Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Master of Science in Accounting Degree. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.
|Required Courses (3 credit hours)
||Interpreting Accounting Information
|AC 405/MSAA 605*
||Acccounting for Nonprofit & Government Organizations
||Income Tax Research
||Accounting Information Systems
||Business Planning and Strategy
|AC 420/MSAC 620*
|AC 491/MSAA 691*
|Final MSA Project
|TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 30 credit hours
Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.
*These courses will be taught at both a 400‐level and a 600‐level so that students who are not enrolled in the masters program can still take the course as required under the new law that goes into effect on July 1, 2015. Existing Regis College undergraduate students can take the 600‐level version of this course in their senior year to count toward both their 128 hours of undergraduate work and 30 hours of graduate work.
MSAA 602 - INTERPRETING ACCOUNTING INFORMATION (3 credit hours)
Examines adjustment of financial statements used for analysis after assessing accounting policies used and other limitations of accounting model. Analysis of firm’s financial ratios, free cash flow, earnings quality, sustainable earnings, creditworthiness, and fundamental (intrinsic) equity value. Prerequisite(s): AC 320A, AC 320B, AC 410A, and AC 410B, or MBAC 604. Cross listing MBAA 602.
AC 405/MSAA 605 - ADVANCED AUDITING (3 credit hours)
Examines cases of failed audits to assess audit risk; identify relevant assertions, inherent risks, and control risks; formulate audit objectives; and evaluate appropriateness of audit evidence. Examines earnings management incentives and devices; and threats to auditor's independence. Prerequisite(s): For undergraduates - AC 480 & BA 430. For graduates - MSAA 602 or MBAA 602 or equivalent with faculty advisor approval.
MSAA 607 - ACCOUNTING FOR NONPROFIT & GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS (3 credit hours)
Examines accounting for not-for-profit organizations and governments. Emphasizes the use of accounting information to help identify and solve problems encountered in the management of these organizations. Prerequisite(s): MSAA 602 or MBAA 602 or permission of instructor. Cross listing: MBAA 607.
MSAA 615 - INCOME TAX RESEARCH (3 credit hours)
Develops the ability to research complex income tax questions. Examines the basis of tax law, research materials and research strategies. Research is completed using both manual and automated research systems. Prerequisite(s): MSAA 602. Cross listing: MBAA 615.
MSAA 617 - ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3 credit hours)
Identifies and defines the manual and automated systems necessary to provide accounting information. Studies and compares systems to prepare financial accounting, cost accounting and tax documents. Develops efficient, controlled systems that provide both required and management information. Prerequisite(s): MSAA 602 or equivalent with faculty advisor approval. Cross listing: MBAA 617.
MSAA 698E-W MSA INTERNSHIP/ACCOUNTING PRACTICUM (3 credit hours)
Under the supervision of a qualified MSA faculty member, provides an intensive internship appropriate for the Master of Science in Accounting program. In place of the internship, the student may complete an accounting practicum which involves working on accounting projects for local businesses, non-profits, and other organizations. Prerequisites: Completion of all foundation courses and permission of MSA lead faculty required.
MSAC 695 - BUSINESS PLANNING AND STRATEGY (3 credit hours)
Develops a strategic and operating plan and implements it using a complex realistic business simulation model. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 21 semester hours of 600-level MSA courses and all foundational courses. NOTE: Fee required.