Master of Science in Accounting

The Business Division in collaboration with the Accounting Department at La Roche College, have developed a Master of Science in Accounting. The program is tailored to meet the needs of the Accounting professional who is becoming more and more critical in businesses, both small and large. The 30-credit masters level Accounting Program will offer one of the few comprehensive, non-MBA, graduate Accounting programs in Western Pennsylvania.

It is our desire that students enrolled in the graduate program at La Roche will develop advanced accounting skills and techniques that can be put to use immediately to enhance their career and their competitiveness.

The graduate program will prepare the accounting student for the challenges and issues within the complex and changing field of accounting. The program will prepare students to succeed by exploring advance topics such as international accounting, updates in SEC reporting and contemporary topics in taxation. Students will also have the opportunity to apply their coursework, accounting principles and techniques to a real organization in the Applied Research in Accounting course.
Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Accounting, graduates will be prepared for successful careers in the accounting field, as well as provide the necessary preparation for CPA licensure.


  • To provide students with sound theoretical background in the accounting field and develop professional competencies in advanced accounting, taxation, forensic accounting and advanced auditing.
  • To provide students with the requisite specialized knowledge of advanced accounting principles and to do so in an ethical and responsible manner.
  • To contribute to the profession of Accounting by preparing students for the CPA exam and/or requirements for licensure.

Required Courses: 30 credits

ACCT5020 Ethics & Professional Responsibilities in Accounting
ACCT5035 Modern Accounting Information Systems
ACCT5040 The Business of Reading & Writing
ACCT5050 Fraud Examination
ACCT6020 Advanced Forensic Accounting
ACCT6050 Wealth Management
ACCT6060 Accounting for Not-for-Profit Entities
ACCT6080 Contemporary Issues in Taxation
ACCT6085 International Accounting
ACCT6099 Applied Research