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Online MSA Curriculum at Yeshiva University

Fundamental accounting principles and flexibility form the foundation upon which the online Master of Science in Accounting program is built. The courses that make up the online MS in Accounting curriculum are designed to help you garner the knowledge and hours necessary to earn your Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification and open a multitude of career paths in the public or private sector. Students can expect to learn how accounting applies to traditional business, federal law, forensic science, data science, and more, all with real-world examples and interactive simulations from our inventive faculty.

Our MSA curriculum will seamlessly build off of the concepts business or accounting professionals have already learned, as well as introduce more nuanced and emerging concepts, formulas, and best practices. When the next financial trend arrives, you’ll be more than ready to lead your team to success.

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Core Courses (24 Credits)

Federal Income Tax I (3 credits)

This course will cover the following topics, which will serve as a springboard for subsequent courses in the online MSA curriculum: introduction to taxation, determination of tax, gross income inclusions and exclusions, capital gains and losses, itemized deductions, losses and bad debt, employee expenses, depreciation, and accounting periods and methods.

Forensic Accounting (3 credits)

This course will introduce the student to the functions of the forensic accountant in preventing, detecting and investigating financial statement fraud, employee fraud and bankruptcy fraud. The course will also explore the forensic accountant’s role in the litigation process as an expert witness.

Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting (3 credits)

This is a graduate-level course focusing on accounting and financial reporting for state and local governments and not-for-profit organizations.

Contemporary Topics in Accounting (3 credits)

This is a graduate seminar that covers new accounting standards (e.g., revenue recognition, leasing, and financial instrument), FASB/SEC updates, accounting research tools using FASB codification database, and academic accounting research.

Federal Income Tax II (3 credits)

This course in the online MSA curriculum is intended to help students recognize key planning, compliance and ethical issues in the income taxation of partnerships, corporations, and estates and trusts.

Accounting Ethics (3 credits)

This course will cover the following topics: business in society, corporate social responsibility and corporate performance, introduction to business ethics, corporate governance, the role and responsibility of the professional accountant, accounting ethics, the meaning of accountability in today’s economy, earning management, triple bottom line reporting, ethical issues related to accounting and tax preparation, accounting and audit failure, and whistleblowing.

Advanced Auditing (3 credits)

This course will focus on the practical applications of generally accepted auditing standards directed toward the audits of financial statements. This course will also analyze current topical issues in the auditing profession and provide detailed insight into common areas where audits can and do fail. In addition, the course will examine the tension between the practical and business aspects of operating an auditing practice and conducting an audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.

Data, Analytics & Business Impact (3 credits)

This course explores the exponential growth and ever-changing large complex data and information created by business and society. Data has become so valuable that the World Economic Forum deemed it a new class of economic asset, like oil. Students will study various applications and analytical tools used to derive insight from data, and how experts in accounting, finance and operations utilize big data applications to manage reporting, risk management and compliance. Students learn how different industries leverage the data to impact the bottom line and create a competitive advantage.
Electives (6 Credits - Choose 2)

Accounting Data Visualization and Analysis (3 credits)

The goals for this course are to learn the concepts and application of accounting data visualization, and to perform fundamental statistical learning techniques for accounting data. After successfully completing this course in the online MSA curriculum, students will be comfortable using R/RStudio and Tableau for accounting data visualizations and analysis.

Tax Research, Practice and Procedure (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to explain the procedural aspects of working as a tax practitioner and representation of taxpayers before the IRS. In addition, the course is designed to provide an in-depth analysis of the concepts and tools of modern income tax research.

Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to the subject of accounting information systems, including their design, control and use. The course gives attention to control procedures and methods for manual and computerized systems by major transaction cycles.

Financial Statement Analysis (3 credits)

This course is intended to give students a better understanding of financial statements and the information they communicate on the operating, investing and financing activities of corporations. The course focuses on the impact of financial accounting principles, disclosure standards and alternative accounting practices on financial reports. It will examine and evaluate traditional and non-traditional methods of financial statement analysis.
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Career Preparation

Our program offers a deep dive into accounting practices and principles that are immediately applicable to your career. Open to accounting and non-accounting business majors, this program is designed to help you fulfill the requirements for becoming a CPA. Our master’s in accounting curriculum ensures that you’re prepared to meet the challenges of the modern business world as soon as you graduate.
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Data Analytics and Financial Technology

Courses in these disciplines prepare our students with the contemporary and highly sought after financial skills that modern professionals require for success. These analytics-focused courses in the master’s in accounting curriculum prepare students to derive insight from data and create competitive advantages.
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Thoughtful Leadership

Yeshiva University is a mission-based university that believes in using our influence as a force for good. Throughout your courses in the online MSA curriculum, you’ll learn the importance of corporate social responsibility and the role and duty you’ll have as a professional corporate accountant, preparing you to confidently face the ethical issues and critical challenges of today’s business world.

Get More than a Master’s

When it all adds up, your master's is worth more than you think. Not only will our online MSA curriculum give you the technical expertise that employers are searching for, but you’ll also gain the interpersonal skills to collaborate well with others, adopt a growth mindset, and translate numbers and data into pivotal business insights.

Admission Dates and Deadlines
Priority Application Deadline
June 16, 2022
Fall 2022
Application Deadline
August 22, 2022
Fall 2022
Next Start
September 6, 2022
Fall 2022
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