Master of Science in Accountancy
Graduates of our Master of Science in Accountancy program benefit from a reputation for strong accounting skills earned over our 90 years of placing accounting professionals with firms in Michigan.
Under a new public law in Michigan passed in 2010, persons wishing to be designated as certified public accountants (CPAs) no longer have to have one year (2000 hours) of experience working at a certified public accounting firm. The 2000-hour requirement may now be fulfilled through qualified experience in government, industry, academia or public practice. This is good news if you wish to develop a career path which includes becoming a CPA, but not limited to working at a CPA firm. For more information, visit www.walshcollege.edu/cpa.
Employment in Accounting
As business and the economy expand, the need for accountants and auditors will rise. The demand for accounting professionals is expected to increase through 2013. Much of this growth is the result of additional governmental controls and renewed emphasis on accountability and independent auditing in the wake of corporate and Wall Street scandals.
Admission to Accounting
For our admission to our program, you must meet the following requirements:
- An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. The institution must be accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education from the North Central Association, or one of the five other regional accrediting agencies
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.750 or better on a 4.000 scale
The MAC curriculum consists of 12-15 courses for a total of 36-45 credit hours dependent on previous accounting coursework completed.
- If you have previous courses in accounting, you may be required to submit documentation of GMAT score of 500, CPA licensure, or take a Walsh College accounting placement exam
- If you have no previous courses in accounting, you will have to complete three basic accounting courses
ACC 500 Financial Accounting
ACC 501 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 502 Intermediate Accounting II
| Core Courses
ACC 503 Financial Accounting Concepts
ACC 506 Accounting Information Systems
ACC 511 Business Combinations
ACC512 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
ACC 515 Auditing
ACC 518 Accounting Communications
ACC 519 Advanced Managerial Accounting
ACC 520 International Accounting
TAX 595 Tax and Business Taxation I
TAX 596 Tax and Business Taxation II
| Electives (choose 2 additional courses from the following)
ACC 550 Advanced Accounting
ACC 574 Industry Accounting and Auditing
TAX 597 Tax and Business Taxation III
|Additional Elective Courses, if required
Students must choose any 500 level courses (except ACC 505 and TAX 593)