Capitalize on the growing demand for qualified accountants and auditors by earning your master’s in accounting with a concentration in auditing, available on campus and online, from Southern New Hampshire University. You’ll increase your chances of landing the auditing jobs you want by learning about Sarbanes-Oxley and what steps companies must take to comply with these federal requirements. You’ll also use the latest technologies to solve common auditing challenges.
With an MS in Accounting with an auditing concentration, you’ll improve your advancement potential by helping corporations meet the demand for greater transparency in financial reporting. You’ll also be able to develop growth strategies based on the company's goals.
Sparked by high-profile corporate scandals in financial reporting and the collapse of the banking, investing and housing industries, companies are searching for skilled professionals to fill important auditing jobs so they can comply with tougher standards and position their companies for future growth. Taught by experienced auditing professionals, this auditing concentration prepares you to pursue auditing jobs with confidence. You'll learn:
The MS in Accounting with an auditing concentration is a minimum 36-credit degree program designed for accounting professionals. The program includes courses that meet the International Standards on Auditing and earn the 150-credit-hour requirements to sit for the CPA exam in most states.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master's in accounting at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Candidates must also submit a professional resume.
Our master's degree program will help you interact effectively with executive management and strengthen your ability to succeed in middle and senior management positions. It will also prepare you to take professional certifications exams, such as CPA, CMA and CFE.
Driven by ''an increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and corporate governance regulations, and increased accountability for protecting an organization's stakeholders,'' the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects much faster than average growth — 22 percent — in accounting and auditing careers through 2020. Employment of bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks is also expected to rise in that same time period by 16 percent.
Students in the MS in Accounting degree program and those taking accounting courses at our centers will learn from experienced faculty members who have spent years putting accounting principles into practice and sharing their extensive knowledge with students. Students can also take advantage of wide network of alumni for valuable internship opportunities and connections in the accounting industry.
This course is designed to introduce the student who is familiar with financial auditing principles to advanced auditing topics including 1) beyond the financial audit, 2) when audits go wrong, and 3) behavioral and ethical concerns for auditors. The course utilizes a combination of case studies, student presentations, and reviews of current auditing research and professional materials to assist students in increasing their knowledge of auditing. This is a reading intensive course.
This course will develop the student's understanding of what forensic accounting and fraud examination is and how it pertains to both civil and criminal matters. The student will gain a basic understanding of the characteristics of fraud, fraud prevention and detection, investigative techniques, asset recovery, and the use of information technology in this interesting and growing profession.
This second course in forensic accounting and fraud examination examines the various types of fraud and its impact on the financial information presented. The objective of this course is to identify common fraud schemes and scams. Participants in this course will learn how to review, detect, and investigate possible financial statement fraud by addressing such topics as income smoothing, off balance sheet financing, fictitious sales/revenue, and understatement of liabilities, just to name a few. Various techniques will be used to explore substantive analytical procedures to assess the risks of financial statement fraud.
This course is designed to deepen your conceptual understanding of the function of auditing and information assurance and provide you with a framework for analyzing contemporary accounting issues.
This course provides a comprehensive study of the concepts, procedures, and practices of accounting systems that record, classify, and report cost data. These systems are designed to aid in the cost-effective operation of for-profit and non- profit organizations. This course focuses on cost behaviors, alternative cost systems, and accounting tools for planning and control. Additional topics studied would include relevant cost analysis for management decisions, cost/ revenue allocation methods, inventory management, and transfer pricing.
This course examines financial accounting theories and practices and emphasizes asset and liability, measurement and reporting.
This course is a continuation of ACC 610. Topics include stockholders' equity, income measurement, income taxes, pensions, leases and statements of changes in financial positions.
This course examines such advanced accounting topics as partnerships, consolidations, insolvencies, estates and trusts.
This course is a study of the concepts and methods of professional auditing.
New auditing and quality control standards adopted by the PCAOB and the AICPA require auditors to have adequate technical training and must understand the role information technologies play in the maintenance and effective internal control of financial information. Knowledge of EDP auditing and control is particularly important in complying with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), which requires auditors to attest to the standards of internal control and any material weaknesses disclosed by senior management. This course will give auditors the knowledge they need to comply with SOX Section 404 by allowing them to test the process rather than just the product of the financial information system. Select curricular standards set by ISACA will be addressed to assess and to improve auditing and internal control practices.
This course is an examination of advanced topics in accounting, including SEC reporting, corporations in financial difficulty, multinational accounting and additional consolidation reporting issues not covered in Financial Reporting II.
This course is a study of financial decision- making in a firm, including its relationship to financial markets and institutions. Background preparation: 6 credit hours in economics.
This course is an introduction to the nature of international operations and issues of management for multinational activities, with particular emphasis on the cultural, political, economic and physical dimensions of foreign nations.
This course provides a survey of the legal environment of business by looking at legal issues and regulations in a business context. The students assess the impact of business law on organizational decision making for informing strategic legal decisions. The course covers employment law, contracts, tort and product liability, internet law as well as other legal issues affecting the business environment. The students also assess the legal and ethical implications of US companies doing business abroad.
This is a survey of the mathematical, probabilistic and statistical tools available for assisting in the operation and management of industrial organizations.
This course studies the theory and practice of federal income taxation of individuals.
This course studies the theories and practices of income taxation of corporations and partnerships and excise tax on estates and gifts.
This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.
This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.
This course emphasizes the creation and interpretation of financial statements critical to an understanding of today's economy. Various financial topics related to financial statements are covered. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements are explored in-depth giving students an appreciation of how these statements are prepared and the standard accounting rules that apply to their creation.
Tuition rates for Southern New Hampshire University's graduate degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
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