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Program Requirements

Program Requirements [30 - 57 credits]

(Effective August 2014)

The M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services program requires 30 credits of coursework plus a maximum of 27 credits of foundation coursework for those students with an undergraduate degree not in business or accounting.

Foundation Coursework [0 - 27 credits]

  • Accounting Foundation Courses

    Note: To meet accounting undergraduate equivalency requirements, students may be required to complete some or all of the courses listed below. A maximum of 27 credits of the Foundation Coursework (Accounting and Business Prep Courses) may be waived.

    Foundation Course "Waivers": Information pertaining to course waivers can be viewed on the UB/Towson MBA website.

    ACCT



    505



    Accounting Essentials (1.5 cr) -or- ACCT 201 and ACCT 202
    Prerequisite: grad standing


    ACCT

    405

    Income Taxation (3 cr)
    Prerequisite: ACCT 505

    ACCT

    510

    Intermediate Accounting I (3 cr) -or- ACCT 301
    Prerequisite: ACCT 505

    ACCT

    511

    Intermediate Accounting II (3 cr) -or- ACCT 302

    ACCT

    512

    Auditing plus Accounting Information Systems (3 cr) -or- ACCT 317 and ACCT 401

    ACCT
    513
    Intermediate Accounting III / Advanced Accounting (3 cr)
    -or- ACCT 310 and ACCT 403

    ACCT
    306
    Cost Accounting (3 cr) ACCT 605 Performance Management and Accounting (3) may be used to satisfy
  • Nonaccounting Foundation Courses

    ECON

    505

    MicroEconomics (1.5 cr) 

    ECON

    506

    MacroEconomics (1.5 cr)

    FIN

    505

    Essentials of Finance (1.5 cr) 

    OPRE

     505

    Fundamentals of Statistics (1.5 cr) 

    OPRE  506
    Managerial Statistics (1.5 cr) 

     

Degree Requirements [30 credits]


Required Coursework


  • Accounting Courses [12 credits]

    ACCT

    630

    Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting (3 cr) 

    ACCT

    720

    Design of Managerial Cost and Control Systems (3 cr ) 

    ACCT

    740

    Advanced Topics in Assurance Services (3) 

    ACCT
    752

    Advanced Topics in Accounting Systems (3) -or-
    INSS 605 IT for Business Transformation (3 cr)

  • Finance Courses [6 credits]

    FIN

    605

    Financial Management (1.5 cr) 

    FIN

    625

    Corporate Finance (1.5 cr) 

    FIN
    715
    Investment Analysis (3 cr) -or- FIN 705 Financial Analysis and Forecasting (3 cr)
     
  • Information Systems Courses [6 credits]

    INSS

    651

    Database Management (3 cr) -or- AIT 632 Data Management Systems (TU) (3 cr)
     

    INSS
    671
    Systems Analysis and Design (3 cr) -or- AIT 610 System Develop Process (TU) (3 cr)
     

Electives [6 credits]


  •  Select two elective courses from the following:

    ACCT

    655

    Tax Policy (3 cr)

    ACCT

    680

    Taxation of Entities ** (3 cr)

    ACCT

    770

    Seminar in Current Topics in Accounting ** (3 cr)

    ACCT
    780
    Sustainability Accounting (3)
    ACCT

    797

    Special Topics in Accounting (3 cr)

    AIT

    600

    Information Technology Infrastructure* (3 cr) 

    AIT

    612

    Information Systems Vulnerability and Risk Analysis * (3 cr) 

    AIT

    614

    Network Security * (3 cr) 

    FIN

    720

    Global Finance (3 cr)

    FIN

    725

    Risk Management (3 cr)

    FIN

    735

    Portfolio Management (3 cr)

    FIN

    750

    Real Estate Investment (3 cr)

    FIN

    770

    New Venture Financing (3 cr)

    FIN

    780

    Business Valuation (3 cr)

    FIN

    797

    Special Topics in Financial Management (3 cr)

    INSS

    641

    Leadership of the IT Function (3 cr)

    INSS

    650

    Networking and Telecommunications (3 cr)

    INSS

    765

    e-Commerce Technologies and Applications (3 cr)

    INSS

    797

    Advanced Topics in Information Systems (3 cr)

    MGMT

    745

    Managing the Sustainable Enterprise

    MGMT 757 e-Commerce and Supply Chain Management

    *These courses are offered by the College of Business and Economics at Towson University.
    **Available as electives only for students who have not taken equivalent courses in their undergraduate program.