UIW MSA Program | Master of Science In Accounting

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UIW’s master’s degree program in accounting offers a thirty-hour degree designed to provide the opportunity for concerned, enlightened, globally and socially aware students to achieve the professional competencies required for entrance to the accounting profession, as well as to provide candidates the opportunity to obtain the credentials required by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to sit for the national CPA licensing examination. The program offers a traditional MSA, or students may pursue tracks in taxation or assurance and financial reporting.

The Tax track focuses on contemporary aspects of taxation for use in both individual tax practices and business entities. The track is designed to enable students to become proficient in tax research, analysis and problem solving relevant to the current regulatory environment.

The Assurance/Financial Reporting track provides a practical and theoretical exposure to current audit and assurance service topics. Students analyze and evaluate financial statements and related disclosures while gaining an understanding of the relationship between the responsibilities of entities and the public accounting profession.

The traditional, non-track based MSA degree plan remains available for students not interested in track specialization.

Both tracks and the traditional MSA offer students opportunities to participate in accounting internships.

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A. The program offers two routes for admission.

  1. Baccalaureate degree with an accounting major or concentration, with a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate prerequisite accounting courses.
  2. Baccalaureate degree not in business, or otherwise not presenting the minimum undergraduate prerequisite accounting and business courses.

B. Applicants with the baccalaureate degree, without the minimum undergraduate prerequisite accounting and business courses may be admitted on probationary status. Applicants admitted on probationary status are required to complete the undergraduate accounting and business course deficiencies prior to enrollment in the last full semester of study.

C. All applicants for admission must present an acceptable statement detailing the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the Master of Science in Accounting degree. Grade point averages, transcripts, prior work experience (if any), and the applicant’s statement will be considered in the admission decision.