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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, MSA


Program Coordinator: Cal Christian (349 Slay Hall; 252-737-1053; christianj@ecu.edu)
Admissions Contact: Paul Russell (3202 Bate Building; 252-328-6970; russellp@ecu.edu)

The master of science in accounting (MSA) degree program includes advanced study in business administration and provides for greater depth and breadth in professional courses in accounting than is possible in current undergraduate degree programs or master’s in business administration programs. The MSA degree meets the requirements to sit for the CPA exam in North Carolina and most other states.

The MSA degree program requires between a minimum of 30 s.h. and a maximum of 45 s.h. and consists of three major components, the business core, the accounting evaluation, and the accounting breadth.

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One or both of the business core courses may be waived if equivalent recent work of sufficient depth has been completed at a high performance level.

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Some or all of the accounting evaluation courses may be waived if equivalent recent course work of sufficient depth has been completed at a high performance level.

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12 s.h. of electives are required for students for whom both of the business core courses and all three accounting evaluation components are waived.

Licensure/Certification Requirements in North Carolina


The curriculum for all ECU academic programs have been designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for licensure/certification exams in North Carolina. The various licensure boards in each state are responsible for setting requirements for licensure/certification in their state. Other states have their own requirements, and you’ll want to make sure your program meets criteria in your home state (or state where you intend to work) before you apply. Search our state  Licensure Dashboard to see if the program you’re interested in meets the educational requirements for licensing/certification in your home state (or state where you intend to work).