2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (December 2011) 
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (December 2011) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

M.S. in Accounting and Management

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The M.S. in Accounting and Management program is focused on providing managers with graduate-level core accounting analysis and advanced management principles as well as current topic analyses that form a basis for improved decision-making and analytical capability. This program is geared to both accounting professionals and managers who are looking to refine and learn more about a variety of accounting and management topics. The core courses in the M.S. in Accounting and Management program focus on developing skills in accounting research and communication, legal and ethical analysis, and managerial accounting that focuses on organization-wide performance. This degree program also has content aligned with professional certifications such as CPA, CIA, CFE, CFA, and CMA.

The M.S. in Accounting and Management program is results-oriented and extends beyond theories and conceptual understanding to practical application. Advanced learning outcomes are achieved through a live research and case study methodology that will provide learners with the skills necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing profession.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

1. Communicate effectively about accounting and managerial practices, demonstrating knowledge of and respect for varied audiences.
2. Evaluate accounting and managerial practices from ethical, legal, and regulatory perspectives, considering diverse stakeholders and competing interests.
3. Appraise the mission-critical role the accounting professional has as an active partner in supporting the goals and needs of the organization.
4. Evaluate opportunities accounting professionals and managers have to promote sustainable, socially aware organizations.
5. Assess the impact of managerial decisions in organizational contexts using research techniques and results.
6. Assess opportunities to sustain and improve organizational performance through effective management and accounting decision making.
7. Propose systematic, sustainable solutions to complex business problems by applying critical-thinking and analysis skills.


Degree Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
  • Core courses (15 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (15 sem. cr.)

Core Curriculum


Note on Licensure

Most states require individuals to complete 150 semester hours in certain subject areas in order to be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and/or obtain a CPA license. This program was developed to reflect the content requirements of certain states by providing graduate-level courses in topics such as financial accounting, auditing, taxation, and managerial accounting. Individuals seeking to become CPAs should review the educational requirements for their state to ensure the content requirements are being met. For more information, refer to the state’s Board of Accountancy or related agency. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on CPA requirements; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all exam and licensing requirements. Walden University can make no representation, warranty, or guarantee that successful completion of a Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to sit for the CPA exam or obtain CPA licensure. Please speak with an enrollment advisor for additional guidance.

Program Data

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