MSA Emphasis Areas


Finance Emphasis

A student may elect to complete the M.S.A. degree with an emphasis in finance. This emphasis is intended for students who desire advanced knowledge and skills in finance in addition to accounting. This emphasis prepares students for positions in the corporate finance function, leading to the positions of controller, treasurer, and chief financial officer (CFO). The Finance emphasis will be listed on the student's transcript.

The student must elect the emphasis and complete the following courses:

These courses may be used to either fulfill required electives in the program or extend the number of hours required for the degree, depending on the students individual circumstances. For students with undergraduate accounting degrees, it may be possible to complete the degree with a finance emphasis in 33 credits. Other students desiring a finance emphasis should expect to complete additional credits beyond what is required for the degree.


Taxation Emphasis

A student may elect to complete the M.S.A. degree with an emphasis in taxation. This emphasis is intended for students who desire advanced knowledge and skills in taxation, but not at the depth and breadth of the Master of Science in Taxation degree. The Taxation emphasis will be listed on the students transcript.

The student must elect the emphasis and complete the following courses:

For students with undergraduate accounting degrees, it may be possible to complete the degree with a taxation emphasis in 33 credits. Other students desiring a tax emphasis should expect to complete additional credits beyond what is required for the degree.



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