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MACCT Information Assurance Concentration Checklist

Effective Spring 2016.
Updated: 08/01/2015

The Information Assurance Concentration is a 33-hour program of study and designed for individuals who have already earned a BBA with a concentration in accounting.

The Information Assurance Concentration consists of 24 hours of graduate accounting coursework (9 hours of accounting coursework and 12 hours of information assurance accounting) and 9 hours of information assurance nonaccounting coursework at the graduate level.

Coursework

Students in the Information Assurance concentration may select from the following required IA accounting and IA nonaccounting courses provided they have not taken the undergraduate equivalent. Please keep in mind coursework guidelines for your selection.

Required Accounting Coursework

MGMT 546 - Financial Accounting IIIFall & Spring
MGMT 547/590/591/592/5931- One tax courseFall & Spring
MGMT 554 - Professional Writing for AccountantsSpring

Required Information Assurance Coursework

MGMT 6362 - Information System SecuritySpring & Fall (online)
MGMT 642 - Fraud ExaminationFall
MGMT 641- Forensic Accounting (pre-req MGMT 642) or MGMT 635 Data AnalyticsSpring

Required Information Assurance Accounting Coursework (2 courses)

MGMT 551/2 - ProblemsFall & Spring
MGMT 553 - Internal AuditSpring
MGMT 555 - Advanced AuditingFall
MGMT 635 – Data Analytics (Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems)Spring
MGMT 641- Forensic Accounting (pre-req MGMT 642)Spring

Recommended Information Assurance Non-Accounting Coursework (2 courses)

MGMT 637 - Database Management Systems. Prereq: MGMT 330 or CS 152L with Instructor Permission RequiredFall (online)
MGMT 646 - Digital Forensics Prereq: MGMT 336 or Coreq: MGMT 636Fall
MGMT 647 - System and Network AdministrationSpring (online)
MGMT 648 - Advanced IS Security Prereq: MGMT 336 or MGMT 636Spring & Fall (online)
MGMT 649 - Information Assurance Project Prereq: MGMT 336 or MGMT 636Spring (online)

Remaining Course Requirements (if any)

Students not meeting the overall concentration requirements with the above courses can do so with additional graduate accounting and non-accounting courses in consultation with the concentration advisor.

1. MGMT 547-Tax Research, fall; MGMT 590-Adv Corporate Tax, spring; MGMT 591-Estate/Gift Tax, summer online; MGMT 592-Partnership Tax, fall and MGMT 593-Real Estate/Property Tax, spring.

2. Course is non-accounting.

GMAT/GRE Waiver

The GMAT/GRE is waived for MACCT Tax or Advanced Concentration students who have an undergraduate major in accounting from an AACSB-accredited school with a minimum of a 3.25 GPA in both upper-division classes and accounting classes. (MBA students must fulfill MBA GMAT/GRE waiver requirements.)

Concentration Advisors

Richard Brody


Matt Pickard
  • Matt Pickard
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  • Bio: Matthew D. Pickard is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of New Mexico. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Management Information Systems. He holds an M.B.A. in Management Information Systems and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University. His research leverages embodied conversational agents (i.e., virtual humans) to maximize voluntary self-disclosure and change attitudes and behaviors. He seeks to apply his research to contexts such as auditing and fraud investigations.

    In his personal life, Matt is first and foremost a family man. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, woodworking, and beekeeping.