Walsh College

Master of Science in Accountancy

 

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.

Degree Tracks

Walsh College offers two distinct tracks in the Master of Accountancy program:

  • Master of Science in Accountancy: Designed for students with a liberal arts, technical or business (non-accounting) background who wish to enter the field of accounting
  • Master of Science in Accountancy for Accounting Graduates: Developed for students with an accounting degree who want to advance their accounting careers

View graduate admission requirements or contact the Admissions & Advising office to schedule an appointment with an Accounting Advisor:

248-823-1610
admissions@walshcollege.edu 

Master of Science in Accountancy

12-15 courses, 36-45 credits

 

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 your CPA licensure or take the Walsh College accounting placement exam.

 

MAC foundation courses will be required if you do not have previous accounting courses.

 

Foundation 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

ACC 512

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

 

Elective Courses – Must select two courses:

ACC 550

International Taxation

ACC 574

Industry Accounting and Auditing

ACC 577

Payroll and Employee Benefits Accounting

ACC 578

Accounting for Income Taxes

TAX 597

Tax and Business Taxation III

TAX 598

Tax Return Seminar

 

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 must be earned while in residence. All foundation, core, and elective courses must be completed with a “C” (2.000) or higher.



Master of Science in Accountancy

for Accounting Graduates

10 courses, 30 credits


Completion of the Walsh College accounting placement exam is required to determine correct placement into accounting courses. Walsh College Bachelor of Accountancy graduates and applicants with CPA licensure are not required to complete the accounting placement exam.

Foundation Courses – Must select five courses:

ACC 503

Financial Accounting Concepts

ACC 511

Business Combinations

ACC 512

Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

ACC 515

Auditing

ACC 518

Accounting Communications

ACC 520

International Accounting

ACC 550

Advanced Auditing

ACC 574

Industry Accounting and Auditing

ACC 577

Payroll and Employee Benefits Accounting

ACC 578

Accounting for Income Taxes

ACC 588

Accounting Internship

Select one of the following specializations:

Finance Specialization

FIN 506

Financial Statement Analysis

FIN 510

Financial Management

FIN 515

Financial Markets and Institutions

FIN 521

Investments

Elective:

Must select one course:

   FIN 504

Financial Theory and Practice

   FIN 551

Case Studies in Mergers and Acquisitions

   FIN 587

Business Valuation

 

Taxation Specialization – Must select five courses:

TAX 501

The Role of Legal Authorities in Taxation

TAX 507

Tax Accounting

TAX 540

Tax Practice and Procedure

TAX 596

Tax and Business Taxation II

TAX 597

Tax and Business Taxation III

TAX 598

Tax Return Seminar

TAX 599

Introduction to Tax Research

 

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 must be earned while in residence. All other courses must be completed with a “C” (2.000) or higher.


Accounting Faculty

Walsh College faculty offer students access to their extensive business knowledge and experience. Meet the Walsh College Accounting Faculty.

CPA Requirements

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 Opportunities

As business and the economy expand, the need for accountants and auditors will rise. The demand for accounting professionals is expected to increase through 2014. 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.

Walsh College Alumna

Ivan Guner, MSA '84
Senior Vice President, Global Business Finance
Oracle Corporation

"For me, it was significant to learn about real-life experience in the business world. At Walsh, you get a balance between what is in the book and what happens in real life. The Walsh experience prepares students for the real world and that is important."

 

 

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