Rhode Island College

2020-2021 Catalog


Professional Accountancy M.P.AC.


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 Professors 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), unless the applicant is a CPA or has passed a state bar examination. Applicants will also be exempt from the GMAT if they have earned a B.S. degree in accounting from Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island, with a 3.00 grade point average in their major.
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

Courses

Foundations Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ACCT 510Advanced AIS: Systems Modeling

3

Annually.
ACCT 548Controllership

3

Annually.
ACCT 549Advanced Topics in Cost Management

3

Annually.
ACCT 556Advanced Governmental and Non-profit Accounting

3

Annually.
ACCT 561Advanced Topics in Auditing and Fraud

3

Annually.
ACCT 572Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting

3

Annually.
ACCT 665Accounting Capstone

3

Annually.

Electives

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

9

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