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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

1 year and 1 semester (including summer)
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Help prevent and detect financial fraud by companies and other organizations.
The Master of Science in Accounting with a concentration in Audit and Assurance is a full-time cohort style program that is designed to provide an appropriate base of knowledge for entry into the accounting profession.

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Why Earn an Accounting Audit and Assurance Master's?

Our Master of Science in Accounting is designed to provide an appropriate knowledge base for entry into the accounting profession. Students earning this degree will have completed an educational program consistent with recommendations from professional accountants and accounting educators.

Stricter government regulations have led to an increased demand for accounting graduates in public accounting firms, public and private business, and nonprofit organizations.

Pursuing a graduate degree in accounting thoroughly prepares you to address a wide variety of professional challenges that arise in the profession. This in-depth study gives you an advantage over others in the workplace.

Marketable Skills
  • Knowledge-based resolution of ethical dilemmas
  • Research and resolve technical accounting/auditing issues
  • Technical competency in accounting and audit
  • Identify income tax issues and solutions
  • Data and analysis skills

Accounting Audit and Assurance Master's Highlights

Our accounting program has garnered national recognition from its peers. In the Public Accounting Report's Annual Professors Survey, accounting professors ranked the program among the top 50 in the nation.
Graduates from this AACSB program also have achieved the second highest CPA pass rate from all schools within Texas.
Faculty members are involved in behavioral, empirical, archival, historical and theoretical research. Research topics range from the application of cognitive models to the impact of governmental standards on borrowing costs.
The Business Leadership Building, which has Gold-level LEED certification for sustainability, reflects our commitment to preparing future business leaders. It provides you with the highest level of academic instruction possible using cutting-edge technology and interactive learning environments.
Faculty members also contribute to a variety of journals, publish in professional works, scholarly books and monographs, and participate in national and international conferences.
Accounting doctoral students at UNT benefit from collaborating with nationally recognized faculty experts in a new, exceptionally well-equipped building with cutting edge technology.

Career Outlook

Career possibilities include:

  • Bank examiner
  • Budget accountant
  • Budgetary control analyst
  • Controller
  • Cost accountant
  • External auditor
  • Internal auditor
  • Inventory control specialist
  • Public accountant
  • Underwriter

Accounting Audit and Assurance Master's Courses You Could Take

Fundamentals of Accounting Research (3 hrs)
Designed to develop student skills in generating documentary support and arguments for an acceptable solution to complex accounting problems; to enhance student skills in effectively organizing and communicating, in written and oral form, proposed solutions to accounting problems; and to familiarize students with contemporary accounting practice.
Data Analysis in Accounting (3 hrs)
Designed to develop student understanding of the role of accounting information systems and their functions in business. Students develop computer skills in applications for all accounting disciplines. Upon completion of the course, students understand how accounting information systems facilitate the accomplishment of strategic and operational objectives within the organization.
Professional Ethics and Corporate Governance (3 hrs)
Examination of professional ethics from both a philosophical and business perspective. Ethical reasoning, moral character and moral decision making provide a framework for examining the importance of ethics in an individual’s personal life and professional career.
External Auditing (3 hrs)
Typical topics include professional issues, ethical responsibilities, the auditor’s role in society, audit planning, the evaluation of evidence pertaining to internal controls and account balances, and the auditor’s consideration of fraud.
IT Auditing (3 hrs)
Addresses the skills and knowledge required of auditors, both internal and independent, in technology-based accounting environments. Primary focus is on the use of the computer as an audit tool for controls and financials, through Generalized Audit Software.
Business Research Methods (3 hrs)
Designed to introduce doctoral students to the methods and measurements of business research, including scientific method, research design and measurement. Focus on topics that provide doctoral students with a better understanding of theoretical frameworks used in research. Form and structure of explanations, laws and theories used in research are examined and discussed.

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