Prof. Seth Levine, CPA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Master of Professional Accounting

Course Sequence - MPrA - Bachelor-s in Accounting
Course sequence is subject to change.

Master of Professional Accounting - Non-Bachelors of Accounting

Course Sequence - MPA - Non0Bachelor-s in Accounting
Course sequence is subject to change.

Master of Professional Accounting – CPA Track

Course Sequence - MPA - CPA Trach
Course sequence is subject to change.

MBA with Accounting Practice Focus

Course Sequence - MBA with Accounting Practice Focus
Course sequence is subject to change.

Course Descriptions

ACC 681 - Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting

This course provides an overview and introduction to the subjects of financial and managerial accounting.

ACC 682 - Intermediate Accounting

This course builds on ACC 681 and provides a more advanced and in-depth treatment of topics in financial accounting. Prerequisite: ACC681

ACC 683 - Taxation

This course introduces basic concepts of federal income taxation applicable to businesses as well as individuals. Prerequisite: ACC682

ACC 684 – Accounting Information Systems

Course covers the nature, design, and implementation of accounting information systems. The objective of the course is to develop students’ understanding of the theory and practice of relational database management systems in the accounting view of enterprise-wide databases. Prerequisite: ACC 682

ACC 685 – Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation

This course emphasizes the fundamental techniques of financial statement analysis. The course also examines the use of accounting information in investment and credit decisions including the valuation of equity investments. Prerequisite: ACC 682

ACC 686 – Auditing

Course focuses on conducting an audit of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Course covers accounting information systems, audit planning, audit risk and materiality assessments, evaluation of internal control, audit evidence, documentation, and audit reports. Prerequisite: ACC 682

ACC 687 – Advanced Cost Accounting

The course focuses on the use of accounting information in reporting managerial performance and making business decisions. The course covers the preparation and use of managerial accounting information for use in planning, budgeting, control, pricing, and in making other business decisions. Prerequisite: ACC 682

ACC 688 – Advanced Accounting and Financial Reporting

The primary focus of the course is on business combinations and preparation of consolidated financial statements. Additionally, the accounting principles and practices applied to foreign operations and partnerships will be discussed along with foreign currency translation issues. Prerequisite: ACC 682

ACC 689 – Issues in Accounting with a focus on IFRS and Governmental/Nonprofit Entities

This course introduces core concepts and tools of IFRS and accounting and financial reporting including governmental and nonprofit organizations. Topics include transaction analysis, financial statement analysis and interpretation, compliance issues, and operational and cash budgeting. In addition, the impact of standards such as those promulgated by the IASB, GASB, and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) are investigated and evaluated. Prerequisite: ACC 682

ACC 690 – Fraud and Forensic Accounting: Ethics and the Legal Environment

This course focuses on conducting fraud examinations, and includes discussion of procedures used in forensic accounting examinations and reasons behind using these procedures. In addition, coursework addresses how allegations of fraud should be investigated to meet requirements of civil and/or criminal court procedures. Also covered are detection, investigation and prevention of specific types of fraud. Prerequisite: ACC 682

MGT 600 – Managing Responsible Behavior in Organizations

This course covers concepts of leadership, motivation, group dynamics, personality, organizational development strategies, and other behavioral aspects involved in the effective management of an organization through readings, lecture, video, discussion, and case analyses. The emphasis is on building a sound grasp of leadership practice, and on developing the ability to apply such knowledge to actual business problems.

BUS 640 – Fundamentals of Finance, Accounting, & Economics

This course details the fundamentals of financial accounting and finance, as well as microeconomic concepts, and touches on quantitative skills needed to pursue the Master of Science in Finance degree or other master degrees that entail taking elective courses in finance.

MKT 660 – Foundations of Marketing Management

The course introduces students to the analytical concepts and tools of marketing management. Special emphasis is placed on the relationships between marketing and overall company strategy, the development of a customer orientation, the integration of marketing throughout the organization and the implementation of systems for planning and controlling the marketing effort. Students consider problems of consumer analysis, product planning, integrated communication, distribution and pricing. The discovery and application of marketing management skills are developed through the use of readings, cases, exercises, and class discussions.

ECO 690 – Essentials of Economic Theory

An economic study of the environment in which the decision making process takes place in management and the functional areas. Structured especially for students without an undergraduate background in economics.

BTE 621 – Management Information Systems

This course is designed to give prospective managers a foundation in MIS sufficient to understand and effectively use information systems. Topics include types of information systems, role of MIS in organizations, CIO issues, ERP systems, and electronic commerce.

MAS 610 – Statistical Analysis for Managerial Decision Making

This course covers data analysis, probability concepts, distributions, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, simple and multiple regression and correlation analysis.

BSL 695 – Legal Implication in Executive Decision Making

Law and legal process are examined as they mix with the politics and ethics of business, including the weight given to legal implications in the executive decision-making process.

MAS 641 – Operations Research Models in Management

This course studies the application of operations research techniques in management. Topics include linear programming, PERT/CPM, queuing theory, forecasting, inventory models, statistical quality control, decision theory, and simulation.

MGT 653 – Operations Management

Introduction to major managerial problems and decision processes of operations management. Topics include the design of operations, planning, scheduling, quality control, systems analysis and evaluation, resource allocation, materials requirement planning, and integration of operations management with the other functional areas.

MGT 658 – Strategic Management

The formulation and implementation of strategy, from a domestic and international perspective, is explored through cases, readings, and decision simulation. An integration of all the core areas of business is emphasized. This core course is required of all MBA students.

Note: CPA exam and licensure requirements vary by state, and it is the responsibility of each student to ensure that they meet all of the requirements in the state in which they are applying, including additional work experience, specific age & citizenship requirements, additional coursework, etc. While the standard Master of Professional Accounting consists of eight courses, two additional (optional) courses are offered for students who require additional accounting coursework. To learn more about the CPA requirements, you can reference the following sites: The American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA); This Way to CPA; The National Association of State Board Accountancy (NASBA).