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The basic objectives of the accounting program are twofold: to provide students who do not intend to major in accounting with the basis for understanding the role accounting plays in business today; and to provide those students who desire to major in accounting with the educational background necessary for lifelong learning and a rewarding career in the accounting profession. The curriculum offered by the department attempts to blend the conceptual with the practical. Exposure to the underlying conceptual framework of accounting provides a basis for dealing with emerging accounting issues, while examination of technical pronouncements enables students to gain insight into practical issues encountered in an accounting environment.

Accounting majors may enter the professional world of accounting from a variety of directions. Choices available in the form of elective courses enable students to chart a course that leads them toward public accounting, private accounting, governmental or not-for-profit accounting, as well as other specialties that rely on a strong accounting background. Those students seeking professional certification, such as the CMA or CIA, are able to satisfy requirements to sit for these professional examinations by completing the undergraduate accounting degree.

All accounting majors must comply with requirements of the advanced business prerequisites for enrollment in upper-division courses and must complete the common body of knowledge courses as listed previously. All accounting courses for the major require a minimum grade of C (not C-).

Admission requirements

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Accounting Program

To be admitted to the MS in Accounting program, a student must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or meet requirements listed previously and must have completed courses in the following core areas: accounting (U.S. GAAP, U.S. tax code, U.S. auditing, managerial accounting), finance, management, and marketing. Coverage in these courses must include: ethical and global issues; political, social, legal, and environmental issues; technological issues; and the impact of diversity on organizations.

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Program content

  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Tax I
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Cost Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Intermediate Accounting III
  • Accounting Information Systems II
  • Information Security
  • Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
  • Auditing I
  • Cost Accounting II
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Survey of International Accounting
  • Problems in Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Seminar in Managerial Accounting
  • Auditing II
  • Seminar on Management Fraud
  • Fraud Examination
  • Seminar on Management Fraud
  • Tax II
  • Individual and Estate Tax Planning
  • Fundamentals of Accounting in the Energy
  • Seminar in Accounting Information Systems
  • Survey of International Accounting
  • Advanced Problems in Accounting
  • Continuing Registration: Off Campus
  • Enrichment Studies
  • Thesis Research
  • Internship

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The University of Wyoming is located in the safe and inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie is a community located about two hours north of the large, metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is nestled in a valley at...

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1000E University Avenue
82071 Laramie

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