MSADA students take a minimum of 30 credit hours for graduation. Our flexible curriculum allows you to pick and choose courses in assurance, data analytics, risk management, and/or taxation. You decide your appropriate mix of elective courses. The 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam in most states is satisfied. Learn more about the MSADA plan of study and see course descriptions.
Each fall, MSADA student teams (commingled with 3/2 MBA second-year students) engage in a semester-long field consulting project for an area business. This allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-world business issues in a team setting.
Deloitte Assurance Learning Lab Course
Participants of this elective course will have classroom meetings run by Deloitte professionals during the spring semester to prepare for a two-day trip to New York City in early March. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of hot topics and career paths in the public accounting/assurance profession. During the trip, students will meet with various public accounting and assurance resources. Previous trips have included visits to the AICPA, PCAOB, Federal Reserve, New York Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ; a GAP alumni panel; and shared insights from prominent Deloitte clients.
The Washington Campus Accounting and Public Policy Course
Participants of this elective course will have classroom meetings during the spring semester to prepare for a three-day trip to Washington, D.C. in early March. Students have the opportunity to meet with policy makers in the legislative and executive branches of government, administrators of federal agencies such as the SEC and the PCAOB, and a variety of other key stakeholders such as accounting firm and financial association leaders; lobbyists and advocacy specialists; taxation and benefits professionals; think-tank economics, tax, and budget scholars; and more.
Through IU’s partnership with Becker Professional Education, Kelley graduate accounting students will receive access to a Becker representative who will help them choose from a variety of prep formats and assist with account set up and any other related questions.