The graduate program builds upon the undergraduate study of accounting by introducing more complex accounting practices and reasoning into the functional areas of accounting: cost, tax, auditing and advanced financial. The graduate program also addresses the legal environment of business and business ethics, accounting research, and the theory and methodology of the accounting discipline. It is central to the mission of the program that students be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. A significant component of all graduate courses will be oral presentations and discussions as well as written assignments.
Core courses and prerequisites. The following courses or their equivalents are required before beginning the graduate program. The graduate committee will evaluate a student’s transcript to determine whether a core course requirement has been met. At the committee’s discretion, a student may be allowed to take certain graduate courses concurrently with these core courses:
- Financial Accounting.
- Cost Accounting.
- Intermediate Accounting I and II.
- Federal Income Tax.
- Introduction to Economics.
Area courses. A student must complete at least one course, either graduate or undergraduate, in each of the following areas:
- Management or Marketing.