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Management - Accounting
School/College: School of Business and Economics
Degree(s) Offered: Master of Science in Management
Graduate Coordinator: Roger J. Gagnon Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 336-256-2277
Department Chair: Kevin James Email: email@example.com Phone: 336-334-7581
The Department of Accounting and Finance offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science in Management degree with a major concentration in Accounting. The program prepares students for professional careers in accounting and management positions in the public or private sectors. This high quality program will provide accounting graduates from A&T and other institutions the opportunity to enhance their marketability through professional certification. This program has been designed to be competitive with graduate accounting programs at peer and competitive institutions.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Appropriate GMAT or GRE exam scores. GMAT and GRE exam is waived if undergraduate GPA is 3.30 or higher
- A current resume
- Students will gain enhanced knowledge of financial accounting processes needed for professional practice and successful completion of professional certification exams.
- Students will understand the application of accounting principles and practices in a global environment.
The Master of Science in Management degree program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework.
Subject Core Course(s)
- MIS 713 - Management & Implementation of Enterprise Information Systems (3.0) credit hours)
- MGMT 715 - Quantitative Business Analysis (3.0) credit hours)
- MGMT 718 - Management & Organization Analysis (3.0) credit hours)
- ECON 608 - Managerial Economics (3.0) credit hours)
Course subject area(s)
- ACCT-820 International Accounting (3.0) credit hours)
- ACCT-845 Selected Topics in Accounting (3.0) credit hours)
- ACCT-861 Advanced Auditing (3.0) credit hours)
- ACCT-863 Advanced Cost Accounting (3.0) credit hours)
Electives (3.0) hours required):
Based on their career students may select one three credit course from the following selection:
- ACCT-643 Advanced Income Tax
- ACCT-691 Governmental & Not for Profit Accounting
- ACCT-690 Advanced Accounting Theory
- MIS-744 Enterprise Data Modeling
One additional three Credit Graduate Course Elective Offered in the School of Business and Economics
Admission to Candidacy
Completion of all required courses as specified in the Plan of Study and a minimum 3.0 GPA are required for graduation.
Graduate assistantships are available to outstanding students from The Graduate School and the School of Business and Economics. In addition tuition remission and scholarships are also available for outstanding students.
While internships are encouraged, they are not required as part of the progam requirements. Students have the opportunity to explore internships and full time employment opportunities at the North Carolina A&T State University Career Fair held each semester on campus. Over 100 companies typically participate in these events.
Advising for all Master of Science in Management (MSM) students and Post Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) students is provided by the MSM program director in conjunction with department chairs.
MSM students have the opportunity to join/assist faculty in joint research efforts. In addition students can become involved in various graduate business case competitions. Expenses for travel to these competitions may be supported partially or in full by the School of Business and Economics.
The MSM program is accredited by the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. This is the premier accrediting agency for undergraduate and graduate schools of business, economics, and accountancy.
In addition the Human Resources Management concentration is one of few graduate HRM programs certified by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Directory of Faculty
- Kevin James, Chairperson; B.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University; M.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University; Ph.D., The University of Tennessee
- Ronald Campbell; B.A., Oakwood College; M.B.A., The Ohio State University; Ph.D., Texas A & M University
- Lemuria Carter; B.S., Virginia State University; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic and State University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University
- William Cooper; B.B.A., Georgia State University; M.B.A., Georgia State University; Ph.D., University of Arkansas
- Gwendolyn Highsmith-Quick; B.S., North Carolina A&T State University;M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of Houston
- Charles Malone; A.B., Boston University; J.D., Boston University; M.B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Missouri
- Gwendolyn McFadden-Wade; B.S., South Carolina State University; M.ACC. University of South Carolina; J.D., Stetson University of Law; L.L.M. University of Florida
- Lisa Owens-Jackson; B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.A., The Ohio State University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
- Brandis Phillips; B.A., Michigan State University; M.B.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., Michigan State University
- Diana Robinson; B.S, North Carolina A&T State University; M.B.A., Duke University; Ph.D. Oklahoma State University
- Jerry Thorne; B.S., North Carolina A&T State University; M.B.A. University of Wisconsin - Madison; Ph.D., Texas A & M University