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MS Accounting Curriculum

The Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business prepares students with the latest technologies and advanced courses for specializations to distinguish candidates to stand out. Our Master’s in Accounting (MSA) program includes a robust plan of study to ready students for multiple roles including public, government and nonprofit accounting with specializations in forensics and entrepreneurs. Foundational courses elevate your law, ethics and communication skills. Top firms offer specialized services and higher salary potential for CPA accountants and auditors. 

Your Coursework



To earn a master’s in accounting, you must complete 1-2 internships and 30 hours of coursework including a robust curriculum that fulfills the requirements for CPA.

Core Classes

Credits Course
3 639 Advanced Auditing and Auditing Analytics
2 634 Business Law for Accountants
2 6341 Communication for Accountants

Elective Classes

Credits Course
2 Accounting Data Analytics
2 Private Equity Accounting
3 Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis
3 International Accounting
3 Government and Nonprofit Accounting
2 Public Company Reporting and Regulation
3 Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
3 Accounting Ethics
3 Accounting Consulting for Entrepreneurs
3 Advanced Taxation

Business Electives

Credits Course Title
2 Investments
2 Pricing Strategy and Analysis
2 Data Mining
2 Financial Modeling
3 Financial Management
3 Accounting for Managers
2 Portfolio Management
2 Web Data Analytics
2 Analyzing Unstructured Data
2 Marketing Management
2 Negotiations in Organizations
2 Big Data
3 Strategic Management

Not a complete list.

A summer internship is highly recommended for those beginning the program in January.

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