Public Accountancy Concentration
The MBA in Public Accountancy combines the breadth of instruction in general business principles with the common body of knowledge recommended by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The program is intended for both business and liberal arts graduates. Graduate students seeking both the MBA degree and CPA credential benefit from the broadly based core instruction of the MBA and the expertise developed in the specialized public accounting courses.
The program consists of 69 credits. Students gain the high sense of responsibility and professional competence expected in the accounting profession. It also prepares them for the business challenges many CPAs encounter in their careers. Students who studied business as undergraduates may find that they automatically are waived out of certain required courses by the admissions office or may take a waiver exam for this purpose.
Students who complete the MBA in Public Accountancy are eligible to fulfill the curriculum requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant Examination. For more specific information with regard to the exam and state licensure requirements, students should visit the website of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
Primary Concentration (for CPA Licensure)
The course requirements for the MBA in Public Accountancy consist of eight advanced-level discipline courses and four breadth courses for a total of 36 credits.
Advanced-level Discipline Courses
|ACGB 7105||Financial Accounting||3|
|ACGB 7120||Ext Finl Info & Rptg||3|
|ACGB 7130||Adv Ext Info & Rptg||3|
|ACGB 7155||Managerial Accounting Analysis||3|
|ACGB 7171||Auditing of Accounting Systems I||3|
|ACGB 7176||Planning and Managing the Audit||3|
|ACGB 7184||Individual and Business Entity Taxation||3|
|One of the following advanced courses:||3|
|Financial Statement Analysis|
|BLGB 7320||Business Law II||3|
|TXGB 7001||Corporate Taxation||3|
|One advanced-level finance course 1||3|
|One choice from the following:||3|
|Federal Research and Procedures|
|Taxation - Internship|
An advanced-level Finance course is any course with the designation FNGB that is a 7000 level or higher.
A list of finance courses can be found in the Finance and Business Economics academic area page.