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Online Master of Accountancy

Complete Coursework: 12-18 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $12,387.70**

In the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi online Master of Accountancy program, you will build on your base of accounting principles and business applications while completing a portion of the 150 hours required to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.

In this dynamic online program, you will study auditing and assurance services, the use of information systems in accounting, forensic accounting, taxes and business strategy, and more. Our curriculum offers courses on oil, gas and energy as well as information systems accounting.

At Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, you can expect excellence in faculty, instruction and research—and the prestige of a coveted Texas A&M degree. In addition to becoming a Certified Public Accountant, this program prepares you for a variety of roles in accounting such as an auditor, financial analyst, corporate controller or CFO.

This 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
  • Examine accounting theory within the context of policy setting and financial reporting
  • 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

**Program tuition based on recommended 3 credits per session for Texas Residents. Tuition is on a sliding scale and may be reduced when enrolling in 6 credit hours per session.

Other Degrees Offered

Online Master of Business Administration

Online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration

Online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance

Online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting

Online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Data Analytics

Online Courses

Required Courses

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Electives

Students must choose two of the following courses below.

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.

Additional Online MBA Elective Courses

Students must choose two of the following courses below.

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.
Seminar in an identified topic in management. May be repeated for significantly different topics with written permission from the Director of Master’s Programs. Prerequisite may vary depending on topic.
Seminar in an identified topic in marketing. May be repeated for significantly different topics with written permission from the Director of Master’s Programs.

*The tuition for Texas residents is $1,238.77 per course based on recommended 3 credits per session. Tuition is on a sliding scale and may be reduced when enrolling in 6 credit hours per session. Non-resident tuition is $2,683.42 per course based on 3 credit hours per session.

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