Earn career capital with a Master of Science in Accounting from A&M-Commerce
A Master of Science in Accounting degree will take your accounting competencies and skills to the next level. Our AACSB-accredited accounting program will prepare you for a successful career in public accounting, corporate settings or government enterprises. More than just tax forms and Pro Forma, you’ll learn what it takes to provide organizations with valuable insight into operations and trends that can drive company profitability.
Accounting gives you the ability to achieve competency in internal control systems, managerial accounting, income tax accounting, financial accounting and not-for-profit accounting. Our MS in Accounting degree program provides advanced learning in all major areas of accounting including business law, forensics and investment accounting. As a result, the courses in this degree program will position you to meet the trends in the business environment.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
We offer various minors that can be combined with your Accounting (MSA) degree. You can learn more about the available minors and their course requirements by visiting the Minors for Graduate Programs page.
Learning is experiential in our MS in Accounting program. With courses covering tax accounting, audit, international accounting, business ethics and even forensics, you will develop the analytical skills and professional expertise demanded by top firms around the world. The College of Business Career Center will assist you in building a foundation for long-term career growth through internships and other services.
to Prepare You for Your Career
Foundation courses including Research and Communications, Auditing, Financial Statement Analysis and Government and Not-For-Profit
Core accounting courses including Advanced Accounting and Advanced Income Tax Accounting
You will cover the principles and methodologies of detecting and deterring fraud using accounting, auditing, and investigative skills. You will learn about skimming, larceny, misappropriations, fraudulent financial statements, interviewing witness and support for litigation.
Sales, Franchise & Other TaxesACCT 550
You will explore taxes imposed by state and local governments. You will be exposed to different taxing bodies that impose taxes and the justifications and amounts subject to taxation. You will use online tax research services.
GLB/International AccountingACCT 531
You will be introduced to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) and related issues. You will cover comparative accounting, internationalization of capital markets, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and other issues.
Accounting (MSA) :: 1.13 Course Delivery and Resources
Course Delivery and Resources
Our programs are designed to be flexible, meeting the needs of working professionals who want the convenience of a fully online degree, full-time students who prefer face-to-face classes and blended options for those who need the convenience of both. We offer a graduate-level business degree to fit your lifestyle and career aspirations.
Beta Alpha Psi is an international scholastic and professional financial information honors society. The primary objective of the society is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the fields of accounting, finance and management information systems.
National Association for Black Accountants
National Association for Black Accountants (NABA) is dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black accounting and finance professionals by providing leadership and technical training, as well as networking and career opportunities. NABA is the largest professional membership organization focused specifically on African-Americans and people of color in the accounting, finance and business-related fields. NABA’s members share and promote a professional ethos – “Lifting as We Climb!” NABA is represented at Texas A&M University-Commerce campus. For more information, please visit the Department of Accounting and Finance.
If you have already completed a particular course, or subject material, elsewhere and are not getting credit for it in the MSA, you will choose an elective to achieve your required hours rather than repeating the course again.
During your last semester you must apply for graduation to initiate the Comprehensive Exam process. When you apply for graduation (in your final semester) you will be notified regarding the exam expectations. The exam details will come about 1-2 weeks after the graduation application period closes to your MyLeo Email.
Comprehensive exams are typically given around midterms. Contact the graduate advising office [email protected] no later than the second week of the semester if you have any questions.
Do the changes to ACCT 595 mean I need to take additional classes?
If you are not planning to take the CPA exam, changes to ACCT 595 are not relevant.
If you completed ACCT 521 and ACCT 538 in Fall 2014 or later, then you have earned the research hours required. If you need research credit to satisfy the State’s requirements, you may take ACCT 588, which will count as an elective course.