Earn career capital with a Master of Science in Accounting from A&M-Commerce

A Master of Science in Accounting degree will take your accounting competencies and skills to the next level. Our AACSB-accredited accounting program will prepare you for a successful career in public accounting, corporate settings or government enterprises. More than just tax forms and Pro Forma, you’ll learn what it takes to provide organizations with valuable insight into operations and trends that can drive company profitability.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Dallas, Online
Duration 2 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Face-To-Face, Fully Online
Total Credit Hours 36 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required

MS Accounting Curriculum

Curriculum

Prerequisites for Non-business Undergrad Majors

Prerequisites for Non-business Undergrad Majors:

Get your basics. Don’t have an undergraduate degree in business? No problem, we’ve got you covered.

  • Intermediate Accounting 1&2 (ACCT 502)

Core Accounting Courses

Core Accounting Courses:

Develop Professional Skills. Dive into topics like investment, corporate finance, monetary management, and financial reporting covered in the core courses.

  • Accounting Research and Communication (ACCT 595)
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting (ACCT 525)
  • Auditing (ACCT 527)
  • Business Law for Accounting (ACCT 568)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (ACCT 575)
  • Forensic & Investigative Accounting (ACCT 562)
  • Government and Not for Profit Accounting (ACCT 522)
  • Individual Income Tax (ACCT 538)
  • Advanced Income Tax Accounting (ACCT 540)
  • Advanced Accounting (ACCT 521)

Electives

Electives:

Make it your own. Customize your degree with electives covering a wide range of financial subjects.

  • 2 Accounting Courses from COB Catalog

Available Minors

Available Minors (4 Courses) :

Invest in your future. Stand out from the crowd by adding a minor to your degree.

  • Business Analytics
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Marketing
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Economics of US Healthcare
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Corporate Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Real Estate

Available Certificates

Available Certificates (No Prerequisite Required)

Get noticed. Add a certificate to boost your job skills, and get hired!

  • Auditing and Forensic Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Economics of Healthcare
  • Operational Excellence
  • Tax Accounting

MS Accounting COurse Rotations

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Accounting (MSA) :: 1.03 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING

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Accounting (MSA) :: 1.03b Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

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Accounting (MSA) :: 1.06 PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

A degree in accounting will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Develop skills that prepare you for the demands of the global business environment.
  • Prepare you for a number of certification exams.
  • Learn about federal income tax on both individual and corporate levels.
  • Sharpen your abilities to research, analyze and communicate topics in accounting and/or tax by using qualitative and/or quantitative research methodology.
  • Gain an understanding of cost management concepts.
  • Explore information systems that provide accounting and other information to make effective and efficient decisions.
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Accounting (MSA) :: 1.07 Careers

Careers

Accounting gives you the ability to achieve competency in internal control systems, managerial accounting, income tax accounting, financial accounting and not-for-profit accounting. Our MS in Accounting degree program provides advanced learning in all major areas of accounting including business law, forensics and investment accounting. As a result, the courses in this degree program will position you to meet the trends in the business environment.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Accountant
$68,000
Tax Manager
$99,700

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Accounting (MSA) :: 1.10 MAJORS/EMPHASIS

Minor

We offer various minors that can be combined with your Accounting (MSA) degree. You can learn more about the available minors and their course requirements by visiting the Minors for Graduate Programs page.

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Accounting (MSA) :: 1.11 WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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What You Will Learn

Learning is experiential in our MS in Accounting program. With courses covering tax accounting, audit, international accounting, business ethics and even forensics, you will develop the analytical skills and professional expertise demanded by top firms around the world. The College of Business Career Center will assist you in building a foundation for long-term career growth through internships and other services.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Foundation courses including Research and Communications, Auditing, Financial Statement Analysis and Government and Not-For-Profit
  • Core accounting courses including Advanced Accounting and Advanced Income Tax Accounting
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Accounting (MSA) :: 1.12 FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Accounting (MSA) :: 1.13 Course Delivery and Resources

Course Delivery and Resources

Our programs are designed to be flexible, meeting the needs of working professionals who want the convenience of a fully online degree, full-time students who prefer face-to-face classes and blended options for those who need the convenience of both. We offer a graduate-level business degree to fit your lifestyle and career aspirations.

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Student Organizations

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is an international scholastic and professional financial information honors society. The primary objective of the society is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the fields of accounting, finance and management information systems.

National Association for Black Accountants

National Association for Black Accountants (NABA) is dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black accounting and finance professionals by providing leadership and technical training, as well as networking and career opportunities. NABA is the largest professional membership organization focused specifically on African-Americans and people of color in the accounting, finance and business-related fields. NABA’s members share and promote a professional ethos – “Lifting as We Climb!” NABA is represented at Texas A&M University-Commerce campus. For more information, please visit the Department of Accounting and Finance.

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Graduate Business Program Costs

Program Costs

Use the following links to get further information to tuition and fees, financial aid and scholarships.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS International/Domestic Tabs

Admission

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Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Accounting, MSA” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

Postal Alternative

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

One Letter of Recommendation

Request one signed letter of recommendation, on letterhead, from a professional who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. That individual should:

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

Personal Statement

Describe your preparation for graduate work, your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

  • Apply for scholarships and graduate assistantships once you are admitted.
  • Apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA and sending it to school code 003565.
  • Contact your financial aid advisor with any questions.

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Accounting MSA International Requirements

Deadlines

  • Fall admission consideration: June 1
  • Spring admission consideration: October 15

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Accounting, MSA” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $75 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

  • Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to:
    Texas A&M University-Commerce

    Attn: Graduate School
    2600 S. Neal St.
    Commerce, Texas 75428

One Letter of Recommendation

Request one signed letter of recommendation, on letterhead, from a professional who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. That individual should:

Postal Alternative

If you are unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
2600 S. Neal St.
Commerce Texas 75428

Personal Statement

Describe your preparation for graduate work, your academic interests and goals in no more than 500 words.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

English Proficiency

You do not need to submit test scores if you have completed (all years) of a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States.

Request that your scores from one of the following be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce:

  • TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550)
  • IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall)
  • PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher)
  • Duo Lingo (Minimum Score: 105)

*Scores must be less than two years old.

Official Sponsor Documents

Submit these documents to the Office of International Programs once you have been admitted

  • Official sponsor statement
  • Bank statement from the sponsor with a balance of at least $26,025 USD which is less than 1 year old

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Funding

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist is here to help you complete registration.

Contact your Graduate Enrollment Specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Accounting (MSA) :: Staff 1.14a

Department contact

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Dean’s Office Contact Information COB

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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Accounting (MSA) :: 1.14 RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

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