MS in Accounting

The Master of Science in Accounting at the University of Michigan-Dearborn provides the specialized training required for success in corporate accounting, controllership, and public accounting.  It also provides the knowledge and number of credits required to complete the Uniform CPA Examination. The program offers expert faculty and expansive opportunities for networking.

The degree is open to all students, regardless of their undergraduate major.

Most courses in the program are offered on campus; a few are occasionally offered on-line. You may enroll on a full- or part-time basis, but course availability is greatest during the fall and winter semesters. The program usually can be completed within 12 months of full-time study.

Admission is rolling, and you 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 may take up to 6 graduate credits during the final semester of their undergraduate program.

Program Prerequisites

Admission prerequisites include 8 undergraduate courses in the following areas, each completed with a grade of "C" or better: Financial, Managerial, Cost, Asset, Equity, Federal Income Taxation, Accounting Information Systems, and Auditing. Admissible students may complete any or all of these undergraduate prerequisites at UM-Dearborn while enrolled in the graduate program. 

Applicants must also meet additional admission requirements.

Core Courses (7 courses/21 credit hours)

ACC 520
ACC 601
ACC 603
ACC 604
ACC 605
LE 510
TAX 510

Communications for the Accounting and Tax Professional
Advanced Accounting Information Systems
Issues in Auditing and Forensic Examination
International Accounting
Commercial Transactions
Fundamentals of Corporate Taxation

Electives (3 courses/9 credits)

Choose three courses with the prior approval of the Graduate
Programs Office from:

ACC 516, ACC 539, BE 583, BI 500, DS 520, FIN 581, FIN 651, 
FIN 652, FIN 655, MIS 525, MIS 575, MIS 640, MIS 641, MIS 642, 
MIS 643, MKT 622, MKT 625, OM 660 

Transfer Credit

Up to 6 transfer credits for previous, equivalent graduate coursework can be applied to the degree if those credits have not been counted toward a degree. Transfer credit is granted at the discretion of the program faculty.