Quinnipiac University

MS in Accounting Curriculum

Our curriculum builds industry-specific knowledge and skills while giving you the flexibility to customize your schedule based on your needs. Below are the course requirements for the Master's in Accounting program and an example of what your academic experience might look like.

Focus on your unique interests with an optional concentration

Students may choose to take elective courses to complete a concentration in business analytics. Within this concentration, students will evaluate the different techniques used to interpret data, learn how data is stored and accessed, explore analytical tools for organizational decision making, and hone their ability to present analytical results.

All concentrations require 3 electives in the concentration area. For all programs, students should discuss their interest in a concentration as soon as possible. Some concentrations require courses be taken in sequence. Concentrations are contingent upon course offerings and faculty availability, and are subject to change.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with this degree will demonstrate:

Professional Communication: an ability to communicate complex accounting reports and other financial information in both technical and common language; a proficiency in the use of information technology packages to process information and to effectively complete tasks in applicable areas.

Business Analytics and Critical Thinking: proficiency in the use of statistical and analytical tools to analyze complex accounting problems and will be able to make practical and reliable decisions as appropriate in order to resolve problem.

Business Environment: the capacity to recognize ethical issues encountered in public and private accounting environments and consider resolutions that are legal and ethical with appropriate consideration on the firms’ material stakeholders; knowledge of the issues involved in Multinational Corporation accounting including a strong understanding of the issues in international financial reporting standards.

Accounting Integration: knowledge of the principles and standards applied to financial reporting for U.S. corporations (U.S. GAAP) and to financial reporting for specialized industries and organizations such as non-profits and governments; an understanding of the relevant professional standards.