Program Coordinator: Sheri Erickson, Ph.DCenter for Business 204B, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Master of Science in Accounting and Finance program is designed to provide a unique blend of two disciplines and practice. Students completing the program will be well-prepared to pursue careers in investment management or accounting and to obtain professional designations like Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Professional certifications are becoming increasingly important in today’s competitive business environment. This program helps prepare students to obtain one or more of these professional certifications. One goal of the program is to improve the marketability of both accounting and finance graduates.
The School of Business is accredited by AACSB International. Fewer than 5% of the world’s business schools have achieved this distinction, which involves a process of rigorous internal review and evaluation. AACSB accreditation signifies that the School of Business has a high quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement, and curricula responsive to the needs of business.
The items listed below are required for admission to this program; only complete files are reviewed. Send all materials to:Graduate Studies OfficeMSU Moorhead1104 7th Ave. S.Moorhead, MN 56563
Application Priority Deadlines: October 15 and March 15
Admission to the program requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. In addition, those graduating with a finance degree must have successfully completed Intermediate Accounting I and II in order to take courses in this program.
In addition to the above, International applicants must provide the following:
*Students with bachelor’s degree in disciplines outside accounting and finance must have the equivalent of ACCT 330, intermediate accounting I, ACCT 331, intermediate accounting II, ACCT 350, cost accounting, FINC 340, financial management, and FINC 360, principles of investment. Bachelor’s degrees will be evaluated by the School of Business faculty to determine whether any additional undergraduate coursework is necessary to be admitted to the program.
**If applicant’s GPA is below 3.0, a provisional admission may be allowed under the following conditions:
Core Requirements (16 Required Credits)BUS 602 Quantitative Methods (3) BUS 640 Financial Statement Analysis (3) BUS 642 Corporate Finance (3)BUS 644 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making (3) BUS 648 Investments (3) BUS 696 Project/Action Research (Plan B) (1)
Restricted ElectivesStudents select 5 courses from the following list:ACCT 507 Commercial Transaction, Property, and Special Topics (3) ACCT 532 Advanced Accounting II (3) ACCT 541 Individual Taxation (3) ACCT 543 Corporate/Partnership Tax (3) ACCT 561 Audit II (3) FINC 546 Financial Decision Making (3) FINC 560 Portfolio Analysis and Management (3) FINC 563 Futures and Options (3)
Note: Students enrolling in 400 level cross-listed courses to meet undergraduate degree requirements will not be allowed to use them for graduate credit.
BUS 640, Financial Statement Analysis, 3 cr.BUS 642, Corporate Finance, 3 cr.BUS 602, Quantitative Methods, 3 cr.Elective I, 3 cr.Elective II, 3 credits
BUS 648, Investments, 3 cr.BUS 644, Accounting for Managerial Decision Making, 3 cr.Elective III, 3 cr.Elective IV, 3 cr.Elective V, 3 cr.BUS 696, Student Projects
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