• Curriculum - Accounting & Finance

Master of Science in Accounting & Finance

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  • Curriculum

    Program Sequence of Courses

    Fall Semester

    Spring Semester

    • 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 cr.
    • BUS 696, Project/Action Research (Plan B), 1 cr.*
     
    • BUS 648, Investments, 3 cr.
    • BUS 644, Advanced Financial Statement Analysis, 3 cr.
    • Elective III, 3 cr.
    • Elective IV, 3 cr.
    • Elective V, 3 cr.
    • BUS 696, Project/Action Research (Plan B), 1 cr.*
     
    *BUS 696 can be taken either Fall or Spring *BUS 696 can be taken either Fall or Spring

     

  • Master of Science in Accounting and Finance

    Program Coordinator: Sheri Erickson, Ph.D
    Center for Business 204B, 218.477.4073
    erickson@mnstate.edu

    Program Description

    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).

    Accreditation

    The Paseka 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 Paseka School of Business has a high quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement, and curricula responsive to the needs of business.

    Benefits of the Accounting and Finance Program

    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 marketing of both accounting and finance graduates. 

    Degree Requirements

    Core Requirements (16 Required Credits)
    BUS 602 Quantitative Methods (3)
    BUS 640 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
    BUS 642 Corporate Finance (3)
    BUS 644 Advanced Financial Statement Analysis (3)
    BUS 648 Investments (3)
    BUS 696 Project/Action Research (Plan B) (1)

    Restricted Electives
    Students select 5 courses from the following list:
    ACCT 507 Commercial Transaction, Property, and Special Topics (3)
    ACCT 532 Advanced Accounting II (3)
    ACCT 541 Tax Accounting I (3)
    ACCT 543 Tax Accounting II (3)
    ACCT 561 Audit II (3)
    FINC 545 International Financial Management (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.

    Suggested Order for Your MS in Accounting and Finance

    Fall Semester

    Spring Semester

    • 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 cr.
    • BUS 696, Project/Action Research (Plan B), 1 cr.*
     
    • BUS 648, Investments, 3 cr.
    • BUS 644, Advanced Financial Statement Analysis, 3 cr.
    • Elective III, 3 cr.
    • Elective IV, 3 cr.
    • Elective V, 3 cr.
    • BUS 696, Project/Action Research (Plan B), 1 cr.* 
     
    *BUS 696 can be taken either Fall or Spring *BUS 696 can be taken either Fall or Spring