Courses with Real-World Relevance

The MSA program is designed to explore the most challenging issues and opportunities facing accounting and finance professionals, as well as provide new professionals with the leadership skills and global perspective necessary for future success. The program is offered on a full time only basis.

Required Core (15 credits):

ACCT 633 Identifying & Resolving Advanced Issues in Financial Accounting
ACCT 636 Fraud Examination
ACCT 651 Identifying & Resolving Advanced Issues in Taxation
ACCT 690 Professional Accounting Colloquium I
ACCT 691 Professional Accounting Colloquium II
ACCT 795 Global Accounting Environment (Global Residency)

Electives-Select 15 credits from the following

Any 600-700 level ACCT course that does not duplicate coursework taken as an undergraduate.

MBA 638 Operations Management
ACCT 611 Advanced Managerial Accounting
ACCT 672 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
ACCT 692 Seminar in Accounting
ACCT 701 Business Valuation
ACCT 708 Taxes and Business Strategy
ACCT 737 Fraud and the Law
ACCT 738 Advanced Topics in Fraud
ACCT 742 Corporate Governance and Ethics

Students interested in pursuing a 600/700 level MBA course should seek advising with Rebecca Diemer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

George Mason University School of Business

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 10 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Business is one of only 25 percent of business schools accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.




Main Campus
School of Business 
Enterprise Hall 
4400 University Drive, MS 1B1
Fairfax, VA 22030

AACSB Accreditation