Degree Requirements from Seattle University's 2023-2024 Graduate Catalog.

45 credits to completion

The MSAA degree is a cohort program that requires 45 graduate credit hours beyond the undergraduate degree and any of the program prerequisites. The degree has been designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in accounting from an accredited university. The program includes fourteen 3-credit courses and a 3-credit service practicum.

In addition, Seattle University has created an MSAA Early Start program for SU undergraduate Accounting students going into the MPAC.  (link to Early Start in UG site).

I. Prerequisites: to be completed before the start of the program

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

II. Required Courses

All students are required to undertake a zero credit Leadership Orientation* in the fall quarter. Students who join in the winter quarter may either participate in the fall quarter before they start their program of in the fall quarter at the end of their program. Students need to complete 15 courses worth 45 credits**.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ACCT 5050 Corporate Financial Management 3
ACCT 5100 Predictive Analytics for Accountants 3
ACCT 5145 Emerging Technologies in Auditing 3
ACCT 5240 Fraud Analytics 3
ACCT 5300 Financial Statement Analysis & Security Valuation 3
ACCT 5330 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 5345 Data Analytics and Visualization in Accounting 3
ACCT 5350 Advanced Federal Income Tax ll 3
ACCT 5355 Service Practicum 3
ACCT 5385 Corporate Governance & Professional Ethics 3
ACCT 5390 Not-for-Profit and Governmental Accounting 3
ACCT 5395 Law for Accountants & Finance Professionals 3
RSKA 5310 Risk Advisory and Assurance I 3
RSKA 5340 Business Risk Data Analytics 3
RSKA 5360 IT Risk Advisory and Assurance 3

*The Leadership Orientation requires the payment of a minimal lab fee.

**With the permission of the Program Director of the MSAA program, students may earn up to 12 credits for an approved internship. Courses being replaced by the internship will be decided in consultation with the program director and program advisor. Students are advised to consider the requirements of the certification exams before they make their decision.

With the permission of the Director of the MSAA program students who are completing an undergraduate business administration degree with a major in accounting from Seattle University may take ACCT 5330 and/or ACCT 5350 and/or ACCT 5355 and may waive up to nine credits for the MPAC program, and thus complete the MPAC with an additional 36 credits. These courses will satisfy requirements toward both the bachelor’s degree and the Master of Science in Accounting and Analytics.

Students with comparable coursework (grade of B-/2.70 or better required) may substitute an alternate ACCT/RSKA, MSF, or MSBA-designated course for any course from the above list (exception: Advanced Accounting and Tax II, unless explicit permission is granted by the MSAA Program Director). Please note: MSBA & MSF courses may carry pre-requisites and will be charged at the per-hour credit rate required by the MSF and MSBA programs.