Accounting (M.S.) - General

Accounting (M.S.) - General

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
ACCT 511Advanced Business Law for Accountants3
ACCT 521Advanced Cost Accounting3
ACCT 531Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 612Tax Research and Jurisprudence3
ACCT 622Advanced Auditing3
ACCT 632Advanced Financial Accounting Theory3
ACCT 642Accounting Ethics3
Total Hours21
General Cognate
Choose nine credit hours of the following:9
Organizational Behavior
Strategic Leadership and Management
Effective Executive Communication
Strategic Marketing Management
Managerial Finance
International Business
Total Hours9

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 30 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Liberty University course work that is more than 7 years old may not be applied towards this degree. Students are required to repeat the course if it has exceeded the age limit
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ACCT 511 Advanced Business Law for Accountants 3
ACCT 531 Accounting Information Systems 3
Elective 1 3
Second Semester
ACCT 521 Advanced Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 612 Tax Research and Jurisprudence 3
Elective 1 3
Third Semester
ACCT 622 Advanced Auditing 3
ACCT 632 Advanced Financial Accounting Theory 3
ACCT 642 Accounting Ethics 3
Elective 1 3
 Total Hours30

Choose one of the following courses: BMAL 500, BMAL 501, BMAL 550, BMAL 603, BUSI 520, BUSI 530, or BUSI 604.

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