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Graduate-Level Tracks

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Financial Reporting and Assurance Track 

The Financial Reporting and Assurance Track provides coursework that prepares graduates for careers in public accounting and private industry. While the majority of the graduates from this track enter the public accounting profession, those wishing to pursue careers in finance, banking, and internal audit will benefit from the broad perspectives gained from their coursework and interactions with the faculty and graduate student peers.  In addition to the two required courses (ACCT 500- Accounting Theory and ACCT 599- Contemporary Accountancy Issues), students will select eight additional courses that are tailored to their individual career aspirations.

Taxation Track

The Taxation Track allows students to study tax planning and strategy as well as compliance with various aspects of tax law through the four-course track sequence.  Research skills are developed throughout the track and students are consistently challenged to present their solutions to tax issues during in-class presentations.  Contemplation of the tax code as it pertains to individuals, corporations, partnerships and other pass-through entities is supplemented by examining the ethical responsibilities of tax professionals. This track allows students to develop the critical skills necessary for careers in public accounting, consulting and corporate finance. In addition to the taxation courses, both ACCT 500- Accounting Theory and ACCT 599- Contemporary Accountancy Issues are required.

International Track

The International Track can be undertaken in conjunction with the Financial Reporting/Assurance or Taxation Tracks and provides a global perspective and experience appropriate for those wishing to pursue career opportunities with multinational firms. The curriculum is aimed at instilling an appreciation and understanding of the global paramenters within which accounting and commerce operate.

The program of study includes the two European Study Abroad courses- ACCT 570- European Origins of Modern Accountancy and ACCT 575- European Financial Markets, ACCT 560- International Accounting, and BLAW 509- International Business Law. In additon, students undertaking the International Track will address critical global dimensions in their graduate theses in the two required courses (ACCT 500- Accounting Theory and ACCT 599- Contemporary Accountancy Issues).

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