Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

1 year and 1 semester (including summer)
Credit Hours:

Help companies navigate the complicated world of corporate accounting.
The M.S. in Accounting with a concentration in Corporate Accounting 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 a Master's in Corporate Accounting?

A Master of Science with a major 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

Corporate Accounting 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 have also 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.

Career Outlook

Career possibilities include:

  • Actuary
  • Budget Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Controller
  • Management Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer

Corporate Accounting Master's Courses You Could Take

Oil and Gas Accounting (3 hrs)
Introduction to the oil and gas industry and the specialized financial accounting procedures associated with the industry. Areas emphasized include accounting for exploration, development, production, depreciation, depletion and amortization; conveyances, joint operations, asset impairment and retirement obligations; and disclosures and reserves.
Data Visualization for Analytics (3 hrs)
Insightful displays of complex, large and possibly unstructured quantitative and qualitative data. Data visualization for analytics goes beyond traditional static graphs and charts by seamlessly connecting data analysis, data-based optimization and data presentation to create visualizations. Topics include visualization design principles, data refinement and preparation, tandem modeling and optimization with visualizations, use of state-of-the-art software tools for visualization and creation of dynamic interactive visualizations as decision support aids.
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 the 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.
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.
Managerial Cost Accounting (3 hrs)
Accumulation, analysis and interpretation of accounting data relevant to purposes of managerial decision making; profit planning and control, and application of analytics, statistics, and critical thinking to accounting analysis.

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