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$15,210* Total Tuition
12-20 months Duration
30** Credit Hours
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Program Overview

Discover why our 100% online Master of Accountancy stands out

In the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Online MAcc program, you will build on your base knowledge of accounting principles and business applications to further develop the analytical and problem-solving skills used to inform financial decision-making. This program can also be applied to the 150 hours required to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.

In this accredited master’s program online, you will study auditing and assurance services; the use of information systems in accounting, forensic accounting, taxation and business strategy, and more. Our curriculum also offers courses on oil, gas and energy as well as information-systems accounting.

$15,200*

Total Tuition

12-20 months

Duration

30**

Credit Hours

The MAcc online program will enable you to:

  • Gain an understanding of accounting theory within the context of policy setting and financial reporting
  • Comprehend advanced management accounting issues including cost behavior, activity-based costing, budgeting, pricing, cost management, capital investment and inventory management
  • Study external auditing processes including the documentation, testing and evaluation of internal controls, as well as the design and implementation of corroborative substantive tests
  • Complete an advanced study of taxation as it applies to sole proprietorships, C and S corporations, partnerships, limited liability entities, and fiduciaries
  • Develop procedures for identifying the applicable accounting issues, locating appropriate authority, and communicating the results of professional research
  • Apply methods and technological tools used to detect occupational fraud. These include the steps in conducting an investigation, use of technological tools, witness and suspect interviewing techniques, investigation report writing, and expert testimony.
  • Explore the integration of financial accounting, auditing, taxation, managerial accounting and accounting information systems to assess their relationship individually and collectively to business decision-making
  • Gain an understanding of accounting theory within the context of policy setting and financial reporting
  • Comprehend advanced management accounting issues including cost behavior, activity-based costing, budgeting, pricing, cost management, capital investment and inventory management
  • Study external auditing processes including the documentation, testing and evaluation of internal controls, as well as the design and implementation of corroborative substantive tests
  • Complete an advanced study of taxation as it applies to sole proprietorships, C and S corporations, partnerships, limited liability entities, and fiduciaries
  • Develop procedures for identifying the applicable accounting issues, locating appropriate authority, and communicating the results of professional research
  • Apply methods and technological tools used to detect occupational fraud. These include the steps in conducting an investigation, use of technological tools, witness and suspect interviewing techniques, investigation report writing, and expert testimony.
  • Explore the integration of financial accounting, auditing, taxation, managerial accounting and accounting information systems to assess their relationship individually and collectively to business decision-making
  • Gain an understanding of accounting theory within the context of policy setting and financial reporting
  • Comprehend advanced management accounting issues including cost behavior, activity-based costing, budgeting, pricing, cost management, capital investment and inventory management
  • Study external auditing processes including the documentation, testing and evaluation of internal controls, as well as the design and implementation of corroborative substantive tests
  • Complete an advanced study of taxation as it applies to sole proprietorships, C and S corporations, partnerships, limited liability entities, and fiduciaries
  • Develop procedures for identifying the applicable accounting issues, locating appropriate authority, and communicating the results of professional research
  • Apply methods and technological tools used to detect occupational fraud. These include the steps in conducting an investigation, use of technological tools, witness and suspect interviewing techniques, investigation report writing, and expert testimony.
  • Explore the integration of financial accounting, auditing, taxation, managerial accounting and accounting information systems to assess their relationship individually and collectively to business decision-making

Accountancy career opportunities:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Corporate Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Corporate Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer

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The College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The TAMU-CC College of Business is one of only 193 business schools worldwide holding dual accreditation in both business and accounting programs.

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Tuition

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The Online MAcc program at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi provides an affordable pathway to earning a respected graduate degree.

$15,210* Total Tuition
$1,521* Per Course

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Regents.

Additional Fees

Master's degrees require a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $50 for U.S. residents and $70 for international applicants. Applicants requesting to change term of entry to a future term, within the year, may request this change one time without submitting a new application fee.

