The curriculum for the M.S. in Accounting provides an opportunity for promising, motivated students to not only earn a graduate degree but ensure their success in the future.
The program consists of 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework (10 courses). The core curriculum consists of 21 semester hours (seven courses). Nine additional semester hours (three courses) can be completed as electives. One Elon MBA or M.S. in Business Analytics course can be selected as an elective.
Students without an undergraduate degree in accounting are required to complete prerequisite courses, some of which may be offered during the Elon Summer Session prior to entering the program.
Students must complete seven required graduate accounting courses and three electives in order to graduate with the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA). Additionally, at the time of graduation, students must obtain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in their graduate work.
Required Courses (3 credit hours each*)
ACC 6020 Business Ethics for Accounting Professionals
ACC 6300 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACC 6320 International Accounting
ACC 6400 Tax Research
ACC 6420 Taxation of Business Entities
ACC 6500 Accounting Analytics
ACC 6520 Advanced Audit and Assurance Services
Elective courses (3 credit hours each*)
Students choose three of the following courses:**
ACC 6410 Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
ACC 6430 Taxation of Flow-Through Entities
ACC 6450 Issues in Tax Policy and Special Topics
ACC 6510 Principles of Fraud Investigation
ACC 6530 Information Technology and Risk Control
ACC 6550 Internal Auditing
A student can elect to have one elective from the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program rather than taking all three electives in accounting. The selected elective course must be approved by the faculty coordinators of each respective program.
*Credit hours=semester hours
**Subject to availability