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.
|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.|
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.
MSA MS in Accountancy,
Dr. Thomas Calderon
Because the number of students admitted to the program will be limited, admission into this program is not guaranteed. However, to be eligible, for acceptance into the program, a student must earn at least a B in 6200:301 Cost Management and Enterprise Resource Planning, 6200:320 Accounting Information Systems, 6200:321 Intermediate Accounting I, and 6200:322 Intermediate Accounting II and earn a 3.0 or higher GPA in accounting courses, in business courses, and in all University of Akron courses. Students in the program are not required to take the GMAT. Once admitted, all students must continue to maintain minimum GPAs of 3.0 in accounting, business, and overall.
For nine consecutive years, the Princeton Review has rated the College of Business Administration at The University of Akron as one of the best business schools in the nation. Regardless of the field you choose, at Akron you have the opportunity to learn from business faculty involved in business and dedicated to sharing their knowledge with you.
Current students and alumni point to our dedication to meeting the needs of our students by providing an excellent education and solid support service to help students succeed. All of our graduate business programs are flexible, allowing you to study on a full or part time basis. Course loads can vary so that a student can tailor their studies to accommodate work or family driven activities, such as Tax season for accountants or summer vacations for families.
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