A $50 late fee is assessed for tuition payments made after the deadline.

Courses may be subject to proctoring exams up to $75 plus late fees.

Financial Aid Can Help Pay Your Tuition

Scholarships and loans are available. The application period for the academic year began January 1st. The application is valid for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Complete the FAFSA, available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.Enter Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Federal School Code (011161) in Step 6 on the FAFSA form.

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial Aid Office
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5772
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5772

Phone: 361-825-2338
Fax: 361-825-6095
[email protected]

Veteran Affairs Contact & Benefit Information

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is committed to recruiting, retaining, and supporting active duty service members, veterans, and dependents to maintain a diverse and highly qualified student body, faculty, and staff. For additional information, please visit the Veterans Affairs Office site.

Veterans Affairs Office
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Veterans Affairs Office
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5775
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5775

Phone: 361-825-2331 or 361-825-3610
Fax: 361-825-2533

$15,210* Total Tuition
$1,521* Per Course

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Take advantage of our flexible, 100% online format with 7-week courses and several start dates throughout the year. Find the most convenient start date for you and apply online by the corresponding application due date.

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Dropping a Course While Remaining Enrolled in Other Courses

A student dropping a course or courses yet remaining enrolled in the University for at least one course on or before specified date may be subject to a 100% refund of applicable tuition and fees according to the schedule.

Withdrawing from All Courses for the Term

A student officially and completely withdrawing from the University during the semester may be subject to a refund of applicable tuition and fees according to the schedule.

A review of accounts is done at the conclusion of the withdrawal refund period to insure proper payment of tuition and fees. Refunds will be processed after each audit. Withdrawals are calculated based on the total tuition and fees, not the amount paid. Refunds are available in three forms: direct deposit, paper check or BankMobile Vibe account. To find out more information about the BankMobile Refund Process, go to BankMobile. Your billing, permanent and local addresses must be current in order to receive all vital information. Please update your addresses on SAIL or with the Registrar's Office.

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Admissions

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Please review the admission guidelines for the Online MAcc program below. For specific questions or more details, view our Admission FAQs.

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  • 3.0 GPA or above in the last 60 hours: No GMAT scores are required
  • 2.75 – 2.99 GPA in the last 60 hours: No GMAT scores are required and conditional admission will be granted
    • Students with a conditional admission will be required to earn at least a 3.0 GPA in their first three graduate courses to continue in the program
    • Enrollment in additional courses will not be allowed until acceptable GMAT scores are received
  • 2.5 – 2.749 GPA in the last 60 hours: GMAT scores will be required
    • School code is 6849. Generally, scores over 5 years old will not be accepted

  • Submit the following:
    • A nonrefundable application fee ($50 domestic / $70 international)
    • A current resume
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • An essay describing your professional and educational goals in at least 500 words.
  • All admissions documents can be uploaded here
    • All official transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate coursework taken at any accredited college or university attended. These must be sent directly from the granting institution(s) to Recruitment and Admissions via email or to:

Office of Recruitment and Admissions
ATTN: Graduate Admissions
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit # 5774
Student Services Center 101
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5774

**MBA Transfer Credit Policy - A student may transfer up to 9 semester hours of graduate credit [advanced courses only] from another AACSB university with the permission of the Director of Master's Programs, if it is determined appropriate to the degree being sought. Graduate coursework transferred from other regionally accredited institutions of higher education prior to acceptance cannot be older than seven years at the time the master's degree is awarded. Credit to be earned at other institutions after acceptance in the graduate program must be taken at an AACSB accredited program and approved in advance. Approval is granted at the discretion of the Director of Master's Programs.

***Applicants without an undergraduate accounting major could be required to complete up to 18 semester credit hours of undergraduate accounting courses (available online in seven week mini-terms) in addition to the 30 graduate semester credit hours in the Master of Accountancy program.

