Master of Science-Accounting

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Academic preparation including GPA and prior degree(s)
  • Minimum 2.50 GPA in last 60 hours of undergraduate degree program
  • Three supportive letters from faculty, mentors, and/or employers
  • Letter of interest in program
  • Resume
  • Official scores on the GMAT (GMAT may be waived for applicants who have an undergraduate degree with a 3.0 or better GPA in their last 60 SCH of coursework.)

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a bachelor's degree in any area and the following accounting courses:        ​

Faculty Contact:  Dr. Joan Brumm, (903) 223-3008,

Requirements must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office by the designated deadline of first semester enrollment.

Degree Requirements

Students should refer to their DegreeWorks degree audit in their Web for Students account for more information regarding their degree requirements.

Major Courses
ACCT 525Administrative Controls3
ACCT 547Financial Statement Analysis3
ACCT 548Partnership Taxation3
ACCT 557Advanced Accounting Systems3
ACCT 558Advanced Auditing3
ACCT 577Data Analytics3
MGT 527Managerial Policy and Strategy3
Select 3 courses from the following list:9
Leadership in Management
International Business
Organizational Behavior
Marketing Management
Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
Managerial Finance
Strategic Planning
Accounting for Managers
Minimum Hours for Degree30

Graduate courses in Accounting

ACCT 525. Administrative Controls. 3 Hours.

This course is a study of the role of accounting in internal management of business firms. Essentials of job order, process cost systems, use of standards, and budgeting are covered. Prerequisite: (ACCT 2301 and ACCT 2302) or ACCT 526.

ACCT 526. Accounting for Managers. 3 Hours.

Course covers financial and managerial accounting issues that confront economic entities. It is oriented toward graduate students who will eventually use, rather than prepare, accounting reports.

ACCT 547. Financial Statement Analysis. 3 Hours.

This course presents a comprehensive and current treatment of the analysis of financial statements as an aid to decision making for investors and creditors. The major focus is on the objectives of users of financial statements and on the analytical tools and techniques applied by them in reaching significant conclusions and decisions. Prerequisite: ACCT 323.

ACCT 548. Partnership Taxation. 3 Hours.

The tax effects on all phases of the life of a partnership (formation, operations, distributions, and liquidation) will be covered as well as the implications of tax code provisions regarding passive activities and tax shelters. Prerequisite: ACCT 324 and ACCT 424.

ACCT 557. Advanced Accounting Systems. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to achieve the following objectives: design and use accounting information systems; learn the foundations for building business controls and managing business risk; understand IT governance in an organization and how IT controls and governance relate to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; understand how IT controls and risks must be integrated into a company's overall risk profile; and design and implement control systems. Prerequisite: ACCT 429.

ACCT 558. Advanced Auditing. 3 Hours.

This course covers advanced issues that arise in audit practice including audit reporting issues, fraud detection and reporting, attestation engagements, special reporting issues, compilation and review engagements, scope of services issues, and other new issues that have a significant impact in audit pracitce. Prerequisite: ACCT 427.

ACCT 568. Supply Chain Management Financial Strategy and Profitability. 3 Hours.

This course includes case studies, examples, and in-depth analysis of technical issues involved in supply chain management, network design, and strategic partnering. The course engages students in managing a supply chain and provides a starting point for discussing the value of information in the supply chain, strategic partnering, and centralized decision making. This course is equivalent to both SCM 568 and FIN 568. Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 and ACCT 2302, or ACCT 526.

ACCT 577. Data Analytics. 3 Hours.

This course studies the use of accounting data to identify, analyze, and solve business problems. Examines the processes needed to develop, report, and analyze accounting data and the business risks related to data collection, storage, and use.

ACCT 589. Individual Study. 3 Hours.

This course provides individual instruction. Students may repeat the course when topics vary.

MGT 527. Managerial Policy and Strategy. 3 Hours.

This is a capstone course requiring the application and integration of principles from various business disciplines including accounting, finance, marketing, management and economics in the solution of managerial problems and the development and implementation of corporate strategies in a changing environment. It must be taken during the last semester of enrollment.


Dr. Terry W. Bechtel



Dr. Joan M. Brumm



Selena Jefferies



Dr. Steven Jordan

Visiting Professor