MS in Business: Accounting
Curriculum: Program format
The Smith MS in Business: Accounting program is designed to accommodate both
full-time students and working professionals - with daytime/evening (College
Park campus) and weekend (Shady Grove campus) options. The program can be
completed in as few as 12 months (full-time option) or 15 months (part-time).
Students select from two tracks: Internal Audit or General Accounting.
The curriculum is relevant, practical and applicable from day one. Key topics
Some classes in both the Internal Audit and General Accounting tracks, depending
on jurisdiction, may count towards the 150-credit-hour CPA education
requirement. Please note that the Smith School does not and will not make the
determination for CPA exam eligibility. Please check specific state CPA
Students electing the general accounting track can replace both the Internal
Audit I and II courses or only the Internal II course with Master’s electives.
Selected electives courses are subject to course availability and approval by
the program academic director.
Classes are held at two of our campus locations in Maryland – College Park and
Rockville (Shady Grove). Both campuses are easily accessed from all points
throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, which spans from Baltimore
to northern Virginia.
Required Courses (24 credits)
The following courses are required to complete the degree:
Students can elect to replace the following 6-credit internal auditing
courses with Master’s electives, pending approval from the academic director: