Boise State University’s College of Business and Economics offers a Master of Science in Accountancy delivered completely online. The primary role of this program is to prepare students for careers in public accounting as Certified Public Accountants. The program focuses on the audit and attest functions of public accounting.
ACCOUNTANCY - ONLINE
A prospective student may apply at any time and should follow the general graduate application procedure for degree-seeking students (see Graduate Admissions Policies). Admission to the program is based on:
- Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admission requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements. Due to visa restrictions, international students currently living outside of the United States on any visa are not eligible for admission to this program
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions office.
- An undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree.
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended
- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 500 or better. We also accept Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores with minimum target scores of 152 in both the verbal and math categories. A higher GPA may offset a slightly lower GMAT or GRE score and vice versa.
- Fast Track admission waives the GMAT or GRE test requirement and the essay requirement for applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) Completed at least 18 semester credits in upper-division (300, 400 or 500 level) accounting courses taken for undergraduate credit and have graduated from a regionally accredited institution and achieved a 3.30/4.00 or better GPA in all their upper-division accounting courses and a 3.30/4.00 or better cumulative GPA, 2) Current CPAs, Certified Management Accountants (CMA), or Certified Internal Auditors (CIA). Applicants should request a letter be sent directly to the Graduate College from the appropriate state board or national organization verifying their certification status, or 3) Earned an advanced degree (masters, doctorate, etc.) from a regionally accredited institution in any discipline.
- English proficiency is required. International students must score at least 587/240/95 on the TOEFL exam or 6.5 on the IELTS exam.
- A solid foundation in accounting is required to succeed in the MSA program. Successful completion of all undergraduate accounting courses and the business core required for Boise State University’s BBA in Accountancy degree demonstrates that foundation. Equivalent courses from another accredited university can be considered to meet this requirement.
- MSAT applicants should also bring a strong background in accounting, but the MSAT program specifically requires only ACCT 302 Survey of Federal Income Taxation (or its equivalent) prior to enrolling in MSAT courses. Applicants are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and individuals may be required to prepare for MSAT courses by completing specific undergraduate accounting courses.
- In addition, applicants without a degree in accountancy seeking professional certification are advised to consult with the appropriate State Board of Accountancy regarding additional coursework required for certification.
- Applicants to either program are evaluated based on motivation level, prior academic performance, GMAT or GRE scores, managerial potential, and essays. Details can be found on the COBE graduate programs website: https://cobe.boisestate.edu/graduate-programs-overview/.
|Master of Science in Accountancy|
|Course Number and Title||Credits|
|Required Accountancy and Taxation Courses|
|ACCT 505 Advanced Auditing||3|
|ACCT 512 Financial Reporting Theory||3|
|ACCT 530 Corporate Tax Law||3|
|ACCT 550 Advanced AIS and IT Audit||3|
ACCT 507 Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
ACCT 510 Advanced Financial Reporting
ACCT 514 Advanced Managerial Accounting
ACCT 516 Financial Analysis and Valuation
ACCT 518 International Financial Reporting
ACCT 590 Practicum/Internship
|Accountancy and Taxation Electives|
ACCT 520 Tax and Accounting Research
ACCT 525 Partnership Tax Law
ACCT 535 Estate and Gift Taxation
ACCT 540 Taxation of Non-Profit Organizations
ACCT 546 Accounting for Income Taxes
ACCT 570 Multi-State Taxation
ACCT 575 International Taxation
ACCT 579 Personal Financial Planning
ACCT 580 Selected Accounting Topics
ACCT 585 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
ACCT 597 Special Topics
Electives chosen from non-accountancy graduate courses. No more than 3 credits can come from courses outside of the College of Business and Economics.
|Non-Accountancy Electives must be approved by the student’s graduate advisor.|
There are no Graduate Assistant positions available for the Accountancy Online program.
Micron Business and Economics Building, Room 1401
1910 University Dr.,
Boise, ID 83725-1600
Trisha Stevens Lamb
For additional information visit the Online Accountancy website.
In order to be considered for the Accountancy Online program, the Graduate application, official transcripts, and all related Admission materials and requirements must be turned in by:
Priority: January 15
Final: July 15
Priority: September 15
Final: December 1
Final: April 1