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Master of Financial Accountabilty (MFAc)

Courses

Core Program

All students take the following core program of 9 courses and 2 electives for a total of 11 courses:

  • GS/FACC 6000 Introduction to Accountability & Governance
  • GS/FACC 6100 Corporate Responsibility & Ethics
  • GS/FACC 6200 Performance Measurement Systems
  • GS/FACC 6300 Enterprise Risk Management
  • GS/FACC 6400 Research Methods & Statistical Inference
  • GS/FACC 6500 Corporate Governance
  • GS/FACC 6600 Accountability Issues in the Public Sector
  • GS/FACC 6700 Executive Compensation
  • GS/FACC 6800 Synthesis of Theory and Practice in Accountability and Governance

Electives

The two electives can be packaged as a specialization. Those wishing to do research can use their two electives to do a major paper called the MRP option.

The specializations are:

  1. Accountability Reporting
    • 2 courses from (GS/FACC 6100, GS/FACC 6240, GS/FACC 6400)
  2. Law & Governance
    • 2 courses from (GS/FACC 6250, GS/FACC 6260)
  3. Public Sector Accountability
    • 2 courses from (GS/FACC 6350, GS/FACC 6360)
  4. Ethics & Sustainability
    • 2 courses from (GS/FACC 6150, GS/FACC 6160)

Elective Courses:

  • GS/FACC 6180 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • GS/FACC 6190 Cases Studies in Stakeholder Accountability for Sustainability
  • GS/FACC 6280 Directors' Duties in Discharging the Board's Accountability Responsibilities
  • GS/FACC 6290 Legal and Regulatory Compliance for Accountability and Good Governance
  • GS/FACC 6380 Performance Reporting to Enhance Accountability in the Public Sector
  • GS/FACC 6390 Ethics Issues Impeding Accountability in the Public Sector
  • GS/FACC 6870 Advanced Techniques of Financial Analysis
  • GS/FACC 6880 Information Technology Governance
  • GS/FACC 6890 Earnings Management- Forensic Accounting
  • GS/FACC 6890 Directed Readings

Note that not every elective is offered every term. To optimize scheduling, admitted students are asked to fill out a study plan to help forecast which courses should be offered in which terms.