UNI's Master of Accounting program is a non-thesis, full time program.

You will be expected to carry a credit load sufficient to qualify as a full-time student for each semester during the program (with the exception of summer months). A minimum of 30 semester hours is required, of which a minimum of 15 hours must be at the 6000 level taken at UNI.

In addition, there can be no more than 12 credit hours of UNI g-level courses included in your program of study, and all transfer credit must be at the graduate level (i.e., equivalent to UNI's 6000-level courses).

 

UNI MAcc Required Courses (12 credits)

  • Financial Accounting Theory and Analysis

  • Applied Professional Research

  • Advanced Accounting Systems OR Management Information Systems Concepts

  • Business Law for the Professional Accountant

MAcc Elective Courses (18 credits)

You must pick 18 credits from the following 3-credit courses:

  • Advanced Accounting

  • Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

  • Fraud Examination

  • Advanced Auditing

  • Advanced Tax Topics

  • Cost Management

  • Graduate Internship in Accounting

  • Topics in Accounting

  • Individual Readings

  • Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Accounting

  • Research

  • Communication Management

  • Ethics in Business

  • International Financial Management

  • International Economics

  • International Financial Economics

  • Global Marketing

  • Public Finance

  • Cost Benefit Analysis

  • Urban and Regional Economics

  • Public Organizations

  • The Public Policy Process

  • History and U.S. Public Policy

Experiential Learning Requirement

The experiential learning component will expose you to the practice of professional accounting. The experience will involve many aspects of accounting including, the organizational structure and functioning of the business community, the reality of holding a professional position within the accounting community, the importance of communications within a business organization, the application of accounting skills and knowledge in a professional environment and the role of ethics in the practice of professional accounting skills.

Examples of ways in which this requirement might be satisfied include enrollment and satisfactory completion of Cost Management ACCT 6032; Graduate Internship in Accounting ACCT 6090; VITA: Individual Income Tax Preparation ACCT 3055; Cooperative Education in Accounting ACCT 3179; Internship - Accounting ACCT 3090; or Graduate Internship in Accounting ACCT 6090.

Internship courses will require a written report summarizing your experience upon completion of the course. Supervising faculty members will determine whether the experiential learning requirement goals have been satisfied.

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