examination. Detection and prevention of financial statement fraud, and other forms of business fraud.

ACCT 575(5: Elective)-International Accounting. Explores the formulation and application of accounting principles in other industrialized countries. Particular emphasis directed toward the harmonization of accounting principles between the U.S. and other countries.

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

ACCT 584 (5: Elective)-Professional Writing and Speaking for the Accountant. Develop written and verbal communications skills for practical application in public, private, and governmental accounting fields. Includes interviewing techniques, preparation and presentation of group and individual reports, and preparation of resumes, letters, memos, and work papers.

ACCT 700 (1: Required)-Master’s Examination

BUS 541 (5: Elective)-Advanced Business Law. The law of negotiable instruments, suretyship, business structures including partnerships and corporations, trusts and estates, bankruptcy and government regulations of business.

ECON 552 (5: Required)-Management Economics and Business. Application of microeconomic theories to managerial decisions and planning under various market structures.

FIN 570 (5: Required)-Advanced Financial Management. 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.

MGT 525 (5: Required)-Strategic management/Business Simulation. Developing accountants as business advisors. Performance measurement, financing, and overall corporate strategy. Business simulation involving professionals.

MGT 589 (5: Required)-Business Ethics. Examination of organizational and professional ethics through a behavioral lens with emphasis on making ethical decisions in these contexts.

SCM 510 (5: Required)-Supply Chain Management Principles and Practices. Adoption of a supply chain orientation toward business management which emphasizes inter-functional and inter-firm relationships to improve coordination of operations and performance of participants in various types of supply chains.