2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
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2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Master of Science in Accounting

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The Master of Science in Accounting program requires an application for admission and a personal letter explaining the student’s qualifications for graduate work.   International students must submit a TOEFL score of 563. TOEFL test takers after September 24, 2005, who take the revised TOEFL will be admitted into the MS Accounting program with a speaking sub-score of 23, writing sub-score of 20 and reading and listening scores of 21 or higher and a combined score of 85 or higher.  TOEFL iBT of 85 (PBT - 563) is equivalent to an IELTS 6.0

Applicants to the MS Accounting program with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale may apply for conditional acceptance.

The John E. Simon School of Business introduced the Master of Science in Accounting the 2016-2017 academic year. This program, as are all programs at Maryville University, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  However, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), our specialized accrediting organization, will not add any new programs to the list of accredited programs until the new program has been offered for two years, and its first students have graduated.

Foundational Course Requirements

The foundational course requirements must be completed before beginning the required courses.  These courses may be taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.   Foundational course requirements may be waived if the applicant possesses an undergraduate degree in accounting.  BUS-501, Survey of Business, will be required as part of the foundational courses if the applicant’s GPA is 2.5 or below.

Foundational Course Requirements:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Finance
  • Macroeconomics or Microeconomics
  • Business Statistics or Elementary Statistics
  • Financial Reporting I
  • Financial Reporting II
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting (or Cost Accounting)
  • Auditing


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