MSA+ Certificate Option

Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)+ Certificate Option

Distinguish yourself from your peers! In addition to the MSA program where students choose any four business electives, the MSA+ program provides an opportunity for students to earn an MSA degree plus a graduate certificate in a non-accounting business area. Adding a graduate business certificate enhances the strong accounting foundation obtained in the MSA program with a concentration in another business management area.

Though students can earn a certificate from various disciplines, the most popular graduate certificates for MSA students are: Finance, Management, or Service Management. Other graduate certificates are available in Health Care Administration, Innovation Management, International Business, Marketing, Operations Management, and Project Management. Some certificate courses are only available on campus, some are only available online and some are available in both delivery methods.

Below are sample MSA+ degree plans on a Flexible schedule option, which means the non-accounting courses are all offered online. The sample schedules are designed for students who have completed all pre-requisites.

 Campus    Online OL 

MSA+ Finance Certificate (30 credit hours)

 

Year 1

Fall 2019  CH Spring 2020 CH Summer 2020 CH

ACCT 6010

Financial Acct Theory                       

 3

ACCT 6720 or ACCT Elective*

Corporate & Partnership Tax

 3

ACCT 6770 OL

Fed Tax Research & Plan

 3

FNCE 6000 OL

Corporate Financial Management

 3

FNCE 6400 OL

International Financial Management

 3    
Total    6 Total    6 Total    3

 

Year 2

Fall 2019  CH Spring 2020 CH Summer 2020 CH

ACCT 6620                                 

Advanced Auditing

 3

ACCT 6510

Accounting Ethics & Institutions

 3

ACCT 6740/6200 or

Graduate ACCT Internship*

 3

FNCE 6200 OL

Investment Mgmt. & Analysis

 3

Graduate ACCT Internship*

(or summer option)

 3

FNCE 6500 OL

Managerial Econ & the Bus. Cycle

 
Total    6 Total    6 Total    3

*Students may take an Accounting Internship in Spring 2021 instead of taking two courses in Summer 2021.

MSA+ Management Certificate (30 credit hours)

Year 1

Fall 2019  CH Spring 2020 CH Summer 2020 CH

ACCT 6010                                      

Financial Acct Theory              

 3

ACCT 6720 or ACCT Elective*

Corporate & Partnership Tax

 3

ACCT 6770 OL

Fed Tax Research & Plan

 3

MGMT 6300 OL

Managing HR for Comp Advantage

 3

MGMT 6000 OL

Leading/Managing in Changing Times

 3    
Total    6 Total    6 Total    3

 

Year 2

Fall 2019  CH Spring 2020 CH Summer 2020 CH

ACCT 6620                                            

Advanced Auditing                   

 3

ACCT 6510

Accounting Ethics & Institutions

 3

ACCT 6740/6200 or

Graduate ACCT Internship*

 3

MGMT 6xxx (6400)

Legal Issues in HR                          

 3

BUAD 6700 OL

Service Management

 3

 

 
Total    6 Total    6 Total    3

*Students who took ACCT 4220 (or equivalent) Corporate & Partnership Tax at the Undergraduate level will choose an Accounting Elective.

MSA+ Service Management Certificate (30) credit hours)

Year 1

Fall 2019  CH Spring 2020 CH Summer 2020 CH

ACCT 6010

Financial Acct Theory

 3

ACCT 6720 or ACCT Elective*

Corporate & Partnership Tax

 3

ACCT 6770 OL

Fed Tax Research & Plan

 3

MGMT 6300 OL

Managing HR for Competitive Advantage

 3

MKTG 6400 (winterm/pre-Spring/

4 weeks) Service Marketing

 3    
   

MKTG 6000 OL

Marketing Strategy

 3    
Total    6 Total    9 Total    3

 

Year 2

Fall 2019  CH Spring 2020 CH

ACCT 6620

Advanced Auditing                                                 

 3

ACCT 6510                                                                      

Accounting Ethics & Institutions

 3

ACCT 6740 or

Graduate ACCT Internship                     

 3

BUAD 6700 OL

Service Management

 3

MSA+ Marketing Certificate (30 credit hours)

Year 1

Fall 2019  CH Spring 2020 CH Summer 2020 CH

ACCT 6010                                          

Financial Acct Theory

 3

ACCT 6720 or ACCT Elective*       

Corporate & Partnership Tax

 3

ACCT 6770 OL                     

Fed Tax Research & Plan

 3

MKTG 6000 OL

Marketing Strategy                     

 3

MKTG 6400 (winterm/pre-Spring/

4 weeks) Service Marketing

 3    
Total    6 Total    6 Total    3

 

Year 2

Fall 2019  CH Spring 2020 CH Summer 2020 CH

ACCT 6620

Advanced Auditing

 3

ACCT 6510                                      

Accounting Ethics & Institutions

 3

ACCT 6740/6200 or                        

Graduate ACCT Internship*

 3

MKTG 6500 OL

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