Rhode Island College

2018-2019 Catalog


Professional Accountancy M.P.AC.

Learning Goals


Department of Accounting and Computer Information Systems

Department Chair: Lisa Bain

Director: Sean Cote

Professional Accountancy Program Faculty: Professor Schweikart; Associate Professors Church, Filipek, Haser; Assistant Professor Cote, Margarida, Weiss

Admission Requirements

  1. Completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  3. Two courses in principles of accounting or equivalent.
  4. An applicant’s letter describing the applicant’s professional goals including how the program will help the applicant achieve these professional goals.
  5. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  6. Three academic or professional letters of recommendation addressing the student’s potential to succeed in a graduate program
  7. Completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). A B.S. degree in accounting from Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island, with a 3.00 G.P.A. in the major, will exempt the applicant from the GMAT. Certain certification exams may also exempt the applicant from the GMAT.
Note: International students should contact program director Sean Cote at (401) 456-9028 or scote@ric.edu for additional admission requirements.

Course Requirements — Concentration in Accounting Information Systems

Courses

Foundations Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ACCT 510Advanced AIS: Systems Modeling

3

As needed.
ACCT 552Topics in Assurance: Risk Assessment

1.5

As needed.
ACCT 553Topics in Assurance: Electronic Commerce

1.5

As needed.
CIS 421Networks and Infrastructure

4

Fall, Spring.
CIS 453This course has been deleted. See program director for substitute course. (Systems Analysis and Design)

3

CIS 535Data Management

3

As needed.

Electives

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SIX CREDIT HOURS OF COURSES at the graduate level in accounting

6

SIX CREDIT HOURS OF COURSES at the graduate level, chosen with consent

6

THREE CREDIT HOURS OF COURSES at the graduate level in computer information systems

3

Total Credit Hours: 30

Course Requirements — Concentration in Personal Financial Planning

Courses

Foundations Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ACCT 661Financial Planning Capstone Course

3

Spring.
ACCT 533Fundamentals of Financial Planning

3

Fall.
-And-

ACCT 535Tax Issues for Corporations and Shareholders

3

As needed.
-Or-

ACCT 543Personal Income Tax Planning

3

Spring.

Electives

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
TWENTY-ONE CREDIT HOURS OF COURSES at the graduate level appropriate to career plans.

21

Total Credit Hours: 30