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MS Accounting

Course Description

MS Accounting Program
The UW Bothell MS Accounting program is a professional graduate accounting program that prepares students for a seamless transition into the complex world of professional accounting at an advanced level. The program allows enough flexibility to allow successful integration to the world of corporate accounting. Courses offer a balance of theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to accountants, which aims to build human capital for short and long term. The program satisfies the fifth year requirement that is needed to successfully sit for the national Uniform CPA Examination. Required core classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Eastside Leadership Center in Bellevue.

Drawing from contemporary research, UW Bothell MS Accounting students will graduate with an awareness of the current intellectual debates surrounding accounting rules. Our world-class faculty will give you strong analytical, research and business communication skills that will get you noticed by industry and public accounting firms.

Program Overview
The MS Accounting consists of 45 quarter hours of coursework. Graduates earn a MS Accounting degree from the University of Washington, completed at the University of Washington Bothell. Elective courses integrated within the MBA program provide an opportunity for students to enhance networking relationships.

Program Benefits
- FLEXIBILITY & CONVENIENCE: We value your time commitment. Evening and weekend classes offered in Bellevue accommodate busy work schedules. We offer degree plans for full-time or part-time attendance.

- HIGH-IMPACT LEARNING: We emphasize close student-faculty interaction and critical-thinking to provide an inclusive learning environment that offers a wealth of practical and job-related skills and knowledge. Diverse student profiles enhance your experience and increase your professional network.

- TRUST: Employers want quality accounting graduates from quality business schools. The UW Bothell School of Business is accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB-accredited schools have better programs, better faculty, better students with higher overall GPAs, more international students, more employers that recruit from them, and graduates that receive better salaries. Less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation.

- VALUE: Graduate school is one of the biggest investments you will ever make in yourself. What is your ROI? UW Bothell is ranked best in the state by Money magazine in terms of educational quality, affordability and career earnings. The MS Accounting degree will not only satisfy the academic credit hours required to sit for the CPA exam, it will increase your knowledge, build your confidence and provide the means to differentiate yourself in a competitive work environment.

Additional information on Admission requirements - http://www.bothell.washington.edu/ms-accounting/admission/admitrequirements

The MS Accounting program allows students to seamlessly connect studies with the contemporary business environment. Courses offer a balance of theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to accountants, which aims to build human capital for short and long term.

The program consists of seven required core classes (25 credits) and five elective classes (20 credits) offered during autumn, winter, spring and summer quarters each academic year. Students complete the program in one year on a full-time schedule or may choose to earn the degree on a part-time schedule.

Students will learn a body of knowledge that is of immediate relevance to practicing accountants along with a working understanding of the foundations of modern finance and economics. Specifically, we expect our MS Accounting students to acquire a graduate level knowledge base in these topics and areas:
- Advanced accounting topics including consolidations and foreign currency issues
- Governmental and nonprofit accounting models
- Fundamental principles of Accounting Theory
- Advanced issues in managerial accounting
- Business law and ethical frameworks for decision making
- Critical perspectives on advanced financial reporting
- Analysis of financial statements for valuing a firm
- Modeling consequences of accounting rules and regulations
- Advanced auditing and forensic techniques
- Tax planning and research methodologies

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree program in Accounting or in Business at a recognized four-year U.S. University or equivalent institution. Students that do not have an undergraduate degree in Accounting or Business but complete the necessary prerequisite coursework are eligible to apply. In addition to having completed the necessary pre-requisite coursework, admission decisions will be based on multiple criteria such as the candidate’s overall and accounting GPAs, personal interviews and, unless specifically waived by the admissions committee, performance on the GMAT exam.

Course Fees

Total Tuition: Resident $20,535.00; Non-Resident $25,035.00

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