The Master of Science in Accounting curriculum at Kent State University provides advanced accounting coursework with the opportunity to structure a concentration tailored to your needs.
If you have an undergraduate accounting major, you can complete the 30-credit hours of the MS in Accounting program in as little as two semesters full-time. If you do not have an undergraduate accounting degree, you can complete the MS in Accounting in 51 credit hours or less.
Undergraduate Accounting Core
You must complete the undergraduate accounting core, either in an undergraduate program or once you arrive at Kent State. You may take undergraduate accounting courses concurrently with graduate courses provided all pre-requisites are met. The core courses are required regardless of any work experience within the accounting profession.
Undergraduate Accounting Core Courses
|ACCT||33001||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACCT||33004||Intro to Accounting Systems||3|
|ACCT||33012||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|ACCT||43010||Principles of Auditing||3|
|ACCT||43031||Income Taxation – Individual Taxation||3|
|FIN||36072||Law of Commercial Transactions||3|
MSA Program Graduate Course Requirements
The MSA program requires 30 hours of graduate coursework. The program requirements include 4 graduate accounting courses (12 hours), 3 or 4 graduate accounting electives (9 – 12 hours), and 2 or 3 graduate non-accounting business electives (6 – 9 hours). If you have already taken one or more of the required graduate accounting courses in your undergraduate accounting program, you will substitute a graduate accounting elective for each course.
Required Graduate Accounting Courses
|ACCT||53009||Accounting Data Analytics||3|
|ACCT||53020||Advanced Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT||53033||Income Taxation II - Entity Taxation||3|
|ACCT||63022||Professional Issues and Ethics in Accounting||3|
Three or Four Accounting Electives from the Following List
|ACCT||53013||Advanced Managerial Accounting||3|
|ACCT||53095||Special Topics: Accounting||3|
|ACCT||63024||IT Audit: Controls and Analytics||3|
|ACCT||53043||Internal Audit and Forensic Accounting||3|
|ACCT||63031||Advanced Auditing Theory and Practice||3|
|ACCT||63045||Tax Planning and Research||3|
|Total Hours||9 or 12|
Two or Three Non-Accounting Electives (3 credits each)
The MSA program provides students option to focus electives in a particular discipline or choose electives from multiple areas (6 or 9 credit hours):
- Business Analytics
- International Business
Non-accounting electives are selected in consultation with the MSA coordinator.
Total Combined Hours for MSA Program: 30