2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Accounting, M.S., Artificial Intelligence(AI)/Analytics (STEM) Concentration


Coordinator: Michael J. Rolleri, M.B.A., C.P.A.

The objective of the Master of Science in Accounting program is to provide an in-depth framework for corporate, forensic, AI/analytics, and taxation accounting inquiry, devised in structure and content from the entire scope and process of accounting-information-based economic decision-making. The existence of such a framework is intended to provide graduate accountants and professional practitioners with an opportunity to share in the development and assessment of issues of accounting interest within a decision-making context. Additionally, the Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to provide non-accountants and practitioners with the accounting credits requisite for certification.

The AI/Analytics concentration provides the tools for data analysis used in auditing, predictive modeling, forensic accounting, and business operations analytics.  These tools will enhance the traditional skillsets provided in the Master of Science in Accounting core.  This is a cutting-edge field in the modern American marketplace.

The Master of Science in Accounting with AI/Analytics concentration is recognized as a STEM-compliant degree program (CIP 52.1302).

M.S. Accounting Required Courses (24 credits)


The degree is comprised of 36-39 credits, of which 6 credits are prerequisites and may be waived.  Waivers for either prerequisite course require departmental approval.  The corporate, forensic, and taxation concentrations require a total of 36 degree credits (30 if both prerequisite courses are satisfied).  The AI/Analytics concentration requires a total of 39 degree credits (33 if both prerequisite courses are satisfied), but is also STEM compliant.  Students may choose only ONE concentration within the M.S. Accounting program.  All students complete a basic core of courses including:

Concentration in Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Analytics (15 credits)


  • Note: this concentration is STEM approved

Students who concentrate in Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Analytics will complete the following additional courses (substitutions require departmental approval):