Master’s Degree in Accounting

Description and Outcomes

The Master’s Degree in Accounting is a non-thesis program that requires a total of 66 quarter credits beyond the Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. The Master’s Degree in Accounting program assumes applicants to have a strong foundation in accounting consistent with the knowledge acquired from an undergraduate accounting degree. For those students who enter with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in accounting, the program is designed to be completed within one calendar year.

For those students that did not receive a bachelor’s degree in business, they must have Basic Accounting, and Economics as part of their course history. The Master’s Degree in Accounting program is designed for students who desire a professional accounting career.

Program Length

The program requires a total of 66 quarter credits.

Discipline Specific Outcomes

  • Use advanced accounting knowledge to address organizational issues.
  • Evaluate complex accounting solutions using accounting principles and financial analysis.
  • Assess emerging and global accounting issues that can contribute to organizational success.
  • Articulate a process for making ethical accounting decisions.
  • Manage accounting teams using competitive strategy to achieve established goals.
  • Communicate complex financial information in a clear and concise manner.

Admissions Requirements

The Admissions Committee reviews all applications. The required and preferred criteria are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, with Accounting and Economics as part of the course history, from an accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Proficiency in mathematics at the college algebra level
  • 2 years of work experience preferred.
  • A $ 50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Selection is based on high promise of success in graduate study in accountancy, as indicated by a combination of:
  • Official transcripts for each college/university attended
  • Scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT);
  • Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, if appropriate;
  • Prior work experience;
  • 2 letters of recommendation from employers or professors;
  • A current résumé

Master’s Degree in Accounting

Course Course Name Units
Quarter 1

BUS 501

Management Information Systems


BUS 502

Business Principles and Management


BUS 503

Finance and Accounting


Quarter 2

BUS 504

Strategic Marketing Management


BUS 505

Organizational Behavior


BUS 506

Business Process Management


Quarter 3

BUS 507

Strategic Management


BUS 508

International Business Strategy


BUS 509

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business


Quarter 4

BUS 510

Research Methodology


ACCT 501

Advanced Personal & Corporate Taxation


Quarter 5

ACCT 502

Managerial and Cost Accounting


ACCT 503

Financial Auditing


Quarter 6

ACCT 504

Advanced Financial Accounting


BUS 602

Corporate Finance


Quarter 7

BUS 603

Business Ethics Case Studies


ACCT 505

Master’s Degree in Accounting Capstone Course


Total Quarter Credits


Master’s Degree in Accounting Capstone Course

This course blends accounting theory, practice and research. Students demonstrate leadership and strategic decision-making skills along with advanced knowledge of accounting. Students present findings to colleagues and professionals in the field. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  • Apply learned research skills to investigate an entity.
  • Analyze the financials of organization.
  • Interpret results of the financial analysis.
  • Develop a course of action based on research on analysis.
  • Prepare a management summary of the research and analysis.
  • Present findings in a professional and engaging manner.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, you must:

  • Successfully complete 104 quarter credits of the required courses for your program of study and obtain the minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 required within the maximum time frame permitted (see the Satisfactory Academic Progress section for further information).
  • Return all property belonging TUA.
  • Attend Career Resources and Financial Aid exit interviews online, if applicable.
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the university prior to graduation unless previous satisfactory arrangements have been made. If satisfactory financial arrangements are not made, the graduation credential will be withheld.

Cost of Instruction

The table below is an estimate of the cost of instruction for the BA degree based on normal time for completion of 2 years (8 Quarters).

Degree Program Master’s in Accounting

Application Fee (Non Refundable)


Total Tuition for poor students, including scholarship


Books and Learning Materials


Supplies and Kits




International Transcript Evaluation Fee


Certified Translation


STRF Fee (California residents only)


Assessment Fees for Transfer of Credit


Fee for Transfer of Credit


TOEFL or IELTS Testing Fees


Library fees (Library Cards or Use Fees)

$100/year ****

Commencement fee (when student files graduation request).


*Cost of books based on Amazon listed cost of the book

**The cost of evaluating international transcripts will vary due to the number of course and degrees that need to be evaluated. Certified Translation cost will vary due to the number of pages that must be translated.

***The total charges do not include the cost of International Transcript Evaluation Fees, Certified Translation Fees and Fee for Transfer of Credit.

**** Paid to library directly