The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) prepares students for successful careers in public and private accounting. The program is designed to complement a student’s undergraduate degree in accounting with advanced topics in accounting and business. The program provides the students with the practical, as well as the theoretical knowledge and learning experiences necessary to be successful in the accounting profession. Combined with the undergraduate degree, the MSA meets the New York State Education Department’s requirements for students to sit for the C.P.A. exam.
Accounting Bridge Program for Business (Non-Accounting) Students – CPA Track
This non-degree program provides the necessary undergraduate courses and training for individuals interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Designed for students who already have an undergraduate business degree, this program facilitates entry into Medaille's Master of Science in Accounting program, allowing them to complete all educational component requirements that will allow them to sit for the CPA exam.
Specific courses include:
|ACC 300||Income Tax Accounting||3|
|ACC 305||Cost Accounting||3|
|ACC 350||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACC 351||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|ACC 410||Advanced Accounting||3|
The Bridge program is available for both day and evening students. Upon completion of the Bridge program student will receive a Medaille College Certificate for the completion of the 18 credit hours. Contact the MSA program Director for more information.
Student Success Goal
The program seeks to enhance student understanding of career related fields, improve the retention rate of its students, increase the quality and quantity of network opportunities, and continuously improve the curricula that develops the knowledge, skills, and values of its graduates so that students are prepared for productive careers in a global economy.
Academic Program Goal
The program will expand its academic program array, enhance its delivery methods, and continuously improve the curriculum so that students can select from a variety of quality programs that prepare them for the global work environment.
Faculty Involvement Goal
The program will innovatively increase its support for faculty and staff in order to attract, develop, and retain talented faculty/staff who continuously improve the quality of teaching, advising, research, and service.
Community Engagement Goal
The program focuses on both the success of every student and on the difference that each can make in building a better community and serving the common good. The intent of these strategic initiatives are to help students learn beyond the classroom and to give students the inspiration that can help turn individual and communal aspirations into realities.
Degree earned: B.S./M.S.
Total number of credits: 30
Delivery format: On-ground (evening)
|Accounting: Graduate Core Courses|
|MSA 600||Managerial Economics||3|
|MSA 603||Quantative Methods||3|
|MSA 605||Financial Management||3|
|MSA 630||Advanced Strategy||3|
|MSA 631||Integrative Case Studies||3|
|MSA 670||Accounting Theory and Research||3|
|MSA 672||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|MSA 673||Advanced Taxation||3|
|Accounting: Graduate Electives|
|Select 2 courses of the following:||6|
|MSA 601||Strategic Human Resource Management||3|
|MSA 602||Organizational Behavior and Development||3|
|MSA 621||Strategic Operations Management||3|
|MSA 623||Strategic Marketing||3|