Master of Science in Accounting (MS) Degree

MS in Accounting Two-Year Plan of Study

The two-year plan of study is an extremely focused program for students who hold bachelor’s degrees in non-accounting fields of study and those who have a BS in accounting who wish to sit for the CPA exam and prepare for a successful career in accounting. The program can be completed full-time in 24-months with part-time completion depending on the student. Students may utilize course waivers and transfer credits to complete their program more quickly or if they completed a bachelor’s degree in accounting, they can look into our one-year full-time program.

To learn more about our two year Master’s in Accounting degree program, see the current Drexel Course Catalog for MS degree requirements and course descriptions. Part-time students will determine a customized plan of study with their program advisor.

Total credits for program - 63 credits

Required courses - 45 credits
Accounting electives 6 credits
Concentration requirements 12 credits

Required Courses

Course Title Credits
ACCT 600 Accounting Analysis and Theory 3
ACCT 601 Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 604 International Financial Reporting 3
ACCT 605 Assurance Services 3
ACCT 606 Current Issues in the Accounting Profession 3
ACCT 625 Financial Accounting Theory I 3
ACCT 626 Financial Accounting Theory II 3
ACCT 627 Financial Accounting Theory III 3
ACCT 631 Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 640 Auditing Theory and Philosophy 3
BLAW 626 Law for the CPA Exam 3
ECON 601 Managerial Economics 3
FIN 601 Corporate Financial Management 3
STAT 610 Statistics for Business Analytics 3
TAX 620 Individual Taxation 3


Accounting Electives - must choose two (6 credits)

Course Title Credits
ACCT 603 Strategic Cost Management 3
ACCT 607 Forensic Accounting 3
ACCT 608 Government and Nont-for-profit 3
ACCT 622 Advanced Financial Reporting 3
ACCT 628 Valuation Issues 3
ACCT 644 Internal Audit 3
ACCT 650 Accounting Information Systems 3
TAX 630 Corporate Taxation 3



Accounting Concentrations

Students must select a four-course concentration from the following:

Business Analytics

Course Title Credits
MIS 612* Aligning Information Systems and Business Strategies 3
MIS 630 Interactive Decision Support Systems 3
MIS 651 Information Systems Outsourcing Management 3
OPR 601* Managerial Decision Models and Simulation 3
STAT 630* Multivariate Analysis 3
STAT 642* Datamining for Business Analytics 3


Finance

Course Title Credits
FIN 610 Corporate Governance 3
FIN 602* Advanced Financial Management 3
FIN 640* Mergers and Acquisitions 3
FIN 648 International Financial Management 3
FIN 635 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
FIN 649 Comparative Financial Analysis 3


Research

Course Title Credits
ACCT T680 Special Topics in Accounting 3
ECON 548 Mathematical Economics 3
ECON 550* Econometrics 3
ECON 610 Microeconomics 3
STAT 628* Regression and Correlation Analysis 3
STAT 630* Multivariate Analysis 3


Taxation

Course Title Credits
TAX 611* Tax Research 3
TAX 615* Tax Practice and Procedure 3
TAX 631* Advanced Corporate Taxation 3
TAX 640 Partnership Taxation 3
TAX 650 Estate and Gift Taxation 3
TAX 723 Tax Accounting 3
TAX 740* State and Local Taxation 3


Full-time Plan of Study - Master of Science in Accounting

Term Course Title Credits
Fall (9 credits) ACCT 625 Financial Statement Theory I 3
ECON 601 Managerial Economics 3
STAT 601 Business Statistics 3
Winter (9 credits) ACCT 601 Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 626 Financial Statement Theory II 3
FIN 601 Corporate Financial Management 3
Spring (12 credits) ACCT 627 Financial Statement Theory III 3
ACCT 631 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 640 Auditing Theory and Philosophy 3
TAX 620 Individual Taxation 3
Fall (12 credits) ACCT 600 Accounting Analysis and Theory 3
ACCT 604 International Financial ReportingI 3
Accounting Elective 3
Concentration Course 3
Winter (12 credits) BLAW 626 Law for the CPA 3
Accounting Elective 3
Concentration Course 3
Concentration Course 3
Spring (9 credits) ACCT 605 Assurance Services 3
ACCT 606 Current Issues in Accounting Profession 3
Concentration Course 3


Part-time Plan of Study - Master of Science in Accounting

Term Course Title Credits
Fall (6 credits) ACCT 625 Financial Statement Theory I 3
ECON 601 Managerial Economics 3
Winter (6 credits) ACCT 601 Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 626 Financial Statement Theory II 3
Spring (6 credits) ACCT 627 Financial Statement Theory III 3
ACCT 631 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3
Summer (6 credits) STAT 601 Business Statistics 3
FIN 601 Corporate Financial Management 3
Fall (6 credits) ACCT 600 Accounting Analysis and Theory 3
ACCT 604 International Financial ReportingI 3
Winter (6 credits) BLAW 626 Law for the CPA 3
Accounting Elective 3
Spring (6 credits) ACCT 605 Assurance Services 3
ACCT 606 Current Issues in Accounting Profession 3
Summer (3 credits) Concentration Course 3
Fall (6 credits) Concentration Course 3
Concentration Course 3
Winter (6 credits) Accounting Elective 3
Concentration Course 3
Spring (6 credits) ACCT 640 Auditing Theory and Philosophy 3
TAX 620 Individual Taxation 3