School of Accounting

The Seidman Master of Science in Accounting

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree is designed for students pursuing CPA certification and other accounting careers, including those individuals with limited undergraduate accounting courses. 

The Master of Science in Accounting program consists of 33 semester hours of graduate studies with at least 18 semester hours in accounting.

Students are required to complete:

ACC 607:  Ethics for Accountants
ACC 613:  Financial Statement Analysis
ACC 616:  Financial Information Systems
ACC 617:  International Accounting
ACC 618:  Advanced Accounting
ACC 620:  Accounting Theory

The remaining 15 credits are selected from graduate accounting and business courses, depending on the student's career interests and previous course work.  Students who have not previously completed course work in intermediate accounting, cost accounting, auditing, and/or tax will complete the respective courses at the graduate level (ACC 610, 611, 614, 615). Students who have completed courses in these areas may select electives from other graduate business offerings or, with permission of the program director, from graduate program offerings outside the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley.   

Students may earn the MSA by attending part time or full time.  Courses are primarily available in the evenings; however, some courses are offered in the afternoons, especially during the summer semester.

The MSA is fully accredited by the prestigious AACSB - International

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Page last modified February 24, 2010