****Applicants need to be undergraduate accounting majors to meet TX face to face requirements for the CPA

If you have submitted an application for the online program and prefer to change your entry term, please complete the Change Term of Entry form and email to [email protected] or fax to (361) 825-5887. Applicants may request a change of term once a year. All additional requests will require a new application fee.

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Courses

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Students in our Online MAcc program must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours). The curriculum includes eight core courses and two business electives.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course presents practice of general accounting research. Content includes study of professional research using authoritative standards and databases. The course develops procedures for identifying the applicable accounting issues, locating appropriate authority, and communicating the results of professional research. Through comprehensive case studies, students will obtain hands-on experience in researching and evaluating technical accounting, tax, and audit issues. Prerequisites: Accounting foundation courses or their equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the research process to open-ended accounting and auditing problems (including gathering relevant facts, identifying accounting issues, brainstorming solutions, then researching and communicating the issues)
  • Identify the research databases most relevant to a given research situation
  • Be proficient using research databases, particularly Checkpoint, the FASB Codification, eIFRS, as well as other research resources
  • Effectively communicate accounting issues in writing and deliver a presentation in an organized effective manner

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The use of case studies to explore the integration of financial accounting, auditing, taxation, managerial accounting and accounting information systems to assess their relationship individually and collectively to business decision-making. Must be taken at the end of the program after completion of all advanced, non-elective courses. In unusual circumstances, it may be taken concurrently with the final non-elective courses with the written permission of the Director of Master’s Programs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply financial accounting, auditing, taxation, managerial accounting and accounting information systems knowledge to the analysis and evaluation of case studies
  • Develop written and oral communication skills
  • Understand the ethical considerations of accounting and business decisions
  • Apply research and analytical skills to develop solutions to current accounting and business issues

Student must complete 3 of the following courses

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced topics in auditing and assurance services such as: fraud auditing, operational auditing, assurance services for information technology and e-commerce, auditor ethics, legal liability, risk assessment, and audit technology issues. Prerequisites: accounting foundation courses or their equivalent.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Improve analysis, problem-solving, research, and decision-making skills.
  • Create professional technical memos that integrate the research of professional standards with analysis of fact-based scenarios commonly found in accounting practice.
  • Identify the role of the economic, regulatory, and technology environment in auditors’ decision-making (i.e., seeing the big picture).
  • Demonstrate the ability to find and use resources (reference materials, data, and information sources) to solve problems.
  • Develop abilities and skills in working with others as a team.
  • Develop skills in the exercise of professional judgment.
  • Developing ethical principles to guide ethical decision-making.
  • Analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view.
  • Describe the latest trends in auditing and assurance services.
  • Conduct and evaluate auditing research at the primary level.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A conceptual approach to the use of cost accounting information to support decision-makers as they develop, communicate, implement, evaluate and modify organizational strategy. The linkage between cost management and strategy is facilitated by examining such tools as: cost driver, value chain, and organizational design analyses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of current topics in accounting information systems. Topics include the role of accounting information systems and their applications in a variety of computer environments including the Internet, service organizations, and centralized and decentralized environments. Prerequisites: accounting foundation courses or their equivalent.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and describe basic computerized information systems concepts.
  • Read and design systems documentation to identify procedures and assess controls.
  • Identify main procedures of payroll and manufacturing cycles including controls, data stores, and reports generated by payroll cycle and its role in decision making.
  • Demonstrate the ability to present the accounting payroll cycle and its procedures, reports, and technologies with professional and technical presentation skills.
  • Develop working knowledge of coding hierarchy of parts, processes, and different types of inventory items within the conversion cycle.
  • List and explain the objectives, approaches, and risks in adopting and implementing Enterprise Resource Planning computerized accounting systems.
  • Identify and describe the general and application controls found in computerized accounting systems and the methods used to assess and control risks.
  • Use ACL software and apply multiple data verification techniques.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of diverse accounting theories and concepts. Includes an intensive study of the underlying framework of financial accounting. Contemporary accounting issues are emphasized focusing on proper financial statement presentation and disclosure. Includes the study of similarities and differences between U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards and the related convergence projects. Prerequisites: accounting foundation courses or their equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand competing approaches to the development of accounting theory including equity theories
  • Identify attempts by authoritative bodies to develop accounting theory and critique their impact on accounting thought
  • Analyze the conceptual framework and its influence on current standards
  • Understand how academic research and the application of the scientific method contribute to accounting thought
  • Apply research and problem-solving skills to current financial reporting problems
  • Understand the similarities and differences between U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards and the related convergence projects
  • Understand the impact of competing

