M.S. in Accounting
Main Campus (Union, NJ)
Fall: June 1
Spring: December 1
The Master of Science in Accounting is a degree program designed to prepare students for professional careers in accounting. It is designed specifically to enable students whose undergraduate majors are business related (including Economics) to meet the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy eligibility requirements for taking the Uniform CPA examination in New Jersey. Students whose undergraduate majors are not business-related will need to add up to six additional courses in non-accounting business subjects (including Economics) to the M.S. in Accounting requirements in order to sit for the CPA exam in New Jersey.
In addition to the University’s admission requirements:
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
- 3.0 cumulative grade point average (lower GPA’s will be considered based on overall strength of application)
- Official transcripts from all institutions attended
- Submit GMAT or GRE test scores
- GMAT is waived for applicants who have received a bachelor's degree from Kean University within the past five years AND have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better.
- GMAT is waived for applicants who have already earned a master's degree or other earned graduate degree(s).
- Two letters of recommendation
- Professional Resume/CV
- Personal Statement
- TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose native language is not English). Exceptions can be made for students who have completed at least 6 credits of college level English courses from a U.S. institution, or who have submitted SAT or ACT exam scores.
An undergraduate accounting degree or Principles of Accounting I & II and Intermediate Accounting I & II, or related accounting/business experience. Students who do not have these prerequisites may take ACCT 5001 and/or ACT 5002, as determined by the Coordinator at admission.
- 30-36 credits
- Seven core courses (21 credits)
- Three elective courses (9 credits)
|PREREQUISITE COURSES – 6 CREDITS In addition to the core courses, students with fewer than two undergraduate courses in Accounting must take:|
|ACCT 5001||Fundamentals of Financial Accounting||3 credits|
|ACCT 5002||Financial Accounting and Reporting Concepts*||3 credits|
|CORE COURSES – 21 CREDITS|
|ACCT 5120||Financial Accounting for Corporations||3 credits|
|ACCT 5140||Managerial and Cost Accounting||3 credits|
|ACCT 5160||Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships||3 credits|
|ACCT 5190||Law, Ethics & Professional Accounting Practice||3 credits|
|ACCT 5230||Auditing Information Systems||3 credits|
|ACCT 5260||Taxation of Individuals, Estates, Trusts, Pension and Retirement Plans||3 credits|
|ACCT 5990||Research Seminar in Public Accounting and Auditing Practice||3 credits|
|ELECTIVE COURSES – 9 CREDITS|
|Students must choose a minimum of one graduate accounting course. The remaining two courses are to be chosen at the graduate level from Accounting, Global MBA, Management Science, Marketing, Finance and Economics.Students whose undergraduate major is not business-related and who wish to sit for the Uniform CPA exam in New Jersey are strongly advised to take two of their elective area courses as non-accounting business-related courses from the areas indicated above.||9 credits|
TOTAL OF 30-36 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM
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DR. VEYSEL YUCETEPE