Master of Accounting

Degree Offered

  • Master of Accounting (M.Acct.)
    Concentrations: Advanced Accounting; Information Assurance; Professional Accounting; Tax Accounting.

Dual Degree Program

Master of Accounting and Juris Doctor: The Anderson School of Management and the School of Law offer a Dual Degree Program leading to the M.Acct. and the Juris Doctor (J.D.). See the Graduate and Professional Dual Degree Programs section of this Catalog.

Shared-Credit Undergraduate/Graduate Degrees Program

Undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) program with a concentration in Accounting and a goal of obtaining licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) may begin the M.Acct. program during their senior year under the Shared-Credit Undergraduate/Graduate Degrees Program. Refer to the Anderson School of Management: Undergraduate Program section of this Catalog for specific admission information and requirements.


Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for unconditional admission to the M.Acct. are:

1.  a grade point average of 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours of college coursework including any post-baccalaureate work;
2.  a score equal to or greater than 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score that is deemed to be greater than or equivalent to 500 on the GMAT using a conversion tool available from the Anderson School of Management Graduate Admissions office.

Advanced Accounting and Tax Accounting Concentrations

The minimum requirements for admission to the M.Acct. concentration in either Advanced Accounting or Tax Accounting are:

1.  a bachelor's degree in accounting from an AACSB-accredited school;
2.  a grade point average of 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours of college coursework including any post-baccalaureate work as well as an average of 3.0 for all accounting courses;
3.  a score equal to or greater than 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score that is deemed to be greater than or equivalent to 500 on the GMAT using a conversion tool available from the Anderson School of Management Graduate Admission office. The GMAT/GRE is waived for students who have an undergraduate major in accounting from an AACSB-accredited school with a minimum of 3.25 GPA in both upper-division and accounting classes.

Professional Accounting Concentration

The minimum requirements for admission to the M.Acct. concentration in Professional Accounting are:

1.  a grade point average of 3.0 for the last 60 credit hours of college coursework including any post-baccalaureate work;
2.  a score equal to or greater than 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score that is deemed to be greater than or equivalent to 500 on the GMAT using a conversion tool available from the Anderson School of Management Graduate Admissions office. The GMAT/GRE is waived for students who have a B.B.A. from an AACSB-accredited school with a minimum of 3.25 GPA in all upper-division coursework. Students granted the waiver must also attend the Anderson School of Management Writing Workshop.

The Professional Accounting concentration accepts applications for Fall, Spring, or Summer admission. However, the concentration primarily admits students to begin the program in the Fall Semester because of course scheduling. Students planning to apply for admission to the M.Acct. Professional Accounting concentration in the Spring or Summer must email ProfMACCT@mgt.unm.edu prior to submission of the application to determine if course requirements necessary for consideration of a Spring or Summer admission are met.


Concentrations

The Master of Accounting offers four concentrations. All concentrations are a 33 credit hour program of study.

Advanced Accounting

The Advanced Accounting concentration is designed for individuals who have already earned a B.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting. This concentration consists of five core accounting courses, a minimum of four additional accounting courses and two approved accounting or business electives.

Requirements: Students must take the following 15 credit hours of accounting coursework: MGMT 546, 554, 555, 626 and one from the following tax courses: MGMT 547, 590, 591, 592, 593. At least 12 additional credit hours of accounting coursework can come from the following: MGMT 548, 553, 559, 594 (special topics in accounting only), 640, 643.

The GMAT/GRE is waived for students who have an undergraduate major in accounting from an AACSB-accredited school with a minimum of a 3.25 GPA in both upper-division classes and accounting classes. Students must fulfill all other admission requirements.

Information Assurance

The Information Assurance concentration is designed for individuals who have already earned a B.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting, and who wish to pursue advanced studies in attesting to and ensuring the integrity of financial information. This concentration consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours of accounting coursework, with 9 credit hours of non-accounting coursework including a minimum of 3 credit hours in information assurance. 

Requirements: 15 credit hours from the following accounting courses: MGMT 546, 554, 626, 641, 642; 3 additional credit hours of accounting coursework from the following courses: MGMT 551 or 552, 553, 555, 594 (special topics in accounting only); 3 credit hours of an accounting elective; and 3 credit hours from one from the following tax courses: MGMT 547, 590, 591, 592, 593. The following information assurance course is required: MGMT 636; and 6 credit hours of non-accounting coursework from the following recommended courses: MGMT 637, 646, 647, 648, 649. Other non-accounting courses may be substituted with the approval of the concentration advisor.

