Recently, new regulatory environments have required companies to provide better documentation of their accounting and IT systems to improve the management and disclosure of their business processes for better financial and regulatory controls. Accounting and IT professionals have significant roles in audit and control activities, since they control the systems that monitor and report on finance, planning and operations. The courses within this specialization cover:
- Business-process management and security
- The strategies for integrating governance and compliance
- The IT organization's financial and business intelligence services
Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)
If you do not have an AACSB accredited undergraduate or graduate degree in business, you are required to complete at least 12 credit hours in addition to the 30 credits of required and elective courses. These courses provide a general business foundation upon which your graduate information systems degree will be built.
Choose four of the following courses:
- Data Analysis for Managers, BUSN6530
- Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information, BUSN6550
- Marketing Management, BUSN6560
- Management of Operations, BUSN6630
- Financial Management, BUSN6640
Information Systems Audit and Control Association model curricula recommendations are integrated into the specialization. This provides you with the necessary skills to meet the demand for future accounting and IS professionals.
The Accounting and Information Systems Audit and Control specialization focuses leveraging the existing IT infrastructure to establish quality in financial and internal audit processes and address the regulatory issues associated with reporting, consolidation and document/content management more effectively and completely.
Before starting the specialization, you need to complete:
- Financial Accounting, ACCT6030
- Business Process Management, ISMG6040
- Analysis, Modeling and Design, ISMG6060
- Database Management Systems, ISMG6080
- Information Systems Management and Strategy, ISMG6180
- Business Intelligence Systems, ISMG6220
- IT Governance and Service Management, ISMG6830
- Auditing, ACCT6020
- Accounting and Information Systems Processes and Controls, ACCT6510 /ISMG6510
Choose two of the following:
- Information Systems Security and Privacy, ISMG6430
- IT Project Management, ISMG6450
- Financial Statement Analysis, ACCT6340
- Fraud Examination, ACCT6360
- Advanced Auditing, ACCT6620
- Internal Auditing, ACCT6470
Please see the course catalog for course descriptions.