Offering the same curricular content and faculty as our full-time MS Accounting program, the iMS is a 30-credit hour program requiring a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a major of 24-credits.

Total Credits Required: 30

  • ACC 725 Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACC 736 Strategic Cost Analysis
  • ACC 747 Advanced Topics in Auditing
  • ACC 757 Taxes and Business Strategy
  • Accounting Elective (3)
  • Management Selective (6) - Select two of the following:
    • ACC 760 Principles of Fraud Examination
    • EEE 625 Venture Capital
    • FIN 751 Corporate Financial Policy & Strategy
    • FIN 761 Financial Modeling
    • MAS 766 Linear Statistical Models 1
    • MIS 625 Information Systems Analysis for Mgmt.
    • SCM 656 Project Management
    • SCM 701 Supply Chain & Logistics Mgmt.
    • IST 625 Risk Management
  • Electives (9)

A variety of elective courses are offered in cooperation with the iMBA program of the Whitman School. Students may also take elective courses from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.

Technology Requirements

Minimum Computing Specifications
Operating System
Windows XP
PIII or higher
256 MB or higher
Internet Explorer 6
Additional Software
Microsoft Office XP (2002 or higher)
Internet access
Broadband access via cable modem or DSL
Antivirus Software
Norton, McAfee or similar

The Residency Week
The start of the iMS experience each term

  • Residencies are required and are offered on the SU campus in January, May, and August each year. A residency week begins on a Saturday and concludes after the last class the following Wednesday.
  • Optional additional residencies are periodically offered in other cities.
  • During the residency week, students take exams and classes.
  • Classes are taught by the same faculty who teach in the full-time MS program. Faculty have no other teaching commitments during the residency week.
  • The format of classes is similar to a traditional program, except with more intense class time and concentrated material.
  • Outside of class hours, students spend time reading, working on assignments, attending events, and getting to know classmates and faculty. Networking is an important part of the program.

Between the Residencies
The heart of the iMS experience

  • The iMS program uses BlackBoard technology for course management and communications. This online collaboration tool allows students and faculty to easily maintain contact and share information across time zones
  • Between residencies, students are busy completing assignments and preparing for upcoming exams.
  • Final exams are proctored and are taken on-campus on the first day of the following residency.