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The accounting department mission is to provide current relevant programs that prepare our students to excel and advance in their accounting careers while building their business acumen to contribute meaningfully to their lives and community.

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The Master of Accountancy Program at Davenport University is designed for the self-directed, career-minded student to “Get where the world is going” in his/her desired area of concentration in Accounting.  Students may customize their curriculum according to their desired outcomes.  The Master of Accountancy program offers multiple tracks that either culminate in taking CPA, CMA, CIA or CFE preparation courses, or focuses more broadly on general accountancy or a finance emphasis.  The Master of Accountancy is one of only a handful of programs across the country which offers graduate-level concentrations in fraud investigation, managerial accounting and internal auditing.  Within and across these tracks, the core learning prepares students to ethically address current accounting-related issues through data analytics and research, mastery of accounting processes and through integrating what they have learned through experiential learning and field practice.  
A hallmark of the DU Master of Accountancy program is learning through practice whether it be through case studies, field projects, internships, presentations or simulations.  Students will have many opportunities to exercise critical thinking skills while applying their accounting knowledge to correctly identify and understand real-world challenges.  Students will develop their leadership ability as they work with others to develop ethical, effective business solutions. 

Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2016-2017 Recommended Program Sequence for Accountancy, MAcc and printable pdf download

Core Courses15 cr.
ACCT615Accounting Research and Communication3 cr.
ACCT625 Accounting Information Systems3 cr.
ACCT647Accounting and Financial Analytics3 cr.
ACCT650Accountant Responsibilities and Ethics3 cr.
Choose one of the experiential core course options:(3) cr.
ACCT789Graduate Accounting Experiential Learning3 cr.
ACCT790Accounting MBA Internship3 cr.
FINC793 & FINC794Graduate ACG Experience I (2 cr) and Graduate ACG Experience II (1 cr)3 cr.
Specialization Areas15 cr.
Finance Specific Courses [FINS](15) cr.
FINC620Corporate Finance3 cr.
FINC622Money and Banking - Treasury Management Focus3 cr.
FINC738Mergers, Acquisitions, and Consolidations3 cr.
FINC750Advanced Financial Management3 cr.
FINC770International Financial Strategies3 cr.
Fraud Examiner Specific Courses [CFES](15) cr.
ACCT780Forensic Accounting3 cr.
ACCT781Fraud Examination and Fraud Schemes3 cr.
ACCT785Fraud Investigation: Fraudulent Financial Statements and Asset Misappropriations3 cr.
ACCT786Fraud Investigation: Legal Issues3 cr.
GRAD ACCT FINGraduate Accounting/Finance Elective3 cr.
Internal Auditor Specific Courses [CIAS](15) cr.
ACCT738Certified Internal Audit Basics (CIA)3 cr.
ACCT746Certified Internal Audit Practice (CIA)3 cr.
ACCT755Certified Internal Audit Knowledge Elements (CIA)3 cr.
ACCT776Case Studies in Internal Auditing3 cr.
GRAD ACCT FINGraduate Accounting/Finance Elective3 cr.
Managerial Accountant Specific Courses [CMAS](15) cr.
ACCT640Managerial Accounting3 cr.
ACCT761CMA Prep Financial Planning/Performance Control3 cr.
ACCT762CMA Prep Financial Decision Making3 cr.
FINC750Advanced Financial Management3 cr.
GRAD ACCT FINGraduate Accounting/Finance Elective3 cr.
Professional Accountant Specific Courses [CPAS](15) cr.
ACCT752CPA Prep: Financial (FAR)3 cr.
ACCT756CPA Prep: Auditing (AUD)3 cr.
ACCT763CPA Prep: Regulation (REG)3 cr.
ACCT767CPA Prep: Business (BEC)3 cr.
GRAD ACCT FINGraduate Accounting/Finance Elective3 cr.