Students interested in pursuing the MS in Accountancy will follow one of three course-sequence paths depending on their undergraduate degree:

  • Non-business
  • Non-accounting business
    Accountancy

The candidate with a non-business undergraduate degree will normally need to complete 26 courses or 78 hours of business and accounting study: 48 hours taken at the undergraduate level and 30 hours taken at the graduate level. Several of the business preparatory courses may be waived for the student with a business minor or concentration.

The candidate with a business undergraduate degree not in accountancy will normally need to complete 16 courses or 48 hours of business study: 18 hours taken at the undergraduate level and 30 hours taken at the graduate level. Several of the business preparatory courses may be waived for the student who has taken courses such as intermediate accountancy, income taxation, and/or business law. Additional preparatory coursework may be required if there is insufficient business or accountancy coursework in the student’s background.

Students who have an undergraduate degree in accountancy may complete the program in as few as 10 courses or 30 hours. Like the MBA, the MS in Accountancy degree can be completed in three semesters covering just over one calendar year.

To view MS in Accountancy courses by term, click here.