Accounting (M.Ac.) (2003)

Administered by Department of Accounting

Effective Fall, 2003

Admission. Applicants to the Master of Accounting must provide the School of Graduate Studies with the following:

Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination scores

An official copy of all academic transcripts

Three letters of recommendation from individuals who have the knowledge to comment on the applicant's potential to successfully complete a graduate level course of study

Completion of the prerequisites listed under "Minimum Prerequisite Course Work"

Additional requirements as stipulated by the School of Graduate Studies

Individuals who have not completed all admissions requirements may take up to 12 approved semester hours of graduate courses at Bloomsburg which may be applied toward the degree upon successful admission to the graduate program.

Prerequisite Course Work. A baccalaureate degree with an emphasis in accounting from an accredited college or university, or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and the following:

Prerequisite general business and related topics courses including: principles of economics, statistics, computer information systems, business law, finance, management, marketing, calculus and ethics.

Prerequisite accounting courses including: principles of accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting, tax, auditing, cost and an advanced accounting elective.

Prerequisite Work Experience. Practical work experience in the field of accounting or an undergraduate accounting internship.

Retention and Graduation. Graduation will be conferred upon successful completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level course work fulfilling all program requirements. Students must complete all required course work for graduation while maintaining a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. No more than two courses with a grade of C will be counted toward graduation. A grade lower than C will not be viewed as satisfactory progress toward graduation, although it will be included in the students GPA.

Fall Semester

91.501 Financial Accounting

91.523 Advanced Tax Accounting

91.551 International Accounting

93.511 Statistical Analysis

Spring Semester

91.504 Foundations of Financial Accounting

91.521 Advanced Cost Accounting

91.522 Advanced Audit Theory

91.553 Special Topics in Accounting

96.535 Financial Management

Summer Session

91.552 Controllership

Graduate elective