Masters in Accounting

Application deadline: Sept. 1

MS in Accounting Two-Year Plan of Study

Two-Year Master of Science in Accounting

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

Full-time Plan of Study

Term Course Title Credits
Fall (9 credits) ACCT 625 Financial Statement Theory I 3
ECON 601 Managerial Economics 3
STAT 610 Statistics for Business Analytics 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 603 Strategic Cost Management 3
ACCT 627 Financial Statement Theory III 3
ACCT 640 Auditing Theory & Philosophy 3
Elective 3
Fall (12 credits) ACCT 600 Accounting Analysis and Theory 3
ACCT 604 International Financial ReportingI 3
TAX 620 Individual Taxation 3
Elective 3
Winter (12 credits) BLAW 626 Law for the CPA 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Spring (9 credits) ACCT 605 Assurance Services 3
ACCT 606 Current Issues in Accounting Profession 3
Elective 3


Part-time Plan of Study

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