Resolution Number

2016-2017_22

Abstract

The School of Business Administration and Economics (“SOBAE”) proposes revising and relaunching the MS in Accounting program (“MSA”) and offering it in place of the current MS in Forensic Accounting program. The MSA has been dormant for several years while SOBAE focused its efforts on its MS in Forensic Accounting program. However, a revised MSA will incorporate the best features of both programs. It will be more marketable, appealing to a broader group of students seeking an advanced degree in accounting to fulfill the 150-credit hour education requirement for CPA licensure in New York State. It will be comprised of six accounting courses, rather than the current four, making it a more competitive program. It will also incorporate significant coursework in forensic accounting, which remains a growing area of professional practice, making it distinctive from other regional programs and positioning Brockport to offer, in the near future, a Certificate in Forensic Accounting.

Originating Committee

Graduate Curriculum and Policies

Type of Resolution

Curriculum

Academic Year

2016-2017

Date passed by Senate

7-17-2017

Comments

#21_16-17GC

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