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Master's Accounting Courses & Tuition
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Master of Accounting Coursework

The coursework in our Accounting Master's degree program is designed to equip you with the competencies that accounting professionals need to advance in the field and to help you potentially earn your professional certification.

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Required program courses (9 credit hours)

Current Issues in Accounting

Professional Research for Accountants

Accounting Capstone

Current Issues in Accounting
ACCT525 – 3 credit hours
This course addresses current issues in the field of accounting. Topics include ethics; harmonization of accounting and financial reporting methods; recent accounting pronouncements and the effect of these pronouncements on various entities; and current issues being addressed by the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASB), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Prerequisite: ACCT504, or permission from the appropriate academic administrator
Professional Research for Accountants
ACCT540 – 3 credit hours
This course examines professional research skills critical in the accounting profession. Students identify research problems and authoritative sources, develop search criteria, gather and evaluate data, and formulate conclusions using a real-world case study approach in the areas of financial accounting, tax and audit. Students prepare a written report of their research and findings, and present recommendations.
Prerequisite: ACCT551
Accounting Capstone
ACCT601 – 3 credit hours
Students in this culminating course integrate knowledge and skills learned throughout the MSAC program. Students apply what they have learned to challenges faced by accountants balancing the needs of customers, shareholders, employees and other stakeholders within ethical and legal considerations.
Prerequisite: successful completion of all other program core and MSAC focus courses, and permission from the appropriate academic administrator

Capstone Course: Accounting The Capstone Course is a culmination of your prior coursework and is often taken toward the end of your program. It gives you the opportunity to utilize the hard-earned knowledge and skills you've developed as a Keller student in a real-world setting, whether that's at your current workplace or by developing and implementing a business plan. Each year, the most outstanding and successful Capstone Project in its category is recognized with an achievement award.

Courses specific to students planning to sit for the CPA exam in Texas can be found in the academic catalog.

Exam prep courses (9 credit hours)
Students wishing to pursue CPA certification will take the following series of courses:

CPA Exam Preparation: Auditing and Attestation

CPA Exam Preparation: Business Environment and Concepts

CPA Exam Preparation: Financial Accounting and Reporting

CPA Exam Preparation: Regulation

CPA Exam Preparation: Auditing and Attestation
ACCT591 – 2 credit hours
This course covers auditing procedures, auditing standards generally accepted in the United States (GAAS) and other standards related to attestation engagements. Also covered are skills needed to apply that knowledge in auditing and other attestation engagements. The auditing and attestation section of the CPA exam tests knowledge in the context of five broad engagement tasks. (The course is two semester-credit hours and is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.)
Prerequisite: ACCT551, or equivalent
CPA Exam Preparation: Business Environment and Concepts
ACCT592 – 2 credit hours
This course prepares students to pass the business environment and concepts section of the CPA exam. Coursework focuses on business structure; economic concepts essential to understanding an entity's operation, business and industry; financial management; information technology; and planning and measurement. Students become familiar with underlying business reasons for - and accounting implications of - transactions, and gain skills needed to apply that knowledge in financial statement audit and attestation engagements as well as perform other functions affecting the public interest. (The course is two semester-credit hours and is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.)
Prerequisite: ACCT551, or equivalent
CPA Exam Preparation: Financial Accounting and Reporting
ACCT593 – 3 credit hours
This course prepares students to pass the financial accounting and reporting section of the CPA exam. Coursework covers accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) that affect business enterprises, not-for-profit organizations and government entities. Also addressed are skills needed to apply such knowledge, as well as financial accounting concepts and standards. (The course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.)
Prerequisite: ACCT551, or equivalent
CPA Exam Preparation: Regulation
ACCT594 – 2 credit hours
This course prepares students to pass the regulation section of the CPA exam. Topics include federal taxation, ethics, professional and legal responsibilities, and business law, as well as skills needed to apply that knowledge. Topics address CPAs' professional and legal responsibilities, and legal implications of business transactions, particularly as they relate to accounting and auditing. Coursework focuses on federal and widely adopted uniform state laws, as well as principles of - and procedures for - federal income, estate and gift taxation. (The course is two credit hours and is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.)
Prerequisite: ACCT551, or equivalent

Career-focused courses (6 credit hours)

Students may choose six credit hours from among the Accounting (ACCT) or Finance (FIN) courses. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy this requirement.

Elective courses (6 credit hours)

You can take your electives in a variety of career fields. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy your elective requirements.

FINANCING OPTIONS

There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.