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The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that many employers would rather hire applicants in the field of accounting who have a master’s degree, either in accounting or in business administration with a concentration in accounting. As a result, students who pursue an M.S. in accounting gain an advantage in the job hunt.

Specialize in the sub-disciplines within the field

To be successful in the field of accounting, you must not only have a full understanding of accounting principles and the skills to put them into practice but, you also must be an expert in the sub-disciplines within accounting.

That’s why our program is focused on preparing you for a career that requires significant exposure to — and a firm grasp of — these sub-disciplines:

Corporate concentration: Prepare to refine your accounting skills for a career in either a publicly held or private company. Learn about financial, managerial, taxation and International accounting and taxation standards and procedures and how to apply them to various entities.

Forensic concentration: Demand for programs in forensic accounting has risen due to the increase in regulations in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. You will learn about investigative accounting, valuation theory and practice, fraud examination, and more.

Taxation concentration: The taxation concentration will enable you to advise clients regarding the tax law. This track concentrates on federal income taxation as it relates to corporations, partnerships,  and limited liability companies. 

Become a valuable asset in decision-making

The in-depth understanding you will gain in corporate, forensic, and taxation accounting will equip you with the knowledge and ability to understand the role of accounting information in the decision-making process. When you are able to make that kind of contribution to your employer, you become a highly valuable asset. The program further strengthens your abilities in the arena of decision-making by stressing effective communication and collaboration skills and ethical-reasoning ability. 

Take Advantage of a Vast and Comprehensive Set of Resources

Our Marvin K. Peterson Library holds more than 300,000 physical volumes

Online services provide a significant extension beyond the physical volumes, giving you access to 40,000 e-journals and 35,000 e-books.

The Library also houses a Bloomberg Laptop terminal, 79 Dell desktop computers, 8 iMacs, 45 Dell laptops and six iPads for your use. 

All on-campus locations have wireless access for students’ own devices.

For accounting and non-accounting undergraduates and international students, this program meets the accounting requirements for CPA licensing.