The program offers a graduate degree and also provides the additional credentials to meet the 150 hours required to sit for the CPA Exam in Louisiana. Accounting graduates are enjoying a phenomenal level of demand from both the public and private sector. Retiring baby boomers, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and a host of new health care regulations have combined to create a field with rapidly increasing opportunities.
The Master of Accounting degree sets its holders apart, providing a distinction that is rapidly becoming necessary for top tier accounting positions. Courses and faculty are ready and in place for the fall 2014 semester. Building on a strong tradition of preparing students to enter the accounting profession, the Department of Accounting’s mission, indeed, the passion of our program, is to extend the education of qualified students through a creative and exciting learning environment. The pursuit and attainment of the M.S. in Accounting degree will provide advanced preparation for careers in public accounting, industry, government, consulting, while providing the additional hours required to sit for the CPA exam.
For most students, starting the program in the Fall semester is the best option due to the timing of course offerings. However, the program is flexible enough to allow Spring and Summer entrants on either a full or part-time basis. Many courses will be offered in the evening, allowing students to work while completing the program. Importantly, the program is both convenient and affordable.