The accounting program, along with Morgan State University's strong liberal arts foundation and comprehensive business requirements, provides a broad educational base that qualifies students for a variety of careers and development opportunities. The accounting program provides students with the technical and professional knowledge needed for entry level positions in all areas of accounting, and develops and enhances the skills needed for overall success in business careers including critical thinking skills, technological skills, communication and interpersonal skills, and problem solving skills.
The goal of the Finance Program is to prepare students for entry level positions in all areas of finance. The program accomplishes this by offering a broad range of course work, by emphasizing and developing critical skills in students, and by providing students with real work experiences via internships. The finance program offers dual tracks; a general finance track and an international finance track. The general finance track prepares students to excel in any business environment. The international finance track, in addition, provides students with a foundation in international aspects of finance. Designation of the international finance track is indicated on the student's transcript.
The Master of Science (MS) program in accounting is designed for accounting, business and nonbusiness undergraduates seeking to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and make a career in the accounting profession. While the program focuses on the public accounting field, graduates will be prepared to seek employment in investment banks (e.g., mergers and acquisitions) and in corporate financial management positions. The program offers the specific courses required by the state of Maryland to sit for the CPA examination.
The Ph.D. in Business Adminitration (Accounting Track) program prepares graduates for careers in teaching and research in various functional areas of accounting. Graduates of the program are expected to make significant contributions to the advancement of accounting theory and knowledge through research and to disseminate such knowledge through their teaching.
The Ph.D. in Business Administration (Finance Track) program prepares graduates for careers in teaching and research in academic settings or positions that require similar skills. Graduates of the program are expected to make significant contributions to the advancement of the field of finance through research and to disseminate such knowledge through their teaching.