Master of Science in Accounting


Niagara University is proud to announce the launch of the NEW Masters of Science in Accounting degree program. This is intended to provide students with a rigorous, advanced study in the areas of accounting, taxation and audit and assurance practice. 

This 33-credit program comprised of seven core courses in the field of accounting, auditing and internal controls, as well as, corporate financial policy.  The remaining four elective classes include courses in taxation, finance, organizational development and strategic information systems and big data analysis. 

The MS will provide a solid foundation in theory, research, and professional practice that will prepare program graduates to write the CPA Exam.  Additionally, the MS Accounting program will provide those students seeking to progress academically into Ph.D. programs in accounting a strong background in research theory and practice.

This program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in Accounting to meet the necessary requirements to enroll. 




ACC 601: Strategic Accounting Analysis & Planning (both)
ACC 602: Advanced business tax strategy (spring)
ACC 603: Advanced accounting theory (fall)
ACC 604: Advanced auditing (spring)
ACC 605: Internal Controls (fall)
ACC 607: Accounting Information Systems (fall)

REQUIRED COURSE (3 Credit hours)

FIN 643: Corporate Financial Policy (spring)


ELECTIVE COURSES (select 3 of the following options)

ACC 650: Advanced International Accounting (fall)
FIN 615: Valuation and Financial Modeling (fall)
MGT 651: Strategic MIS (fall)
ACC 614: Special Topics
ECO 640: Econometrics (spring)
MGT 670: People in Organizations
ACC 606: Advanced Gov and Non for Profit (spring)
MGT 679: Data and KM in Digital Economics (spring)

CAPSTONE (3 Credit Hours)

ACC 682: Adv. Management Accounting (spring)