The GMAT/GRE is waived for students who have an undergraduate major in accounting from an AACSB-accredited school with a minimum of a 3.25 GPA in both upper-division classes and accounting classes. Students must fulfill all other admission requirements.

Professional Accounting

The Professional Accounting concentration is designed for individuals who have a non-accounting undergraduate degree and wish to enter public accounting as a certified professional. The concentration requires the successful completion of two introductory courses consisting of a preliminary financial accounting course and a preliminary managerial accounting course taken prior to or after admission to the program and consists of 27 credit hours of specified accounting coursework, plus 6 credit hours of specified non-accounting coursework.

Requirements: Students may complete the two introductory courses by taking MGMT 502 and 503 at Anderson School of Management. Students not completing the introductory courses at ASM should consult with the accounting faculty advisor about other coursework that will fulfill the introductory course requirements prior to taking any courses. Students must complete the following courses: MGMT 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 546, 549, (550 or 554), 559, 626, (640 or 643).

The GMAT/GRE is waived for students who have a B.B.A. from an AACSB-accredited school with a minimum of 3.25 GPA in all upper-division coursework. Students granted the waiver must also attend the Anderson School of Management Writing Workshop. Students must fulfill all other admission requirements.

Tax Accounting

The Tax Accounting concentration is designed for individuals who have already earned a B.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting wishing to pursue advanced studies in taxation. The concentration consists of five core accounting courses, a minimum of four tax accounting courses and two approved accounting or business electives.

Requirements: Students must take the following 15 credit hours of accounting coursework: MGMT 546, 554, 555, 626 and one from the following tax courses: MGMT 547, 590, 591, 592, 593. At least 12 additional credit hours of tax accounting coursework can come from the following: MGMT 542, 547, 590, 591, 592, 593.

MGMT 542 may not count towards the concentration if the student has taken the undergraduate equivalent.

The GMAT/GRE is waived for students who have an undergraduate major in accounting from an AACSB-accredited school with a minimum of a 3.25 GPA in both upper-division classes and accounting classes. Students must fulfill all other admission requirements.


Courses

MGMT 105. Business Co-op Work Phase. (0)



MGMT 113. Management: An Introduction. (3)



MGMT 158. Ethics in Organizations. (3)



MGMT 190. Special Topics in Management. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



MGMT 202. Principles of Financial Accounting. (3)



MGMT 222. Introduction to Marketing. (3)



MGMT 300. Operations Management. (3)



MGMT 302. Accounting Cycle. (1)



MGMT 303. Managerial Accounting. (3)



MGMT 306. Organizational Behavior and Diversity. (3)



MGMT 307. Organization Change and Innovation. (3)



MGMT 308. Ethical, Political and Social Environment. (3)



MGMT 310. Legal Issues for Managers. (3)



MGMT 314. Professional Selling. (3)



MGMT 322. Marketing Management. (3)



MGMT 324. New Venture Strategies. (3)



MGMT 326. Financial Management. (3)



MGMT 328. International Management. (3)



MGMT 329. Data Management. (3)



MGMT 330. Business Programming Fundamentals. (3)



MGMT 331. Business Application Programming. (3)



MGMT 336. Information Systems Security. (3)



MGMT 337. Survey of Computer Systems and Software. (3)



MGMT 340. Financial Accounting I. (3)



MGMT 341. Financial Accounting II. (3)



MGMT 342. Individual Taxation [Income Tax Accounting I]. (3)



MGMT 343. Entity Taxation [Income Tax Accounting II]. (3)



MGMT 346. Cost Accounting. (3)



MGMT 362. Leadership Development. (3)



MGMT 384. Professional Selling. (3)



MGMT 398. Career Management Skills. (1 credit hour for undergraduate students; graduate students may audit class with instructor permission)



MGMT 420. Management in Latin America. (3)



MGMT 421. International Entrepreneurship. (3)



MGMT 422. Seminar on Mexican Economy Markets. (3)



MGMT 426. Advanced Corporate Finance. (3)



MGMT 427. International Management Experiential Learning. (1-6)



MGMT 428. Green Economy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. (3)



MGMT 433. Management of Service Operations. (3)



MGMT 434. Manufacturing Systems Management. (3)



MGMT 435. Marketing Strategy. (3)



MGMT 437. System and Network Administration. (3)



MGMT 443. Auditing. (3)



MGMT 449. Accounting Information Systems. (3)



MGMT 450. Computer-Based Information Systems. (3)



