Master of Science in Accounting
This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in the College of Business. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.
ACC-616: Financial Research and Compliance Total Credits: 4 credits
This course provides students with applied research experience using electronic databases to determine proper application of GAAP, IASs, and IFRSs to practical situations. Students develop the skills needed to access accounting, auditing, and taxation rules and regulations; company financial statements; and related industry data used for analyzing financial statements.
ACC-622: Accounting Information Systems Total Credits: 4 credits
This course provides students with an analysis of current practices and techniques used to design, install, operate, and manage an integrated accounting system in either a manual or a computerized setting. Application controls, information security requirements, and integration with other business information systems are examined.
ACC-653: Advanced Managerial and Cost Accounting Total Credits: 4 credits
This course is focused on key managerial and cost accounting concepts and methods. Students examine why, when, and how cost information is used to make effective decisions that lead a firm to success.
BUS-623: Business Law and Ethics for Accounting Total Credits: 4 credits
This course gives students a robust legal and ethical framework that is crucial for accountants and managers under Sarbanes-Oxley. Using case studies that incorporate the principles of business law, the AICPA code, and other systems of ethics, students learn how a commitment to ethics can enable accounting professionals to meet their ethical obligations to all stakeholders.
ACC-667: Advanced Audit Total Credits: 4 credits
This course provides an overview of auditing concepts related to forensic accounting, the internal audit function, operational auditing, and auditing information systems. In addition, students will become familiar with fraudulent financial reporting and the prevention and detection of irregularities. Prerequisites: ACC-616, and BUS-623.
ACC-668: Advanced Taxation Total Credits: 4 credits
This course is a study of the theory and practices of accounting for income taxes of corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. In addition, students will explore advanced tax planning concepts, including international tax implications. Prerequisites: ACC-616 and BUS-623.
ACC-690: Capstone I Total Credits: 4 credits
This course is an introduction to the Uniform CPA exam. It is designed to prepare students for the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) and Business Environment Concepts (BEC) parts of the exam.
ACC-691: Capstone II Total Credits: 4 credits
This course is designed to help students to prepare for the Auditing (AUD) and Regulation (REG) sections of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam. Students will review materials frequently tested on the Uniform CPA Exam and will use practice questions, problems, and simulations to demonstrate mastery of accounting concepts.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
* The Department of Education defines how an institution must calculate a program’s On-Time Completion rate for federal disclosure purposes. The On-Time Completion rate is based on a program’s published required number of months to complete all degree requirements as provided in the institution’s catalog. Completion statistics are updated every January and are based on the cohort of students who graduated between 7/1 – 6/30 of the preceding year. The On-Time Completion rate is determined by the number of students in the cohort who completed the program within the published program length divided by the number of students in the cohort who graduated.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.