The Master of Science in Management specialization in Accounting (MSM-ACC) is a 36-hour graduate program designed to develop or enhance the personal and technical management skills necessary for more effective functioning within the administrative arena in private business and public agencies. The curriculum is organized around the theme of "leadership," and courses offered expand on five essential elements. Understand the workings of the world both within and outside the organization. Envision the direction toward which the organization or group should move. Decide between any number of options how to solve problems and achieve goals. Mobilize individuals to work together toward a common end. The degree program is designed to enable students to apply increasingly sophisticated theoretical concepts to the solution of practical management problems. The MSM in Accounting emphasizes the acquisition of technical management skills within a peer group or management team context. Courses include Financial Statement Preparation and Analysis, Auditing and Fraud Detection, Business Structure and Taxes, and Accounting Information Systems and Control.
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