MGMT 451. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



MGMT 452. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



MGMT 457. Diversity in Organizations. (3)



MGMT 458. Managerial Ethics. (3)



MGMT 459. Information Analysis. (3)



MGMT 462. Management of Quality. (3)



MGMT 463. Employment Law. (3)



MGMT 464. Human Resources Theory and Practice. (3)



MGMT *465. Labor Relations. (3)



MGMT *466. Training and Development. (3)



MGMT *468. Compensation and Benefits. (3)



MGMT *469. American Indian Business and Management. (3)



MGMT 470. Financial Markets and Institutions. (3)



MGMT 471. Investment Analysis and Management. (3)



MGMT 472. Securities Analysis. (3)



MGMT 473. Commercial Banking. (3)



MGMT *474. International Financial Management. (3)



MGMT 476. Derivatives (Futures and Options). (3)



MGMT 479. Applied Investment Management. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



MGMT 480. Consumer Behavior. (3)



MGMT 481. Marketing Research I. (3)



MGMT 482. Digital Marketing. (3)



MGMT 483. International Marketing. (3)



MGMT 484. Sales Management. (3)



MGMT 485. Retailing Management. (3)



MGMT 486. Logistics Systems Management. (3)



MGMT 487. Promotion Management. (3)



MGMT 488. Materials and Supply Chain Management. (3)



MGMT *489. Marketing of Services. (3)



MGMT 490. Special Topics in Management. (1-3, no limit Δ)



MGMT 492. Negotiation Strategies. (3)



MGMT 493. Special Topics in Management. (3)



MGMT 494. Family Business Management. (3)



MGMT *495. Managing and Operating Small, Growing Businesses. (3)



MGMT *496. Seminar in Entrepreneurial Financing. (3)



MGMT 497 / 697. Internship. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



MGMT 498. Strategic Management. (3)



MGMT 499. Accounting Senior Seminar. (1)



MGMT 500. Quantitative Analysis I. (3)



MGMT 501. Data Driven Decision Making. (3)



MGMT 502. Financial Accounting and Analysis. (3)



MGMT 503. Managerial/Cost Accounting. (3)



MGMT 504. Managerial Economics. (3)



MGMT 506. Managing People in Organizations. (3)



MGMT 507. Organizational Behavior and Theory Seminar. (3)



MGMT 508. Business and Society. (3)



MGMT 511. Technology Commercialization and the Global Environment. (3)



MGMT 512. Strategic Management of Technology. (3)



MGMT 513. Technological Forecasting and Assessment. (3)



MGMT 514. Technological Entrepreneurship. (3)



MGMT 515. Innovative Product Development. (3)



MGMT 516. Entrepreneurial Finance in High Technology. (3)



MGMT 517. Technology Program Management. (3)



MGMT 518. Technology Management and Economic Development. (3)



MGMT 519. Project in Technology Commercialization. (3)



MGMT 520. Operations Design and Decision Making. (3)



MGMT 521. Manufacturing Systems Management. (3)



MGMT 522. Managerial Marketing. (3)



MGMT 523. Service Operations Management. (3)



MGMT 524. Seminar on Mexican Economy Markets. (3)



MGMT 525. Management of Quality. (3)



MGMT 526. Financial Decision Making. (3)



MGMT 527. International Management Experiential Program. (1-6)



MGMT 528. Green Economy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. (3)



MGMT 540. Financial Accounting I. (3)



MGMT 541. Financial Accounting II. (3)



MGMT 542. Seminar in Personal Tax Planning. (3)



MGMT 543. Seminar in Business Tax Planning. (3)



MGMT 544. Assurance Services. (3)



MGMT 545. Seminar in Accounting Theory and Its Development. (3)



MGMT 546. Financial Accounting III. (3)



MGMT 547. Tax Research, Procedure, Compliance and Practice. (3)



MGMT 548. Seminar in International Accounting. (3)



MGMT 549. Accounting Information and Control Systems. (3)



MGMT 550. Professional Accounting. (3)



MGMT 551. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



MGMT 552. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



MGMT 553. Internal Auditing. (3)



MGMT 554. Professional Writing for Accountants. (3)



MGMT 555. Advanced Auditing. (3)



MGMT 556. Starting New Business. (3)



MGMT 557. Launching an Entrepreneurial Business. (3)



MGMT 559. Law for Accountants. (3)



MGMT 560. Seminar in Cross-Cultural Organizational Behavior. (3)



MGMT 561. Interpersonal and Team Dynamics. (3)



MGMT 562. Organizational Change and Development. (3)



