The accelerated BS/MSA program allows outstanding, full-time accounting students to earn both BS and MS degrees by completing 150 semester hours of coursework, which is the minimum number of credit hours required to sit for the CPA exam in Ohio and most other states. All students in this program will complete 30 credits of graduate coursework to fulfill the requirements for the master's degree, nine of which will be taken during the senior year. The program will also provide students with funding opportunities for the fifth year through graduate assistantships, professional internships, and scholarships.
It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing. I-20 forms are processed by the Office of International Programs.
|BS/MSA students must complete a total of 30 graduate credits from the following groups of courses listed below. No more than nine credits can be 500-level (6200:5xx) courses. At least 12 credits must be 600-level accounting (6200:6xx) courses.|
|More information on the Accelerated BS/MS Accounting Program is available from the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy.|
|Courses to be taken Senior year (select 9 credits):|
|6200:554||Information Systems Security||3|
|6500:570||Government & Institutional Accounting||3|
|Accounting and Assurance Core (12-15 credits):|
|6200:615||ERP and Financial Data Communications||3|
|6200:637||Contempory Accounting Issues||3|
|6200:658||Enterprise Risk Assessment and Assurance||3|
|6500:660||Accounting and Assurance Project (capstone course)||3|
|Taxation Core(3-6 credits):|
|6200:627||Survey of Federal Taxation||3|
|6200:631||Corporate Taxation I||3|
|*Students are required to take a different taxation course if they have completed the equivalent of 6200:627 or 6200:531. Students are required to complete at least one course but no more than two courses in the taxation core.|
|Accounting Electives*(0-6 credits):|
|6200:554||Information Systems Security||3|
|6200:570||Government and Institutional Accounting||3|
|6200:659||Assurance Services and Data Mining||3|
|*These electives are open only to students who have not previously completed similar courses.|
|Information Systems Electives(0 - 9 credits):|
|6500:643||Analysis and Design of Business Systems||3|
|6500:641||Business Database Systems||3|
|6500:648||Management of Telecommunications||3|
|The Chair of the School of Accountancy may approve or substitute other relevant information systems courses not listed above. Students pursuing the Accounting Information Systems Option must complete a minimum of 12 credits of information systems courses (i.e., Group D and accounting information systems courses from Group C).|
|Finance Electives (0 - 9 credits):|
|6400:631||Financial Markets and Institutions||3|
|6400:674||Strategic Financial Decision Making||3|
|6400:681||Multinational Corporate Finance||3|
|6400:691||International Markets and Investments||3|
|The Chair of the School of Accountancy may approve or substitute other relevant finance courses not listed above.|
All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.
Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.
Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.
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