CSU's Master of Accountancy is a 30-credit program offered on campus that provides a wealth of practical job-related knowledge and the in-depth topical coverage you need to successfully sit for the national Uniform CPA Examination.

Our curriculum reflects the breadth of services performed by CPAs. The Taxation Specialization provides advanced coursework in taxation, with a focus on preparation for professional tax practice. In particular, in-depth coverage of topics relevant for those interested a career in tax compliance, planning, and consulting, as well as corporate tax.

Students will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Develop the necessary research skills to investigate complex accounting issues.
  2. Apply analytical and conceptual problem-solving skills to the field of corporate taxation.
  3. Describe the role of information systems and technology in accounting.
  4. Communicate complex accounting issues orally and in writing.
  5. Recognize ethical and legal issues in a variety of accounting situations.

Effective Fall 2020

Required Core: (15 credits)
ACT 540Professional Ethics and Responsibilities3
ACT 550Accounting Information Technologies3
ACT 561Legal and Regulatory Issues in Accounting3
ACT 601AProfessional Practice: Taxation3
ACT 631Corporate Taxation3
Other Required Courses: (12 credits)
ACT 541Forensic Accounting and Fraud Auditing3
ACT 633Flow-Through Entities3
ACT 635State and Local Taxation3
ACT 636Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders3
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Government and Nonprofit
Oil and Gas Accounting
Issues in Financial Reporting and Auditing
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
Special Topics in Taxation
Information Systems Audit and Control
Business Intelligence
Applied Data Mining and Analytics in Business
Project Management: Information Technology
Enterprise Computing and Systems Integration
Program Total Credits:30

A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program.