Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management

Program Objectives

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Successfully apply accounting and financial management concepts, principles and applications in the analysis and resolution of strategic and operational problems
  • Utilize technology in the accounting and financial management of their organizations to share access to information for the purpose of improving the quality of decision making enterprise-wide
  • Apply finance and accounting principles in evaluating the costs and benefits of strategic investments
  • Evaluate issues and innovations in accounting and financial management and their effects on managerial decision making
  • Evaluate the effects of international standards and international diversification on accounting and financial management decision making
  • Understand the ethical problems facing accounting and financial management
  • Assess and evaluate the state of corporate governance and internal controls

Career Path

The MSAF program prepares graduates for a number of entry-, mid-, and high-level positions, as determined by a student's work experience. Depending on a student's background and an employer's criteria, graduates of the MSAF program may qualify for positions such as:

  • CFO or CIO
  • Accounting or Financial Manager
  • Fraud Examiner
  • Financial, Budget, or Management Analyst
  • Government Accountant or Auditor
  • Internal Auditor
  • Financial Liaison with Business Units
  • Financial Consultant or Advisor

Student Profile

The program will assist students who are:

  • Currently in an accounting or finance position and want to raise their knowledge base to move into a position in the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) career path
  • Currently not in an accounting or finance position and want to increase their knowledge base to enable a move into one or the other career fields without becoming so specialized that they lose flexibility

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