High value is placed on employees who bring a broad background to their positions. Recognizing this fact, the MSAIA program accommodates students who do not have undergraduate accounting or business degrees.
Students who did not major in accounting, but have an undergraduate business degree, are required to take five accounting courses prior to beginning the graduate MSAIA course work. The courses are:
- Financial Accounting I and II (two semesters of intermediate financial accounting)
- Accounting Information Systems
- Fundamentals of Auditing
- Cost Accounting
Applicants who do not have an undergraduate business degree will likely require two years to complete the program. The first year is devoted to background courses and the second to the graduate program itself.
In addition to these five background accounting courses, students without a business background are required to complete the following courses prior to any 400 level coursework. Some of these courses are prerequisites to the above five accounting courses:
||Principles of Economics
||Introduction to Financial Accounting
||Introduction to Managerial Accounting
||Legal Environment of Business
||Supply Chain Operations Management
||Management of Organizations
||Introduction to Information Systems