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Assurance (Audit) Track

WHY CHOOSE AUDIT?

The Assurance (Audit) track curriculum provides students with the knowledge to be successful in the assurance based service line at public accounting firms.

“The auditing profession requires a high degree of technical knowledge, global understanding and the ability to apply professional skepticism to complex client internal control systems and accounting issues. The Master’s track provides students with the necessary skill set to succeed in these areas in order to meet the demands of our clients and our regulator. I would not hire a student without the Master’s track in today’s environment.”

Howard Cohen, Audit Lead Client Service Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Assurance Track Curriculum Overview

Required Courses
Business Writing for Accountants
Advanced Auditing
Accounting Information System Risks and Controls

At Least Three of the Following Courses
Advanced Tax
Advanced Accounting
Researching Financial Accounting Issues
Accounting Theory
Advanced Managerial Accounting
Fraud Examination – Application
Fraud Examination – Theory
Financial Analysis
Specialized Accounting Practices
International Financial Reporting Standards
Internal Auditing
Corporate Taxation
Fair Valuation

At Least One of the Following Courses
Systems Analysis and Design
Information Security
Database Management
IT Project Management

The Assurance track also requires students to choose several courses from a variety of general business electives.

Download a comprehensive listing of track requirements.


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