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Duffy, Bishop

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M.S. (Master of Science)

Legacy Department

Department of Accountancy


Accounting--Study and teaching; Universities and colleges--Curricula


Purpose This paper is a survey of the curricula and other degree requirements of accredited schools offering Master's Degrees in Accounting, an analysis of the results of this survey, and a comparison of the results with the recommendations for graduate study in accounting as outlined by the two professional accounting associations, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Accounting Association. Method of Research Data for the paper were obtained frost the 1963-1965 graduate catalogs and bulletins of the schools surveyed in the study and frost library research on graduate study in accounting. Summary and Conclusion As indicated in the study there are four graduate programs in accounting in the accredited schools leading to the degrees Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Arts in Accounting, Master of Accounting, and Master of Business Administration with a specialization in accounting. Admission to any of these programs required a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, and, in some cases, entrance examinations and a specific academic average in undergraduate work. Residence of one year was predominant in the schools surveyed, while the time limit in which to complete the degree was usually six or seven years. Most schools required some type of final comprehensive examinations and a thesis. All schools required the student to maintain a "B" average in graduate work. In general, graduate study in accounting as found in these schools coincides with the recommendations of the two professional accounting societies.


Includes bibliographical references (leaf 32)


iv, 36 pages




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