The MS in Accounting/MS in Finance dual degree offers students the opportunity to take advantage of course overlap between the MS in Accounting and MS in Finance curricula.

The Master of Science in Accounting provides the specialized training required for success in the professions of corporate accounting, controllership, and public accounting. It also provides students the knowledge and number of credits required to complete the Uniform CPA Examination. The Master of Science in Finance provides the specialized training required for success in financial professions, including careers in corporate finance, financial institutions, and investment management. The program allows students to receive both the MS in Accounting and MS in Finance simultaneously upon completion of 51 credit hours.

All courses in the program are offered on campus; many are also available on-line. Students may enroll on a full- or part-time basis, but course availability is greatest during the fall and winter semesters.

Admission is rolling, and students may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.

University of Michigan-Dearborn students who have been admitted to the MS-Accounting/MS-Finance may take up to 6 graduate credits during the final semester of their undergraduate program.

Curriculum

The MS in Accounting/MS in Finance requires 17 courses or 51 credit hours.

Students who wish to pursue the dual MS in Accounting and MS in Finance must meet the entrance requirements of both programs.

Programs Details

  • MS in Accounting

    Goal: MS in Accounting students will be able to integrate theory and applications in a wide variety of business situations.

    Objectives: MS in Accounting students will:

    1. Be able to effectively communicate ideas orally, in writing, and using computer technologies.
    2. Integrate multiple sources of information to formulate solutions to complex business issues.
    3. Apply standards and regulations that affect multinational businesses.
    4. Apply standards of practice to business situations.


    MS in Finance

    Goal 1:  Students will demonstrate analytical skills in solving problems.

    Objectives of the Corporate Finance concentration:  MS in Finance students will have the ability to:

    1. Analyze and manage risk in a global setting.
    2. Estimate the value of real assets.
    3. Evaluate managerial decisions concerning financial policy.​


    Objectives of the Investments concentration:  MS in Finance students will have the ability to:

    1. Analyze and manage risk in a global setting.
    2. Estimate the value of financial assets.
    3. Apply portfolio theory concepts to construct optimal risky assets portfolios that meet the objectives and constraints of their clients.


    Goal 2:  Students will be persuasive and/or informative communicators.

    Objective 1:  MS in Finance students will be able to convey finance knowledge through effective communication.