|Major Code: 8351
||Degree Awarded: Master of Science
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom
||Age Restriction: No
|Admission Status: Graduate
||Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
|Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended
The Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Forensics degree program complements the undergraduate accounting program offered through the college and allows students to continue their education in an innovative and highly sought-after area of accounting. This program gives flexibility for M.B.A. majors wishing to switch to the M.S. program.
The applicant to the master of science program must have a bachelor’s degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Applicants who are graduates of non-business programs are also encouraged to apply. An applicant is assigned an advisor soon after acceptance into the program, and should meet with the advisor to prepare a program plan outlining the courses needed for the degree.
The admissions decision is based on a review of the application documentation including work experience, academic performance, references and written statement of purpose. Although taking the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not a requirement, it is highly recommended for admission consideration. Individuals who take the GMAT and obtain a satisfactory score can compensate for other criteria in their application (such as academic performance or work experience). Preference for graduate scholarships will be given to applicants who take the GMAT.*
General admission requirements, student classifications and the process for applying are presented in the Academic Overview section. Additional requirements regarding admission and program requirements may be obtained from the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business.
*The GRE may be substituted.
The Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Forensics is conferred on students who successfully complete 30 credit hours of required and elective courses as outlined below. The degree requires completion of a common set of six core courses including the capstone course in advanced problems and current topics in accounting. The required courses are designed to prepare the student to respond to the complex business decisions that arise in today’s rapidly changing environment. As such, these courses incorporate either case studies or projects requiring extensive qualitative and/or quantitative analysis.