Students must choose 3 of the following courses below.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) Development and integration of budgets, variable budgets, cash budgets, capital budgets, and cost-volume-profit analysis for operational planning and financial controls. Case Study orientation. Prerequisite: ACCT 5312.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course will cover the concepts and skills of forensic accounting investigations. The course focuses on the methods and technological tools used to detect occupational fraud. These include the steps in conducting an investigation, use of technological tools, witness and suspect interviewing techniques, investigation report writing, and expert testimony. Prerequisites: graduate standing and ACCT 3340 or ACCT 4311 or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the three elements of the fraud triangle and apply it to case scenarios
  • Describe the traits of the most common occupational fraud schemes
  • Identify the steps necessary to conduct a forensic accounting investigation
  • Analyze evidence using technological tools commonly used in forensic accounting
  • Describe the types of questions for suspects and non-suspects in an interview
  • Analyze verbal responses and nonverbal behavior in an interview or presentation

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
1-3 Semester Credit Hours (1-3 Lecture Hours) in an identified topic in accounting. May be repeated for significantly different topics with written permission from the Director of Master's Programs.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
1-3 Semester Credit Hours Contact the Director of Master's Programs.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course will cover ethical theory, ethical reasoning, integrity, objectivity, independence and other core values and regulatory requirements associated with the practice of professional accounting and decision making of other executives. It will emphasize corporate governance in the post-Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory environment. Students who receive credit for ACCT 4345 of ACCT 5345 cannot also receive credit for BLAW 5345. This course does not meet the requirements of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Rule 511.58 for those who plan to take the CPA exam

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and understand ethical theories, ethical reasoning, integrity, objectivity, independence, and other core values associated with the decision making of business executives, accounting, and other professionals
  • Gain ethics-related knowledge and apply general concepts of ethical behavior in decision-making process and dealing with various stakeholders
  • Apply ethical issues that influence business executives and other professionals to classic cases and to current issues in today’s global economy
  • Analyze accounting and business situations, identify ethical dilemmas, and apply appropriate ethical theory to resolve these in a socially responsible manner
  • Exercise professional and ethical judgment in the post-Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory environment
  • Synthesize the above concepts, rules, and theories, demonstrated through application pertaining to ethics cases and current issues

Student must select 2 courses 

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the basic principles of oil and gas accounting. Course topics include upstream oil and gas operations, successful efforts accounting, full cost pool accounting, accounting for production, exploration and construction, joint interest accounting, international operations, oil and gas taxation, and analysis of oil and gas financial statements. Prerequisites: graduate standing and ACCT 3311 or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of oil and gas terminology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic methods of oil and gas accounting including successful efforts, and full cost pool accounting
  • Develop an understanding of accounting for petroleum exploration, production, and construction activities
  • Develop an understanding of the various entities utilized in oil and gas such as partnerships, joint ventures, and joint interest arrangements
  • Develop an understanding of basic oil and gas taxation
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze oil and gas financial statements
  • Demonstrate the ability to research, analyze and discuss alternative energy initiatives and related specific accounting methods and issues
  • Demonstrate the ability to research, analyze, and discuss international energy accounting methods and issues

