Program Coordinator: Dr. Rodney Oudan
Students applying to the M.S. in Management – Accounting Concentration program should send the following items to the Graduate School no later than June 15 for the fall semester, November 1 for the spring semester, and April 1 for the summer semester:
• Application and Fee (www.worcester.edu/graduate; click on
the Apply Now button)
• Career Plan Essay
• Official transcripts
• Three letters of recommendation are required, no longer preferred
• Official GMAT scores*
• Tuition Residency Statement (www.worcester.edu/graduate;
click on the Admissions tab)
Students are allowed to register for up to 6 credits in the program before they are officially accepted.
*The GMAT will be waived for students meeting the following criteria: 3.25 GPA or higher and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from an accredited U.S. university or college, or for students who possess an existing Master’s degree.
Requirements of the Program:
The Master of Science in Management degree requires the completion of thirty-six (36) credit hours of graduate courses. Students with a B.S.B.A. from an accredited U.S. university or college and a 3.25 G.P.A. may reduce the M.S. in Management program from 36 to 30 credits. A maximum of two of the following courses can be omitted: BA910 Information Technology, BA912 Marketing, BA914 Organizational Behavior, or BA915 Corporate Finance. See program coordinator for details.
The curriculum includes prerequisites, eight core courses, four required courses in each concentration, and electives. Prerequisites may be completed at the undergraduate level. A minimum grade of a B in prior courses is required for all waived and transferred courses. All waivers require the approval of the program committee and coordinator.
The following undergraduate courses are prerequisites for all students entering the program: Business Law, Computer Applications, Statistics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Communications, and College Mathematics (Intermediate College Algebra or higher).
In addition to the above prerequisites, students choosing the accounting concentration must also complete two semesters of undergraduate accounting, as well as Intermediate Accounting I and II.
Master of Science in Management Core Courses for the Accounting Concentration:
BA910 Information Technology1
AC923 Advanced Government and Nonprofit
BA913 Managerial Economics
BA914 Organizational Behavior1
BA915 Corporate Finance1
BA916 Quantitative Analysis and Research Methods
BA990 Integrative Business Strategy
Accounting Concentration Required Courses:
AC910 Taxation of Individuals and Proprietors
AC911 Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
AC912 Advanced Accounting Theory
AC913 Advanced Auditing Theory and Practice
Accounting Concentration Elective Courses:
AC920 Advanced Problems in Accounting
AC921 Advanced Cost Accounting
AC922 International Accounting
AC930 Advanced Financial Theory
AC932 International Finance and Economics
AC950 Seminar Topics in Taxation
AC951 Seminar in Issues in Accounting Ethics
1 Waived for students with 2 or more undergraduate courses in the field2 Replaces BA911 for students in the accounting concentration