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Online Master of Science
Accountancy (UH Extend)

Degree Plan

The Online MSACCY degree plan is meant to prepare students for careers in professional accounting by offering them the opportunity to customize their degree to address a specific area of interest. Please review the course details for information regarding the available courses.

Students are required to select one of three functional tracks: Assurance and Financial Reporting, Tax Compliance and Consulting, and Business Advisory and Internal Audit. Upon acceptance, students will need to declare which of the three required tracks they intend to pursue.

The Online MSACCY degree plan outlined below is based on successful completion of all business and accounting foundation prerequisites. If necessary, business foundation courses can be completed as part of a modified Online MSACCY degree plan where additional credits would be required. Accounting foundation prerequisites must be completed prior to starting the Online MSACCY degree program. We strongly recommend that students don't take more than 9 hours a semester once they begin the Online MSACCY Program, as doing so will limit course selection options in future semesters.

Courses Credit Hours
Required Accounting Core Courses
Introduction to Data Analytics (ACCT 7320) 3
Corporate Taxation (ACCT 7375) 3
Required Non-Accounting Core Courses
Professional Accounting Communication (GENB 7303) 3
Business Ethics for Accountants (GENB 7304) 3
Business or Accounting Elective
One course from a department-maintained list of approved electives detailed below 3
Required Track
Choose one of three required tracks detailed below 15
Total 30

Pick One of Three Required Tracks

  • Assurance & Financial Reporting Track (15hrs)

    Courses Credit Hours
    Advanced Accounting (ACCT 7330) 3
    Financial Statement Analysis (ACCT 7340) 3
    Advanced Financial Statement Auditing (ACCT 7370) 3
    Control & Security of Financial Information (ACCT 7390) 3
    One course from a list of options (see list below) 3
    Assurance & Financial Reporting Options
    • Applied Data Analytics in Accounting I (ACCT 7373)
    • Applied Data Analytics in Accounting II (ACCT 7374)
    • Government & Non-Profit Accounting (ACCT 7378)
    • Governance, Risk & Compliance (ACCT 7382)
    • Enterprise Risk Management (ACCT 7384)
    • Fraud Examination (ACCT 7385)
  • Tax Compliance & Consulting Track (15hrs)

    Courses Credit Hours
    Advanced Accounting (ACCT 7330) 3
    Either Tax Research (ACCT 7362)
    or Current Issues in Taxation (ACCT 7379)
    3
    Three courses from a list of options (see list below) 9
    Tax Compliance & Consulting Options
    • Oil & Gas Taxation (ACCT 7337)
    • Partnership Taxation (ACCT 7360)
    • Tax Research (ACCT 7362)*
    • Transfer Pricing: Theory & Practice (ACCT 7364)
    • Multijurisdictional Tax (ACCT 7372)
    • Current Issues in Taxation (ACCT 7379)*
    • Advanced Corporate Tax (ACCT 7380)

    * Students on the Tax Compliance & Consulting Track are required to take one of these two courses. If a student wishes to take both classes, one of the courses will count toward the 9 hours of track courses students may choose from the list of options. Note, a single class cannot fulfill mandatory track course requirements and count as track elective.

  • Business Advisory & Internal Audit Track (15hrs)

    Courses Credit Hours
    Advanced Internal Auditing (ACCT 7367) 3
    Fraud Examination (ACCT 7385) 3
    Control & Security of Financial Information (ACCT 7390) 3
    Enterprise Risk Management (ACCT 7384) 3
    One course from a list of options (see list below) 3
    Business Advisory & Internal Audit Options
    • Advanced Accounting (ACCT 7330)
    • Financial Statement Analysis (ACCT 7340)
    • Applied Data Analytics in Accounting I (ACCT 7373)
    • Applied Data Analytics in Accounting II (ACCT 7374)
    • Government & Non-Profit Accounting (ACCT 7378)
    • Governance, Risk & Compliance (ACCT 7382)
Department-Maintained List for the Business or Accounting Elective
  • Business or Accounting Elective Options (3hrs)

    • Any required or elected course in any of the three tracks not used to complete a track.
    • ACCT 7363 Contemporary Accounting Topics
    • BZAN 7320 Business Modeling for Competitive Advantage
    • MIS 7373 Business Applications of Database Management Systems I
    • MIS 7376 Systems Analysis and Design
    • MIS 7381 Management of Information Security
    • MIS 7378 Information Technology Management and Control

    This iteration of the degree plan does not include an internship for credit.

Certificates

Earning an MSACCY Certificate offers students an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of a particular subject area and provides credentials that professionals can use to accelerate their careers. Upon completion of the Online MSACCY Program, students may request a certificate in the area of their specialization.

The certificates are only available to MSACCY students. For assistance with course selection, students should contact their MSACCY advisor.

Certificate Requirements

To earn a certificate(s), students must be currently enrolled in the Online MSACCY Program and meet the requirements for the certificate(s) as well as the MSACCY degree requirements outlined above.

  • Completion of the courses listed specifically for each certificate with a grade of “B” or higher for each course.
  • Students must submit a certificate petition to their MSACCY advisor prior to the start of their last semester. Additionally, students must apply to graduate with their degree and certificate(s) via myUH**. Certificates are awarded after grades are posted for the final semester of the Online MSACCY Program and requirements are verified.

Required Track Certificate

The degree plan requires students to select one of the three tracks which include: Assurance & Financial Reporting, Tax Compliance & Consulting Track, and Business Advisory & Internal Audit. If a student wishes to receive a certificate for their required track, they must meet the certificate requirements outlined above. Please refer to the MSACCY degree plan for additional information regarding the required track options.

**Note: There are mandatory graduation application fees associated with applying to graduate with the Online MSACCY degree and certificate(s).

Optional Certificate

The Online MSACCY Program offers an optional track in Applied Data Analytics.

Please note that completing the optional track may require additional courses beyond the 30 hours of the degree plan.

  • Applied Data Analytics in Accounting Certificate

    The Applied Data Analytics in Accounting Certificate helps students develop their understanding and ability to pragmatically apply Data Analytics to the fields of accounting and auditing.

    Required Courses
    ACCT 7320 Introduction to Data Analytics in Accounting
    ACCT 7373 Applied Data Analytics in Accounting I
    ACCT 7374 Applied Data Analytics in Accounting II
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