Degree Requirements

Master of Accounting Curriculum
Completed in 9 or 12 months depending on undergraduate degree. Total of 30-48 units.

Summer Semester
units
  • Summer Intensive Principles & Practices*


                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Total Units

* Only for those students without an undergraduate degree in accounting

15


15                               

Fall semester
units
  • Professional Responsibilities in Accounting
  • Advanced Enterprise Systems and Technologies
  • Auditing and Assurance Services or
  • Advanced Financial Statement Auditing (Spring)
  • Communications (placed based on previous course & experience)
  • Fair Value Accounting:  GAAP, IFRS & Emerging Issues
  • 1 Accounting Elective or 1 Floating Elective
     

Students will take Corporate Finance if course not previously completed. This course will replace the Fall Elective which will be taken in Spring.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Total Units

3
3
3

3
1.5
3

3



16.5                                     

spring semester
units
  • Ethics for Professional Accountants
  • 3-4 Accounting Electives or 1 Floating Elective


                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Total Units

3
10.5


13.5-16.5                

Accounting Electives (10.5-12 units)

  • Global Accounting Experience
  • Financial Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Tax Planning and Strategy
  • Performance Measurement, Evaluation, and Incentives
  • Strategy and Operations Through CFO Lens
  • Methods and Motivations of Financial Reporting Fraud
  • Accounting and Corporate Governance in Global Business
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Income Tax Accounting and Auditing
  • Family Wealth Preservation
  • Forensic Accounting

Floating Electives

Floating electives can be selected from Marshall business courses in addition to others with prior approval from our Academic Advisor. 

 

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Leventhal School of Accounting
ACC 101, mc 0441
3660 Trousdale Parkway
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0441

 

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