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Internal Audit and Risk Assurance Track - Proposed 2019


MS in Accounting

The Internal Audit and Risk Assurance Track is designed for students with various educational backgrounds who aspire to pursue a career, such as internal auditing, in risk assurance. Students have the option to pursue certifications such as CIA and CISA.

Program prerequisite (1 semester credit hour)

  • MAS 6102 Professional Development (Can be waived if ACCT 6388 is chosen as an elective)

Common Core (9 semester credit hours)

  • ACCT 6330 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 6331 Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 6332 Intermediate Financial Accounting II

Electives (12 semester credit hours)

Choose 12 semester credit hours of JSOM master-level courses, at least 6 semester credit hours of which should be courses with an ACCT prefix. Students interested in pursuing a second master’s degree in Business Analytics or Management Science should choose the appropriate elective courses to facilitate the double-degree option.

NOTE: Students interested in the Internal Audit program and the CIA or CISA designation are required to take 9 to 15 semester credit hours from the following courses. For details, students should contact the director of the Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program.

  • ACCT 6334 Auditing
  • ACCT 6335 Ethics for Professional Accountants
  • ACCT 6336 Information Technology Audit and Risk Management
  • ACCT 6377 Corporate Governance
  • ACCT 6380 Internal Audit
  • ACCT 6382 Advanced Internal Auditing
  • ACCT 6383 Fraud Examination
  • ACCT 6384 Analytical Reviews Using Audit Software
  • ACCT 6386 Governance, Risk Management and Compliance
  • ACCT 6V98 Accounting Internship

Track-related Core (15 semester credit hours)

  • ACCT 6336 Information Technology Audit and Risk Management
  • ACCT 6380 Internal Audit
  • ACCT 6382 Advanced Internal Auditing
  • ACCT 6383 Fraud Examination or ACCT 6384 Analytical Reviews Using Audit Software
  • ACCT 6386 Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

Note: These curriculum changes are still pending full UT Dallas Academic Governance approval for the fall 2019 catalog. Students on the current degree plan may opt into the new degree plan after the catalog is officially published in the summer by completing the Change of Catalog Form with their graduate advisor. If students opt into the new degree plan, they may not revert to the prior degree plan.

As accounting students, you can enrich your curricular experience by engaging with a variety of mentors, including peer, faculty and industry mentors. Students also can engage with each other and with industry representatives through a variety of student organizations focused on accounting.

Accounting Student Organizations
jsom student organization members

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Through ProConnect, a project program the Jindal School Accounting Area offers, 222 MS in Accounting students had the opportunity to gain from experiential learning by providing consulting services to 53 firms in the Dallas Metroplex during academic year 2017-2018.

Job titles and salaries associated with this track*

  • Corporate Auditor $57,000 – $80,000
  • IT Auditor $65,000 – $80,000
  • Risk Advisory Consultant $36,000 – $49,000
  • Cybersecurity Analyst $58,000 – $92,000
  • Compliance Analyst $44,000 – $64,000
  • Process Analyst $44,000 – $70,000
  • Risk Management Associate $44,000 – $74,000
  • Controls Analyst $41,000 – $65,000

Certifications

  • Students pursue a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/or a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certificate.

National median salary (Salary range)**

  • $54,900 – $61,000

Want to learn more about employment, internships and hiring companies?

MS in Accounting Career Outcomes

* Source for full-time job and salary information: Glassdoor.com

** Sources for Salary and job information: NACE Salary Survey – Fall 2018, Robert Half 2019 Salary Guide, Financial Additions Salary Guide for DFW, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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