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Accounting - M.S.A. Program Requirements

  • Accounting
  • Assurance Services Concentration
  • Taxation Concentration
ACCOUNTING PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)

Course Title Credits
ACCT 53014 Advanced Accounting Systems
3
53020 Corporate Accounting III
3
53033 Income Taxation II
3
53034 Nonprofit Accounting Auditing 3
63022 Professional Issues and Ethics in Accounting 3
Graduate Business Courses *
9
ECON 62021 Business Conditions Analysis and Public Policy (3)

FIN 66061 Financial Management I (3)

MIS 64005 Statistics for Management (3)

Graduate Elective Courses: Students are encouraged, but not required, to select a course from the following. Graduate courses outside of the College of Business must be approved by the M.S.A. coordinator.
3
Graduate Accounting elective courses 
ACCT 53013 Advanced Management Accounting (3)  
63024 IT Audit and Control (3)  
63025 Business Valuation (3)  
63030 International Accounting (3)  
63031 Advanced Auditing Theory and Practice (3)  
63032 Accounting Theory (3)  
63042 Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders (3)  
63043 Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (3)  
63045 Tax Research and Planning (3)  
63092 Internship (3)  
63098 Research in Accounting (3)  
Graduate Business (Non-Accounting) elective courses 
ECON 62022 Managerial Economics (3)  
62061 Monetary Theory and Policy (3)  
62076 International Finance(3)  
FIN 66062 Financial Management II (3)  
66063 Financial Markets and Institutions (3)  
66064 International Financial Management (3)  
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)
Choose one of the following concentrations:
Course Title Credits
Accounting (6)
With the approval of the M.S.A. coordinator, the student may also structure a concentration tailored to the needs of the student by blending the two concentrations and the free elective.

Assurance Services (6)

ACCT 63024 IT Audit and Control  3
63031 Advanced Auditing Theory and Practice 3
Taxation (6)

ACCT 63042 Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders 3
63043 Taxation of Partnerships and Partners
3
TOTAL 33

NOTE: If an M.S.A. student took ACCT 43014, 43020, 43033, or 43034 as a Kent State accounting undergraduate (or took comparable classes in another accounting undergraduate program), the normally required comparable graduate course (ACCT 53014, 53020, 53033 and 53034) will not be required in the M.S. program. Rather, the student will substitute an additional accounting elective for each such course.

*During the admission evaluation, some or all of the above courses might be waived by the M.S.A. coordinator depending on the related undergraduate courses the student has previously taken. The student would then choose other non-accounting graduate business courses to make up the required 9 hours of non-accounting graduate business courses.
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