MGMT 564. Human Resources Management: Theory and Applications. (3)



MGMT 565. Internship in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources. (3)



MGMT 566. Diversity in Human Relations. (3)



MGMT 567. Women in Management. (3)



MGMT 568. Creative Leadership and Innovating Organizations. (3)



MGMT 569. Negotiation Strategies. (3)



MGMT 570. Analysis of the Financial System. (3)



MGMT 571. Investment Management. (3)



MGMT 572. Securities Analysis. (3)



MGMT 573. Seminar in Management of Financial Institutions. (3)



MGMT 574. Seminar in International Financial Management. (3)



MGMT 576. Seminar in Futures and Options. (3)



MGMT 577. Applications in Business Finance. (3)



MGMT 578. Fixed Income Securities. (3)



MGMT 579. Applied Investment Management. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



MGMT 580. Buyer Behavior. (3)



MGMT 581. Research for Marketing Management. (3)



MGMT 582. Marketing Strategy. (3)



MGMT 583. International Marketing Management. (3)



MGMT 584. Sales Management. (3)



MGMT 586. Strategic Logistics Management. (3)



MGMT 588. Supply Chain Strategy. (3)



MGMT 590. Advanced Corporate Taxation [Corporate Taxation]. (3)



MGMT 591. Estate and Gift Taxation. (3)



MGMT 592. Partnership and LLC Taxation. (3)



MGMT 593. Real Estate Taxation. (3)



MGMT 594. Special Topics in Management. (3)



MGMT 595. Management in Latin America. (3)



MGMT 596. International Entrepreneurship. (3)



MGMT 597. International Strategy. (3)



MGMT 598. The Strategic Management Process. (3)



MGMT 599. Master's Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)



MGMT 600. Perspectives on Management and Careers. (1)



MGMT 626. Accounting Data Analytics [Financial Management for Accountants]. (3)



MGMT 630. Management of Information Systems. (3)



MGMT 631. Information System Project Management. (3)



MGMT 632. Web Application Development. (3)



MGMT 633. Vendor and Contract Management. (3)



MGMT 634. Information Systems Analysis and Design. (3)



MGMT 635. Data Analytics. (3)



MGMT 636. Information Systems Security. (3)



MGMT 637. Database Management Systems. (3)



MGMT 638. Advanced Database Management. (3)



MGMT 639. Advanced Topics in Management Information Systems. (3, no limit Δ)



MGMT 640. Accounting for Not-for-Profit Organizations. (3)



MGMT 641. Forensic Accounting. (3)



MGMT 642. Fraud Examination. (3)



MGMT 643. Governmental Accounting. (3)



MGMT 644. Data Warehousing. (3)



MGMT 645. Data Mining for Business Decisions. (3)



MGMT 646. Digital Forensics. (3)



MGMT 647. System and Network Administration. (3)



MGMT 648. Advanced Information System Security. (3)



MGMT 649. Information Assurance Project. (3)



MGMT 650. Competitive Analysis. (3)



MGMT 651. Regulation and Social Control of Business. (3)



MGMT 652. Public Affairs and Public Relations. (3)



MGMT 653. Environmental Sustainability and Business. (3)



MGMT 654. Advanced Legal Topics for Managers. (3)



MGMT 655. Washington Campus Program. (3)



MGMT 657. Nonprofit Management. (3)



MGMT 658. Managerial Ethics. (3)



MGMT 663. Employment Law. (3)



MGMT 697 / 497. Internship. (1-3, to a maximum of 6 Δ)



MGMT 700. Management Perspectives. (1)



MGMT 701. Statistical Analysis for Management Decisions. (3)



MGMT 702. Financial Reporting Systems. (3)



MGMT 703. Accounting for Management Planning and Control. (3)



MGMT 704. Economics for Managers. (3)



MGMT 706. Organizational Behavior and Diversity. (3)



MGMT 707. Executive Leadership. (2)



MGMT 708. Contemporary Ethical and Legal Issues for Organizations. (3)



MGMT 711. Management of Technology and Innovation. (3)



MGMT 712. Business Communications. (3)



MGMT 720. Operations Management. (3)



MGMT 722. Marketing Management. (3)



MGMT 726. Financial Management. (3)



MGMT 728. Global Business Environment. (2)



MGMT 751. Practicum. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



MGMT 755. Washington Campus for Executive M.B.A. Students. (3)



MGMT 794. Special Topics. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ [2 to a maximum of 4 Δ])



MGMT 798. Strategic Management. (3)



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