Are you interested in a career as a certified public accountant? Smart choice! Accounting is one of the 20 fastest growing careers in America. Another smart choice? Preparing for your CPA exam by getting your master’s in accounting at Eastern Connecticut State University! Completing your master’s degree at Eastern will help you fulfill your 150-credit requirement for the CPA exam. Finish your program in a little over a year through flexible scheduling options that include evening, weekend, and online courses.
Accounting is a fast growing field and is critical for ensuring that organizations run efficiently. The program is designed in an interdisciplinary fashion, drawing from business and economics. With course offerings in assurances, international operations, taxation, and management, the program prepares you to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Graduates are qualified for jobs in auditing, finance, taxation, insurance and banking, and management. Students with non-accounting or non-business undergraduate degrees are provided supplemental supports.
The requirements for the Masters in Accounting at Eastern CT State University are explained in detail on the ECSU Graduates Division Requirements Webpage. Please read through all requirements before applying to the program. To avoid issues when registering, applications should be submitted prior to the Priority Deadline for each semester. Listed below are some of the basic requirements for admission into the ECSU Masters in Accounting program:
A) Completed application for admission. Apply Online
B) Bachelor’s degree from an approved/accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.70
C) $50 non-refundable application fee
D) Official college transcript(s) for all non-Eastern colleges/universities attended
E) Two letters of recommendation
F) Personal/Philosophy statement, explaining your professional goals. Personal statements can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
G) GMAT score (to be submitted prior to the completion of 6 credit hours)
Additional requirements may exist or vary from what is displayed above. Prospective graduate students should carefully read through the ECSU Graduates Division Requirements Webpage for more information, updated requirement, and deadlines.
The following links provide course and credit requirements for the Masters in Accounting program at ECSU. Please use them to help plan your course of study but be aware that course offerings may change in the future.
2015 – 2016 Course Offerings
2015 – 2016 MS in Accounting Plan of Study
|ECO||510||Managerial Economics||Summer A||MW, 6:00pm – 9:30pm|
|ACC||525||Accounting for International Operations||Summer A||TR, 6:00pm – 9:30pm|
|ACC||549||Assurance Services||Summer B||TR, 6:00pm – 9:30pm|
|BUS||545||Financial Management||Fall 2015||M, 7:00pm – 9:45pm|
|ACC||530||Topical and Current Issues||Fall 2015||T, 7:00pm – 9:45pm|
|ACC||535||Advanced Studies in Taxation||Fall 2015||R, 7:00pm – 9:45pm|
|BUS||531||Organizational Behavior||Spring 2016||T, 7:00pm – 9:45pm|
|ACC||520||Accounting for Not-for-Profit||Spring 2016||M, 7:00pm – 9:45pm|
|ACC||531||Accounting Theory and Prof. Development||Spring 2016||W, 7:00pm – 9:45pm|
|ACC||515||AIS and Financial Reporting||Summer B||MW, 6:00pm – 9:30pm|
The objectives of this course are to familiarize students with multinational enterprises and the accounting issues and problems peculiar to them such as consolidations of foreign subsidies, foreign currency translations, foreign investment analysis and multinational risk management. Consideration will be given to international transfer pricing and the peculiarities of internal auditing in an international setting.
Assurance services involve the collection of evidence in order to form an informed and objective opinion regarding the reliability and relevance of accounting and financial information. This course develops in students an understanding of the judgmental concerns faced by the accounting profession in providing assurance services, and instills the ability to apply professional concepts and standards to solving these judgmental concerns. This course will also introduce students to (a) a variety of assurance services offered by the public accounting profession, and (b) the methods and techniques used in providing these services.
To acquaint students with topics generally not covered in traditional accounting courses. Attention will be directed to current issues and problems faced by accountants and the accounting profession. Topical coverage may include the gaming and recreational industries, health care costs, derivatives, forensic accounting and ethics.
In depth discussion of the advanced topics in estate and trust taxation, recent legislative and judicial developments and reporting practices required by the Internal Revenue Service.
A study of accounting principles, concepts and authoritative pronouncements applicable to not-for-profit organizations and governmental units. Additional topics include the budgeting process and the tax treatment of public charities and private foundations.
This course places emphasis on the study and application of accounting theory to traditional and emerging issues in accounting practice. Students are expected to develop a thorough understanding of (a) the environment of financial reporting, (b) the standard-setting process in the United States, and (c) the FASB’s conceptual framework. Students are also expected to gain a perspective on accounting history, ethics, accounting professional development and the impact of political and economic forces on the accounting standards setting.
The purpose of this course is to help students develop a strong background in accounting information systems and financial reporting. It will provide students with (a) the challenge and opportunity to pursue a unique opportunity that integrates the completing fields of accounting systems discipline and advanced financial reporting; (b) a strong conceptual foundation in accounting systems and internal control procedures that enables them to use this knowledge to develop, evaluate, and design accounting applications; and (c) an overview of the concepts, objectives, and importance of properly designed systems.
This course provides a body of mainly microeconomic tools for managerial decision-making. Its emphasis is on the methodical application of economic models to business situations for analysis and problem-solving. It incorporates theory into practice, providing a theoretical framework in formulating policies for short- and long-term planning. A wide range of topics will be discussed, including elasticity and estimation of demand, production and cost functions, pricing and output decisions under different competitive conditions, break-even analysis, risk and uncertainty, etc.
Application of financial concepts and techniques to corporate decisions, including capital budgeting, capital structure, leasing, mergers, and asset management.
Examines the managerial implications of the relationship between human behavior, organizational structure and organizational performance.
The Masters in Accounting program is affordable — about $500 per credit, and scholarships, assistantships, and housing are available. Receive personalized instruction from our talented executive faculty.
Program Costs and Payment Options
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