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Accounting-M.S.A.

COLLEGE: College of Business Administration

DEPARTMENT: Department of Accounting
Room 550, Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2545
E-mail: accounting@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/business/accounting
DESCRIPTION: The Master of Science in Accounting is for students interested in specializing in accounting. Students take accounting courses with courses in the various business disciplines, allowing them to become well-rounded professionals. The combination of coursework with the option of an internship provides students with a strong theoretical foundation in accounting as well as an understanding of the practical applications of the discipline. The program also emphasizes the development of communication, interpersonal and analytical problem-solving skills through the use of case studies, team and individual projects, and computers for accounting and auditing applications. Upon completion and 150 semester credit hours, students will be considered as having met the educational requirement for sitting for the CPA exam in Ohio. 

Students in the Master of Science in Accounting have the option to select a concentration from the following: Assurance Services or Taxation.

The Assurance Services concentration allows students to specialize their degree with courses in advanced auditing and IT auditing. Graduates are prepared for responsible leadership positions in public, corporate, nonprofit and government accounting. Upon completion and 150 semester credit hours, students will be considered as having met the educational requirement for sitting for the CPA exam in Ohio. 

The Taxation concentration allows students to specialize their degree with courses in corporate and partnership taxation. Graduates are prepared for responsible leadership positions in public, corporate, nonprofit and government accounting. Upon completion and 150 semester credit hours, students will be considered as having met the educational requirement for sitting for the CPA exam in Ohio.

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
Official transcript(s), GMAT, goal statement, three letters of recommendation, resume and TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or PTE, if applicable.

GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of 33 semester hour of coursework. Additional coursework is required if students do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting.

PROGRAM FEE: None
ACCREDITATION: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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