2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Master of Science in Accounting, M.S.


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BUS-501, Survey of Business, will be required as part of the foundational courses if the applicant’s GPA is below a 3.0 and/or if the applicant’s undergraduate degree was outisde of the area of business.

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 following foundational courses must be completed at either the undergraduate or graduate level before beginning the required courses. If all foundational courses have been completed at the time of acceptance, then students are accepted directly into the Master of Science in Accounting program. However, if any one of the foundational courses has not been completed at the time of acceptance, then students are accepted into the Master of Science in Accounting Bridge program. Once all foundational courses are completed, students may begin the required Master of Science in Accounting courses. 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 below a 3.0 and/or if the applicant’s undergraduate degree was outside the area of business. ​

Foundational Course Requirements (some prerequisite courses may be required, as noted below):

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

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