Degree Requirements

from Seattle University's 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

73 credits required for completion

I. Prerequisites

  • Statistics
  • Basic Finance
  • Micro or Macro Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting 1
  • Cost Accounting
  • Excel Certificate, Spreadsheet course or equivalent

Note: Students with previous comparable course work with a B- (2.70) or better have the option of waiving these classes.

II. Co-Requisite

To be completed first quarter course is available for MPAC:

Note: Writing requirement may be satisfied with a 25% or higher on the GMAT/GRE verbal and writing section.

III. Required Core

25 credits, including:

a. Accounting

(13 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
MGMT 5100 Leadership Skills & Team Development 4
ACCT 5120 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT 5140 Auditing I 3
ACCT 5300 Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation (or FINC 5300) 3

b. Finance

(12 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
FINC 5050 Corporate Financial Management 3
FINC 5100 Investments 3
FINC 5110 Financial Institutions and Markets 3
FINC 5130 Financial Modeling 3

IV. Additional Required Accounting Courses

(12 credits)

Choose four of the following courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ACCT 5150 Federal Taxation I 3
ACCT 5230 Strategic Management Accounting 3
ACCT 5240 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting 3
ACCT 5310 Internal Audit I 3
ACCT 5320 Internal Audit II 3
ACCT 5330 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 5340 Auditing II 3
ACCT 5365 Topics in Valuation Analysis 3
ACCT 5370 Valuation for Financial Reporting 3
ACCT 5375 Fair Value of Financial Instruments 3
ACCT 5385 Corporate Governance 3
ACCT 5390 Not-for-Profit Accounting 3

Note: Courses chosen may not also count towards Additional Required Finance course requirement.

V. Additional Required Finance Courses

(15 credits)

Choose five courses from one or more of the recommended career tracks below:

Financial Analyst/Investments

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
FINC 5105 Valuation of Derivatives 3
FINC 5120 Portfolio Management 3
FINC 5305 Finance for International Business 3
FINC 5310 Financial Risk Management 3
FINC 5320 Advanced Topics in Investments 3
FINC 5330 Fixed Income Analysis 3
FINC 5335 Hedge Funds 3
FINC 5345 Personal Financial Planning 3

Risk Management

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
FINC 5105 Valuation of Derivatives 3
FINC 5115 Corporate Investment Decisions 3
FINC 5120 Portfolio Management 3
FINC 5305 Finance for International Business 3
FINC 5310 Financial Risk Management 3
FINC 5325 Real Options Analysis 3
FINC 5330 Fixed Income Analysis 3
FINC 5350 History of Financial Crises - Implications for the Future 3

Corporate Finance

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ACCT 5370 Valuation for Financial Reporting 3
FINC 5115 Corporate Investment Decisions 3
FINC 5305 Finance for International Business 3
FINC 5310 Financial Risk Management 3
FINC 5315 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
FINC 5325 Real Options Analysis 3
FINC 5330 Fixed Income Analysis 3
FINC 5500 Cases in Managerial Finance 3

Note: Courses chosen may not also count towards the Additional Required Accounting course requirement.

VI. Ethics Component

(3 credits)

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
BETH 5120 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility 3

VII. Data Analytics Component

(3 credits)

Choose one from the following four courses:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ACCT 5380 Systems Modeling for Financial Decisions 3
ECON 5100 Statistical Applications and Quantitative Methods
IS 5305 Data Managment in Business
IS 5315 Big Data Analytics

VIII. Business Electives

(15 credits)

  • Choose two business courses outside of ACCT, BUAN, ECON, FINC, IS, or Entrepreneurship for 6 credits
  • Choose an additional three business electives from any discipline for 9 credits

 

MPAC/MSF Graduate Certificates

Business Valuation
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