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A framework to analyze how tax rules affect decision-making. Cases and problems, taken from historical and current developments in tax planning, develop understanding of how changes in tax rules influence the behavior of various constituents in the broad business and regulatory environment. Prerequisites: ACCT 5312 or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how investment strategies, financing strategies, and business strategies are linked through taxes
  • Understand how business decisions are affected by non-tax regulatory policies and non-tax costs
  • Use analytical, problem-solving, and research skills to frame tax planning strategies based on an understanding of all contracting parties, all taxes, and all non-tax costs
  • Use financial and other data to analyze and predict taxpayer behavior

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A graduate-level course in managerial micro economics focusing on the use of economic tools and concepts to assist managers in decision-making. Topics may include market demand and elasticity, demand estimation, production and cost functions, marginal analysis under various forms of market structure and game theory.

Learning Outcomes

  • From the firm’s management perspective to be able to effectively identify the market structure that the firm competes in and its primary and secondary competitors
  • Integrate the use of marginal analysis into the managerial decision-making process

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An expanded study of the theoretical framework of financial analytical principles, including contemporary topics. Combines theory and case analysis to integrate principles with practice, emphasis on the relevant theory, the application of theory to managerial problems, and the presentation of results in written and oral form. Applies concepts of corporate finance, accounting principles, and quantitative analysis.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know the role and function of the financial sector participants including banks, investment banks, mutual funds, securities markets and corporations
  • Understand the function of management and role of corporate governance in firm success
  • Be able to analyze key financial statements
  • Use information contained in financial statements to evaluate firm performance and develop financial forecasts.
  • Derive the free cash flow generated by a project or business and consider the implications of inaccuracies in forecasts.
  • Understand interest rates and monetary policy including the term structure of interest rates and resulting yield curve
  • Be able to perform security valuation using important valuation models and deriving the appropriate discount rates.
  • Understand time value of money concepts, WACC, and capital budgeting techniques.
  • Identify and apply appropriate decision criteria to determine whether real assets should be acquired or sold.
  • Estimate an appropriate risk-adjusted required rate of return for evaluating investments in real assets.
  • Understand how capital structure and payout policies affect firm value and growth.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of individual, group and intergroup behavior within organizations. Issues discussed include personality differences, power, politics, interpersonal relations, conflict management, work environment, satisfaction, performance and team building.

Learning Outcomes:

  • An enhanced ability to manage organizations and their members by improving the skills for identifying causes of organizational events and devising action plans for influencing future events and behaviors.
  • An increased understanding of the roles of theory and research in management decision making.
  • Additional critical thinking skills for identifying organizational dynamics based on existing theories and research as applied to case-study analysis.
  • Interpret and integrate concepts and strategies into business practices.
  • Develop a working relationship with contemporary management challenges for the purpose of understanding, developing, analyzing, and preparing for consideration of management decisions.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an in-depth review of traditional as well as current theories in Leadership. Students will complete self-assessment exercises designed to assess their leadership style and ability as a leader. This course will drill future leaders in a variety of lessons in leadership from which they can develop and grow, as well as lessons of bad leadership illustrating what to avoid.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appreciate the complexities of defining leadership and recognizing ways that the terms are used in society
  • Identify and explain variables associated with leadership, including the role played by leader qualities, follower characteristics, and situational factors
  • Appreciate the importance of ethical leadership
  • Recognize the linkages between the concepts of power, influence, and leadership
  • Understand the history of leadership theory development
  • Understand the theory and principles behind important leadership, teamwork, and organizational skills
  • Apply theory and skills to roles in workplaces and organizations

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An analysis of the organization and operation systems appropriate to owner-operated business firms. Business functions are examined with particular attention given to establishing and operating the firm.

