Accounting

DEGREE OFFERED

M.S. in Accounting

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 1
Spring:  December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or GRE scores
  • GMAT/GRE 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
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • TOEFL (for applicants whose native language is not English)

PREREQUISITES

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.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 chosenat 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 NewJersey are strongly advised to take two of their elective area courses as non-accounting business-related coursesfrom the areas indicated above. 9 credits

TOTAL OF 30-36 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM
 

 
 

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

FOR PROGRAM DETAILS

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors
Please contact:

DR. VEYSEL YUCETEPE
Green Lane 226
t: 908.737.4762
e: vyucetep@kean.edu