Teaching accounting

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Randell1234, Jun 23, 2007.

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  1. foobar

    foobar Member


    You didn't indicate what school these courses are from, but the financial reporting courses in particular appear to mirror the undergraduate intermediate accounting courses. This program "smells" like it is designed to make an undergraduate business, but non-accounting major eligible to sit for the CPA exam, but with graduate credit.
     
  2. macattack

    macattack New Member

    Agreed, I took all that stuff at the undergraduate level - part of the 24 accounting credits needed for the CPA exam. I would think that unless the school is desperate, they will look at your transcript and question the undergraduate level courses as qualifying for the 18 graduate hours. It may work for some institutions but not all. I guess just look into it before you jump in.

    As a side note, I'm not sure about other states, but my state (WA) grants 1.5 credits for each graduate level credit taken for the CPA exam.

    Randell, how many accounting courses/credits do you have? Do meet the pre-requisites for some of the other programs that have been recommended? For some reason I thought you live in Florida? If so, I would look seriously at FAU.
     
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  3. macattack

    macattack New Member


    Great to know! I like the looks of that program the best. Although I really like the course offerings at Golden Gate, I just wish they were AACSB.
     
  4. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    I don't have any undergrad classes in accounting except my CCU classes which are not RA.
     
  5. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    ***Question***

    Is there a greater need for finance instructors or accounting instructors at the under grad level?
     
  6. AV8R

    AV8R Active Member


    I don't know what the specific demands are for finance vs. accounting instructors. I do follow the discussion boards for adjuncts fairly closely and both fields are in big demand. My guess is that if you could teach both, you would have a lot of adjunct job offers.
     
  7. macattack

    macattack New Member

    In that case, you may want to take a look at the 30-credit masters at Sacramento State. You only need 1 accounting course - Financial Accounting to meet the pre-requisites.

    http://www.cce.csus.edu/programs/ms_accountancy.htm
     
  8. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Do you find it strange that the graduate classes are numbered as 200/300 level classes?

    A. Program Requirements (18 units)
    (3) ACCY 260 Financial Accounting Theory (ACCY 112 and ACCY 113 or ACCY 250)
    (3) ACCY 261 Cost Analysis and Control
    (3) ACCY 269 Individual and Business Income Tax Accounting
    (9) Three 200-level business courses, excluding Foundation Courses*
    (Graduate Advisor Approval Required)

    B. Concentration Requirements (6 units)
    (3) ACCY 262 Current Topics in Auditing (ACCY 113 or instructor permission)
    (3) ACCY 265 Advanced Accounting Information Systems Analysis and Controls
     
  9. macattack

    macattack New Member

  10. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    I like it and DeVry offers something similar. The cost is pretty high and I don't want to spend any money. I want cheap!!
     
  11. macattack

    macattack New Member

    What is the cheapest accounting or finance certificate you have found?
     
  12. Myoptimism

    Myoptimism New Member

    University of Hawaii online MACC.
    http://www.hawaii.edu/soa/ibd_macc.html

     
  13. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    They all seem to be $500 to $600 per credit.
     
  14. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Not necessarily. While it is true that most colleges use a course numbering system where 100-199 is freshman level, 200-299 is sophomore level, 300-399 is junior level, 400-499 is senior level, and 500 and above is graduate level, my undergrad alma mater used to use (back in my day) a course numbering system where 001-099 was lower division, 100-199 was upper division, 200-299 was graduate level (with honors undergrads), and 300-399 was graduate level (exclusively).
     
  15. AV8R

    AV8R Active Member

    All of the UCONN MSA classes are numbered in the 300's.
     
  16. Myoptimism

    Myoptimism New Member

    AACSB accredited University of West Florida offers a 12 credit, graduate level certificate in professional accountancy online.
    http://www.uwf.edu/account/certificate.htm

    It looks like a very good deal, for both in-state and out-of-state students (UWF offer an out-of-state tuition waiver for many online programs and certificate, including this one.)
    One 3 credit class cost = about $839. Total program cost = about $3355.
    And these courses are true graduate courses and can be applied to the UWF MAcc (not offered online).
    http://uwf.edu/enrserv/feesonlineout.cfm

    Anyone interested in an online grad certificate in accounting should really look into this program, imho.

    Tony
     
  17. macattack

    macattack New Member

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