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Curriculum and concentrations to create industry leaders

Over the course of nine months, MAS students complete a curriculum designed with a broad range of required and elective courses. This forms the foundational knowledge you need to conquer challenges in all facets of accounting. Additionally, as an MAS student, you can choose to expand your opportunity for growth with our optional CPA Exam Preparation Course.

Students will select either Financial Reporting & Assurance (FRA) or Tax as a core accounting concentration and then have a wide choice of graduate electives. By design, the program emphasizes the emerging trend of data analytics in the practice of accounting, with a standard course plan that leads to a graduate concentration in data analytics in accounting to fulfill the graduate electives. Elective concentrations are also available in corporate governance & international business, information technology & control, finance, and supply chain management.

Students can choose to remain in the standard course plan or select from the following alternative graduate concentrations to fulfill the graduate elective requirement: finance, corporate governance and international business, information technology and control, and supply chain management.

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