Learning Outcomes

  • A deeper understanding of the entrepreneurial process, the art of innovation, and the process of transforming ideas into business models
  • Hands-on experience in crafting business models and business plans
  • Additional critical thinking skills for identifying entrepreneurial opportunities, creating business plans, and managing a start-up firm
  • Interpret and integrate associated concepts and strategies into business practices
  • Develop a working relationship with contemporary start-up and management challenges for the purpose of understanding, developing, analyzing, and preparing for consideration of associated management decisions

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of computer-based technologies for facilitating the analysis and evaluation of business problems. Provides the student with a case-driven analysis of evaluating and selecting the appropriate software tool to match the required management application. Software coverage may include a variety of available packages, such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, ftp, email, and electronic presentation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand concepts of working with a computer and other related devices
  • Understand the advances of Excel and Access
  • Understand the role of information systems in supporting a decision-making
  • Discuss how technologies can be used to improve management
  • Gain an experience on organizing and manipulating data using Excel and Access
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An advanced study of contemporary marketing management concepts, tools of analysis, and implementation of marketing programs.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the role of strategy in marketing management.
  • Develop analytical skills to understand a marketing problem.
  • Acquire basic skills to design appropriate marketing mix for a target market.
  • Understand the implementation of a marketing program from a managerial perspective.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the cutting edge social media tools necessary to perform effectively as marketing professionals. Topic coverage includes the understanding of social media unique structure, emerging segmentation and positioning practices, as well as evaluation and implementation of a social media marketing strategy.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how to effectively target, track, and reach social consumers.
  • Be able to identify and handle unique dynamics of social media interactions, in order to enable the development of an effective social media marketing strategy.
  • Know how to develop a social media marketing strategy and integrate it with elements of marketing mix.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of operations of manufacturing and service organizations. Introduction to operational design and control issues such as forecasting, capacity planning, facility location and layout, quality, JIT/lean philosophies and materials requirement planning. Emphasis on developing an operational strategy linking functional areas. Includes international, environmental, legal and ethical aspects of operations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify or define the set of decisions that operations managers make; the trends and challenges facing them; and the customer supplier relationships between them
  • Describe or explain operations in a global environment and develop strategies for competitive advantage
  • Describe or explain processes, process choices and layout strategies, and their impact on efficiency, effectiveness and customer service
  • Describe total quality management, lean six sigma methods and tools for continuous improvement
  • Describe or explain the development of operational policies such an inventory management and scheduling techniques
  • Identify or define the resource planning process and the relationship amongst functional areas of the firm
  • Improve writing skills and develop critical thinking skills for problem solving

Students in our Online MAcc program who does not have an undergraduate degree in Accounting may be required to complete these 6 courses (18 credit hours).

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Auditing principles and techniques underlying the audit process; procedures used in conducting external audits, reviews and compilations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of the role of accounting information systems and related subsystems in both for profit and not-for-profit entities. The relationship of accounting information systems to other systems, including management information systems, is addressed. Concepts are reinforced by the completion of computer-based projects.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I involving current and non-current liabilities and owner equity accounts, the Statement of Cash Flows, deferred income tax, financial statement analysis and several special problem areas.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of procedures and concepts in allocating the costs of firm inputs to outputs, determination and use of standard costs in the control function, profit planning and control techniques used in management decision-making.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Emphasizes the role of taxation in the business decision-making process. The course introduces the tools to conduct basic tax research and planning. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 and 2302.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An intensive study of the balance sheet accounts and the related income statement accounts. It exposes the student to the various Accounting Principles Board opinions and Financial Accounting Standards Board statements, and International Financial Reporting standards, as these publications affect the various accounts and transactions. It covers the various working capital accounts and operational assets.

Students who are Non-Business Majors will be required to take the Core Prerequisites.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An intensive study for graduate students with limited or no academic experience in economics. Provides an introduction to economic principles, analysis and procedures used in graduate-level study.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An intensive study for students with limited or no academic experience in finance. Helps to provide an understanding of the concepts of present value, funds flow analysis, cost of capital, capital budgeting, and valuation theories used in corporate finance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of analytical methods useful for business and economic decision-making. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, inferential statistical methods, and decision analysis.

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