The Ramapo College M.S. in Accounting (MSAC ) curriculum encompasses ten (10) courses of three (3) credits each, for a total of thirty (30) credits. Designed with today’s accounting professionals in mind, the curriculum, in combination with an undergraduate degree in Accounting, fulfills the 150-credit education requirement for CPA licensure in New Jersey, New York and several other states.
Courses in Brief:
Students will learn about the importance of analyzing data in accounting and how to analyze data in practical accounting applications.
Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting:
Students will learn the fundamentals of accounting as they relate to nonprofit organizations and governments at the federal, state, county and municipal levels.
Business Law, Ethics and Regulatory Pronouncements:
This course highlights the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system and ethical practices in an accounting context.
Financial Statement Analysis:
In this course, students will learn to analyze financial statements in greater detail in order to comprehend their implications relating to the accounting field.
Advanced Auditing and Information Technology Systems:
Students learn how to conduct audits while learning about the fundamentals of information technology in accounting and practical applications of IT in accountants’ daily practices.
This course emphasizes the use of accounting in cases involving fraud, embezzlement and other business-related crimes. Students will be able to determine evidence of misleading accounting statements and other clues indicating a potential white-collar crime.
Advanced Federal Taxation Issues:
Focusing on key concepts in taxation, this course takes an in-depth look at tax accounting.
Fraud Examination and Advanced Auditing:
This course places emphasis on the use of fundamental concepts used to investigate fraud, particularly relating to the accounting field. For example, students may examine accounting statements to determine if there is any inaccuracy and, if so, determine whether any kind of fraud was committed.
International Accounting and Reporting Issues:
This class focuses on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and other topics relating to accounting practices outside the United States and the relevance of international accounting concepts to practitioners in accounting worldwide.
Fundamentals of Accounting Research and Advanced Topics:
This course focuses on developing applied professional research skills in areas of recent accounting, auditing and tax pronouncements.
Contemporary Issues in Accounting Practice:
Focusing on current and recent events in the accounting field, as well as trends in accounting practice, this course highlights the importance of various accounting-related issues and their implications for practitioners in financial, managerial and tax accounting.
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