Master of Science in Accounting
Program Core Courses
This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in the College of Business. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.
This course provides students with applied research experience using electronic databases to determine proper application of GAAP, IASs, and IFRSs to practical situations. Students develop the skills needed to access accounting, auditing, and taxation rules and regulations; company financial statements; and related industry data used for analyzing financial statements.
This course provides students with an analysis of current practices and techniques used to design, install, operate, and manage an integrated accounting system in either a manual or a computerized setting. Application controls, information security requirements, and integration with other business information systems are examined.
This course is focused on key managerial and cost accounting concepts and methods. Students examine why, when, and how cost information is used to make effective decisions that lead a firm to success. Prerequisite: ACC-502.
This course gives students a robust legal and ethical framework that is crucial for accountants and managers under Sarbanes-Oxley. Using case studies that incorporate the principles of business law, the AICPA code, and other systems of ethics, students learn how a commitment to ethics can enable accounting professionals to meet their ethical obligations to all stakeholders.
This course provides an overview of auditing concepts related to forensic accounting, the internal audit function, operational auditing, and auditing information systems. In addition, students will become familiar with fraudulent financial reporting and the prevention and detection of irregularities. Prerequisites: ACC-616, and BUS-623.
This course is a study of the theory and practices of accounting for income taxes of corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. In addition, students will explore advanced tax planning concepts, including international tax implications. Prerequisites: ACC-616 and BUS-623.
This course is an introduction to the Uniform CPA exam. It is designed to prepare students for the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) and the Auditing and Attestation (AUD) parts of the exam.
This course is an introduction to the Uniform CPA exam. It is designed to prepare students for the Regulation (REG) and Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) parts of the exam.
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