Master of Science in Accounting and Information Management

Degree Requirements

The University’s general degree requirements are discussed here.

At least 36 hours of the management course work beyond prerequisite courses is required, including 12 hours of basic business core courses and 24 hours of graduate accounting and information management courses. The M.S. in Accounting and Information Management degree is designed for students both with or without previous educational background in accounting and business  Within the M.S. in Accounting and Information Management degree program, the candidate may select one of seven concentrations. Candidates have the option of choosing a concentration that meets their needs based on their previous experience and future aspirations. Concentrations in (I) Financial Planning and Analysis, (II) Audit and Assurance Services, (III) Taxation Services and (IV) International Services are intended primarily for candidates who wish to emphasize financial accounting, auditing and tax subjects.  Non-business undergraduate degree holders who wish to obtain a broad exposure to financial accounting are advised to follow Concentration (I) Financial Planning and Analysis.  Concentrations in (V) Management Consulting and (VI) Information Management are designed for students who wish to specialize in consulting or financial analysis for information technology and software management.    Concentration (VII) in Professional Accounting is designed specifically for students without an undergraduate degree in accounting. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in both core courses and in aggregate to qualify for the M.S. in Accounting and Information Management degree.

 
Basic Business Core (12 credit hours)

Each candidate must satisfactorily complete the following three courses.
AIM 6344 Financial Statement Analysis
MECO 6303 Business Economics
OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business

And complete one of the following two courses
OPRE 6302 Operations Management
AIM 6343 Accounting Information Systems
(I) Financial Planning and Analysis Concentration (24 hours)

AIM 6330 Corporate Financial Reporting
AIM 6332 Issues in Financial Reporting
AIM 6345 Business Valuation
AIM 6346 Financial Dimensions of Mergers and Acquisitions

Choose at least one of: *
AIM 6347 Cost Benefit Analysis for Technology Management
AIM 6376 Accounting Applications in Capital Markets
AIM 6377 Corporate Governance and Accounting

Additional Graduate AIM Electives (9 credit hours)
Audit and Assurance Services Concentration (24 hours)

AIM 6333 Advanced Financial Reporting
AIM 6334 Auditing
AIM 6370 Business Law
AIM 6335 Ethics for Professional Accountants

Choose at least one of: *
AIM 6336 Information Technology Risk Management
AIM 6349 Information Technology Strategy and Control
AIM 6377 Corporate Governance and Accountants

Additional Graduate AIM Electives (9 credit hours)
Taxation Services Concentration (24 hours)

AIM 6351 Individual Taxation
AIM 6352 Corporate Taxation
AIM 6354 Partnership Taxation
AIM 6356 Tax Research
AIM 6335 Ethics for Professional Accountants

Additional Graduate AIM Electives (9 credit hours)
International Services Concentration (24 hours)

AIM 6330 Corporate Financial Reporting
AIM 6341 Planning, Control, and Performance Evaluation
AIM 6362 International Accounting
AIM 6363 International Taxation

Choose any 6 hours from the following:
IMS 6300 The Multinational Firm
IMS 6202 International Business Transactions
IMS 6310 International Marketing Management
IMS 6220 International Corporate Finance
IMS 6360 International Strategic Business Management

Choose at least one of: *
AIM 6342 Strategic Cost Management
AIM 6347 Cost Benefit Analysis for Technology Management
AIM 6377 Corporate Governance and Accounting

Additional Graduate AIM Electives (3 credit hours)
Management Consulting Concentration (24 hours)

AIM 6336 Information Technology Risk Management or AIM 6338 Analysis and Design with SAP*
AIM 6340 Information TechnologySoftware Project Management or AIM 6349 Information Technology Strategy and Control*
AIM 6341 Planning, Control and Performance Evaluation or AIM 6342 Strategic Cost Management*
AIM 6347 Cost Benefit Analysis for Technology Management or AIM 6377 Corporate Governance and Accounting*

Choose at least one of: *
AIM 6345 Business Valuation
AIM 6346 Financial Dimensions of Mergers and Acquisitions
AIM 6376 Accounting Applications of Capital Markets

Additional Graduate AIM Electives (9 credit hours)
(VI) Information Management Concentration (24 hours)

AIM 6336 Information Technology Risk Management
AIM 6338 Analysis and Design with SAP
AIM 6340 Information TechnologySoftware Project Management
AIM 6347 Cost Benefit Analysis for Technology Management
AIM 6349 Information Technology Strategy and Control

Additional Graduate AIM Electives (9 credit hours)
(VII) Professional Accounting Concentration (24 hours) ^

AIM 6330 Corporate Financial Reporting
AIM 6332 Issues in Financial Reporting
AIM 6341 Planning, Control and Performance Evaluation or AIM 6342 Strategic Cost Management
AIM 6334 Auditing
AIM 6335 Ethics for Professional Accountants

Additional Graduate AIM Electives (9 credit hours)

^Students should only follow this concentration if they were not undergraduate accounting majors.
*Alternate courses may be selected as AIM electives.