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Master of Accounting Courses

The Accounting graduate degree requires 30 credits of course work, or 10 three-credit classes. Our classes are offered fully online, creating a more flexible degree that allows you to work and go to school.

Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting - Part I (MACC 510)

This is the first course in a two-course series where students will enhance their knowledge and skills to practice within and assess the fairness of transactions, balances, and disclosures within the frameworks of financial accounting and reporting in the United States. Students will be exposed to and practice mastery of the subject matter that must be demonstrated by an entry-level CPA as established within the “Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the Uniform CPA Exam Blueprint” published by the AICPA.

Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting - Part II (MACC 520)

This is the second course in a two-course series where students will enhance their knowledge and skills to practice within and assess the fairness of transactions, balances, and disclosures within the frameworks of financial accounting and reporting in the United States. Students will be exposed to and practice mastery of the subject matter that must be demonstrated by and entry-level CPA as established within the “Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the Uniform CPA Exam Blueprint” published by the AICPA.

The Business Environment (MACC 530)

Students will review and enhance their skills in business subjects that a CPA must possess when providing employer or client services. Such subjects include: corporate governance, economic concepts, financial management, information technology, and operations management as described in the “Business Environment and Concept Section of the Uniform CPA Exam Blueprint” published by the AICPA.

Auditing and Attestation (MACC 540)

Students will learn and practice the standards that are required of CPAs when performing audit, attestation, and other services as established within the “Audit and Attestation Section of the Uniform CPA Examination Blueprint” and other authoritative bodies.

Accounting Information Systems (MACC 550)

This course explores the process of identifying, gathering, measuring, summarizing, and analyzing financial data in an IT environment or with IT resources. It includes the CPAs roles as a user, manager, designer, and evaluator of accounting information systems and technology driven business processes as outlined in various sections of the Uniform CPA Examination Blueprint.

International Accounting (MACC 560)

This course explores financial reporting issues facing entities conducting business or raising capital in foreign countries, including topics on multinational financial disclosure, foreign exchange accounting, international aspects of managerial accounting and auditing. The course will also examine the differences between US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Taxes, Regulations, and Professional Responsibilities (MACC 570)

This course focuses on tax practice, legal, and professional responsibilities that will be required of an entry-level CPA as outlined within the “Uniform CPA Examination Blueprint” published by the AICPA.

Accounting Analytics (MACC 580)

This course will explore the research and identification of financial and non-financial data necessary to assist management in a decision-making process, and to establish evidence to support or disproved specific assertions. Emphasis will be placed upon analytics and standards established within the “Audit and Attestation Section of the Uniform CPA Exam Blueprint” published by the AICPA.

Governmental, Non-Profit Accounting and Other Financial Reporting Frameworks (MACC 585)

This course will identify and explain the characteristics that distinguish the government and not-for-profit entities from for-profit entities. Students will be exposed to financial reporting objectives and the accounting principles of non-profit entities as promulgated by the “Financial Accounting and Reporting Framework of the Uniform CPA Exam Blueprint” published by the AICPA and other respective authoritative bodies. Also included will be a survey of non-GAAP financial reporting special purpose frameworks recognized by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Accounting Internship (MACC 590)

This course is an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in a variety of work settings to broaden their practical understanding of the field of accounting.

Study Abroad (MACC 593)

This course provides an opportunity for students to broaden their view of the world through a study abroad experience to expand their global perspective of international business and how it applies to the field of accounting.

Independent Study (MACC 599)

This course is an opportunity for students to create an independent study experience to pursue a unique area of interest in the field of accounting. Approval of program coordinator, faculty member, and Dean for Academic Affairs or the Vice President for Academic Affairs or their designate required. Prerequisites: MACC 533, MACC 560, MACC 595.

Attend an upcoming Open House or fill out our information request form to discover if our Master of Accounting program is right for you. You can also contact us at graduate@cabrini.edu or 610.902.8291.

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