Gain the Skills and Connections to Ensure a Successful Career in Accounting
To sit for the CPA Exam in New Jersey, applicants must have completed at least 24 credit hours in accounting and taxation and at least 24 credit hours in non-accounting, business courses. These requirements can be satisfied by any combination of undergraduate and graduate credits. Applicants from other states should become familiar with their state’s individual CPA Exam requirements at www.nasba.org.
When you earn your M.S. in Accounting online from Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business, you will develop the professional skills and connections you need to excel in accounting. This M.S. in Accounting program (M.S.A.C.) is designed for students who are graduates of non-accounting business programs, and is also appropriate for students with other baccalaureate degrees who complete select business prerequisite courses.
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The M.S.A.C. provides students with the knowledge and skills in business and accounting to prepare for career success. You will develop the technical proficiency to be effective in accounting roles and the understanding of the functional areas of business required to communicate successfully in the corporate environment.
When you study at Seton Hall, you learn in a program that is among the 1 percent worldwide to earn both business and accounting accreditation from the AACSB. This highly respected program will build the foundation for your accounting career, prepare you for the CPA exam and develop the professional relationships you need for success.
The degree, designed specifically for students with a limited background in accounting, will propel your knowledge and skill development in both business and accounting, while also preparing you for the CPA exam.
Build practical knowledge using case studies, enterprise applications and discussions with industry professionals and peers.
Program Learning Outcomes
In this M.S.A.C. program, you will:
- Develop technical knowledge of financial statement preparation within the framework of generally accepted accounting principles.
- Gain an understanding of the internal reporting responsibilities of a manager including capital budgeting, cost systems, performance evaluation and profitability analysis.
- Build a solid foundation in the auditing profession, the audit process (including the application of business cycles) and other assurance services.
- Gain exposure to an array of advanced accounting topics, including but not limited to international accounting, accounting information systems, and financial statement analysis.
- Develop the written communication, presentation, technology, and analytical and problem-solving skills necessary to begin an accounting career.
- Gain a foundation in the regulatory and legal environment surrounding business practices.
- Build strong research skills in financial accounting.
- Build a foundation in uniform commercial code.
- Gain exposure to basic areas of taxation for business entities and individuals.
- Learn to recognize and respond to ethical issues you might confront in accounting practice.