Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Slippery Rock University

Accountancy, Master of Accountancy (MACC)

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Communication: Communication via both:
    • Oral presentations required in accounting including communication of budgets and performance results.
    • Written reports, memos, letters such as those required in audit and attestation.
  • Ethics and Risk Assessment:
    • Control and risk assessment including regulation in auditing and accounting including ethical and legal responsibilities, business law, federal tax process, gain and loss taxation, individual tax, and taxation of entities. Controls are also addressed in Internal Audit Basics, Internal Audit Practice and Internal Audit Knowledge Elements.
    • Fraud Prevention and Deterrence; Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes; Investigation; and law.\
  • Professional Proficiency: Students will demonstrate professional proficiency in:
    • Financial accounting and reporting.
    • Financial Reporting; Planning, Performance, Control, and Financial Decision Making incorporating data analytics.
  • Accreditation:
    • The BSBA programs, MAcc program, and MBA program are  accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business  - AACSB accreditation.

Related Links

Accountancy, MAcc Program Page

Accounting, Economics, and Finance Department Page

Accountancy Fact Sheet

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

Required Courses
ACCT 622Fraud Examination3
ACCT 626Budgeting, Performance Management, and Cost Analysis3
ACCT 628Financial Statement Analysis3
ACCT 629Accounting Data Analytics3
ACCT 630Risk Analysis and Internal Control3
ACCT 631Federal Corporate Tax 13
ACCT 639Auditing Systems3
ECON 619Quantitative Analysis3
Select two of the following:6
Forensic Accounting
Non-Profit/Government Accounting
Business Law
Data Mining and Data Analysis
Data Visualization
Database Systems, Modeling and Security
Business Analysis and Decision Support
Total Hours30

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Summer 2022
Major Code: 9ACO
UCC 04.05.2022
Revised 09.28.2022

Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ACCT 628 Financial Statement Analysis 3
ACCT 631 Federal Corporate Tax 3
ECON 619 Quantitative Analysis 3
ACCT 629 Accounting Data Analytics 3
ACCT 626 Budgeting, Performance Management, and Cost Analysis 3
ACCT 639 Auditing Systems 3
ACCT 630 Risk Analysis and Internal Control 3
ACCT 620 Forensic Accounting 3
ACCT 622
Fraud Examination
or Business Law
ACCT 623
Non-Profit/Government Accounting
or Business Analysis and Decision Support
 Total Hours**30

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.