Program Requirements - Master of Science in Accountancy

The Master of Science in Accountancy program at Aurora University has a rigorous curriculum based on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) conceptual framework. The dual purpose of the curriculum is to provide a sound basis for participation in the accounting profession and preparation to successfully complete a certification examination.

Required Courses (30 semester hours)

  • ACC6100 Business Concepts and Environment
  • ACC6110 Accounting Theory, Practice and Reporting
  • ACC6120 Advanced Cost and Managerial Accounting
  • ACC6140 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • ACC6150 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC6160 Advanced Attest Services
  • ACC6180 Taxation of Partnerships, Corporations, and Not-for-Profits
  • ACC6190 Business Regulation
  • ACC6200 Seminar in Professional Accounting Research and Practice
  • MBA6810 ST: Data Analytics

In addition, students with a non-accounting bachelor’s degree may need some or all of the following courses or equivalents, based on evaluation of prior coursework. (24 hours; 54 hours total)

  • ACC3110 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC3120 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC4140 Advanced Accounting
  • ACC4410 Auditing
  • ECN2030 Principles of Economics
  • FIN3400 Principles of Finance