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MS in Accounting

MS in Accounting Program

The MS in Accounting program, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, helps students develop strong, comprehensive functional and technical skills as well as a specialized, in-depth understanding of the complexities of current accounting and tax practice. Classroom learning is immediately transferrable to the job and also prepares students to sit for the New Jersey CPA examination. We design our programs to give you the skills and confidence necessary to thrive in a dynamic global marketplace. You’ll learn to be both flexible and strategic, so you can plan ahead and seize opportunities as they arise. Our highly qualified graduates go on to work in a wide variety of corporations, nonprofit institutions and in
the public sector.

CURRICULUM (EFFECTIVE FALL 2017)
The MS in Accounting consists of a total of 11 courses—students may choose solely from the list below or take nine of the listed courses with two electives of related courses at the 500 or 600 level (with approval by the Chair or Graduate Coordinator). Each listed course is three credits.

REQUIRED COURSE
ACCT 542 Comprehensive Issues in Public Accountancy

CHOOSE 10 COURSES FROM THE COURSES BELOW (INCLUDING FORENSIC ACCOUNTING COURSES)
BSLW 503 Business Law I
ACCT 506 Internal Auditing
ACCT 508 Governmental and Not for Profit Accounting
ACCT 510 Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 514 Advanced Taxation for Accountants
ACCT 523 Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT 525 International Taxation & International Management Accounting
ACCT 540 International Accounting and Auditing
ACCT 515-01 Ethics in Business and Accounting (online) 
CMST 582 Presentation & Communication Skills for Business

FORENSIC ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATE COURSES*
BSLW 506 Legal Issues in Forensic Accounting
ACCT 526 Fraud Examination
ACCT 527 Forensic Accounting
ACCT 528 Business Valuation

* All four courses must be completed to attain the Forensic Accounting Certificate — individual courses may be taken as electives.

For more information, please contact Dr. James DiGabriele at 973-655-4174 or digabrielej@mail.montclair.edu