With its emphasis on hands-on application of accounting principles and responsible leadership, Loyola’s Master of Science in Accountancy program gives you the foundation you need to excel in today’s constantly changing regulatory environment.
The Master of Science in Accountancy degree is a 12-course evening program taught on a quarter system. A student may enter the program at the start of the fall and spring terms.
Students who have not completed foundational courses in accounting will have to take additional courses to fulfill prerequisite requirements.
Courses: 12 required
|MSA Core Courses|
|Choose six (6) Accounting courses||18|
|Issues in Financial Reporting|
|Financial State Analysis|
|Special Topics in Accounting|
|International Accounting 1|
|Tax Research 2|
|State, Local and International Tax 2|
|Forensic Accounting and Fraud 3|
|Advanced Forensic Accounting 4|
|Business Ethics Course|
|MGMT 441N||Business Ethics||3|
|or MGMT 446||International Business Ethics|
|or INFS 795||Ethics and Data Analytics|
|Two (2) Non-Accounting Graduate Business Elective Courses 5||6|
|Three (3) ACCT or Graduate Business Elective Courses 5||9|
Prerequisite is ACCT 406 Accounting Theory II.
Prerequisite is ACCT 408 Tax Principles Applied to Entities.
Prerequisite is ACCT 409 Audit I -Audit and Assurance.
MSA Prerequisite Pool
For students who need additional foundational courses in accounting, the following course options will fulfill prerequisite requirements.
|ACCT 405||Accounting Theory I||3|
|ACCT 406||Accounting Theory II||3|
|ACCT 407||Tax Principles Applied to Individuals||3|
|ACCT 408||Tax Principles Applied to Entities||3|
|ACCT 409||Audit I -Audit and Assurance||3|
|ACCT 410||Audit II-Advanced Audit and Professional Ethics||3|
|ACCT 411||Business Law and Accountants||3|
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program, graduates are expected to have acquired essential skills in the areas of:
- Measurement: Graduate accounting students will demonstrate the ability to identify what needs to be measured, apply the appropriate measures, and recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the measures used.
- Decision Making: Graduate accounting students will demonstrate the ability to critically use financial and non-financial data in decision-making.
- Research: Graduate accounting students will demonstrate the ability to research new or existing accounting issues and topics, understand the link between business and accounting, and apply the finding to the business condition.
- Risk Analysis: Graduate accounting students will demonstrate the ability to identify and manage risk.
- Communication: Graduate accounting students will possess the ability to communicate scope, findings and recommendations of accounting work.