Study Plans

Recommended Study Plans

Fall Start

Suggested Study Plan for Fall Start

Students are to submit a plan of studies for the degree on initial registration. Deviations from this suggested schedule should get the approval of the Graduate Program Director. The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.

Term 1 (Fall)

  • GS/FACC 6000 Introduction to Accountability and Governance
    FACC 6000 is ideally taken in the first term. It lays the foundation for most to the succeeding courses.
  • GS/FACC 6300 Enterprise Risk Management
  • GS/FACC 6400 Research Methods and Statistical Inference
  • GS/FACC 6500 Corporate Governance (or Final Fall term)

Choice of Elective Courses (pending enrolment):

  • GS/FACC 6280 Directors' Duties in Discharging the Board's Accountability Responsibilities
  • GS/FACC 6290 Legal and Regulatory Compliance to Promote 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 6990 Directed Readings (pending faculty)
  • GS/FACC 6999 Major Research Paper (pending faculty)
    The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.

Term 2 (Winter)

  • GS/FACC 6100 Corporate Responsibility and Ethics
  • GS/FACC 6200 Performance Measurement Systems
  • GS/FACC 6700 Executive Compensation (or Summer term)

Choice of Elective Courses (pending enrolment):

  • GS/FACC 6180 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • GS/FACC 6190 Cases Studies in Stakeholder Accountability for Sustainability
  • GS/FACC 6880 Information Technology Governance (or Summer term)
  • GS/FACC 6890 Earnings Management and Forensic Accounting
  • GS/FACC 6990 Directed Readings (pending faculty)
  • GS/FACC 6999 Major Research Paper (pending faculty)
    The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.

Term 3 (Summer)

  • GS/FACC 6600 Accountability Issues in the Government & Not-For-Profit Sectors
  • GS/FACC 6700 Executive Compensation (or Winter term)

Choice of Elective Courses (pending enrolment):

  • GS/FACC 6870 Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
  • GS/FACC 6880 Information Technology Governance (or Winter term)
  • GS/FACC 6990 Directed Readings (pending faculty)
  • GS/FACC 6999 Major Research Paper (pending faculty)
    The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.

Term 4 (Fall)

  • FACC 6500 Corporate Governance (or First Fall term)
  • FACC 6800 Synthesis of Theory and Practice: Accountability and Governance
  • FACC 6800 should be taken in the final term. It is a capstone course that integrates and synthesizes all the preceding curriculum.

Choice of Elective Courses (pending enrolment):

  • GS/FACC 6280 Directors' Duties in Discharging the Board's Accountability Responsibilities
  • GS/FACC 6290 Legal and Regulatory Compliance to Promote 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 6990 Directed Readings (pending faculty)
  • GS/FACC 6999 Major Research Paper (pending faculty)
    The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.
  • GS/FACC 6990 Directed Readings (pending faculty)
  • GS/FACC 6999 Major Research Paper (pending faculty)
    The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.

Winter Start

Suggested Study Plan for Winter Start

Students are to submit a plan of studies for the degree on initial registration. Deviations from this suggested schedule should get the approval of the Graduate Program Director. The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.

Term 1 (Winter)

  • GS/FACC 6000 Introduction to Accountability and Governance
    FACC 6000 is ideally taken in the first term. It lays the foundation for most to the succeeding courses.
  • GS/FACC 6100 Corporate Responsibility and Ethics
  • GS/FACC 6200 Performance Measurement Systems

Choice of Elective Courses (pending enrolment):

  • GS/FACC 6180 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • GS/FACC 6190 Cases Studies in Stakeholder Accountability for Sustainability
  • GS/FACC 6880 Information Technology Governance (or Summer term)
  • GS/FACC 6890 Earnings Management and Forensic Accounting
  • GS/FACC 6990 Directed Readings (pending faculty)
  • GS/FACC 6999 Major Research Paper (pending faculty)
    The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.

Term 2 (Summer)

  • GS/FACC 6600 Accountability Issues in the Government & Not-For-Profit Sectors
  • GS/FACC 6700 Executive Compensation (or Winter term)

Choice of Elective Courses (pending enrolment):

  • GS/FACC 6870 Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
  • GS/FACC 6880 Information Technology Governance (or Winter term)
  • GS/FACC 6990 Directed Readings (pending faculty)
  • GS/FACC 6999 Major Research Paper (pending faculty)
    The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.

Term 3 (Fall)

  • GS/FACC 6300 Enterprise Risk Management
  • GS/FACC 6400 Research Methods and Statistical Inference
  • GS/FACC 6500 Corporate Governance

Choice of Elective Courses (pending enrolment):

  • GS/FACC 6280 Directors' Duties in Discharging the Board's Accountability Responsibilities
  • GS/FACC 6290 Legal and Regulatory Compliance to Promote 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 6990 Directed Readings (pending faculty)
  • GS/FACC 6999 Major Research Paper (pending faculty)
    The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.

Term 4 (Winter)

  • FACC 6800 Synthesis of Theory and Practice: Accountability and Governance
    FACC 6800 should be taken in the final term. It is a capstone course that integrates and synthesizes all the preceding curriculum.
  • GS/FACC 6990 Directed Readings (pending faculty)
  • GS/FACC 6999 Major Research Paper (pending faculty)

Choice of Elective Courses (pending enrolment):

  • GS/FACC 6180 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • GS/FACC 6190 Cases Studies in Stakeholder Accountability for Sustainability
  • GS/FACC 6880 Information Technology Governance (or Summer term)
  • GS/FACC 6890 Earnings Management and Forensic Accounting
  • GS/FACC 6990 Directed Readings (pending faculty)
  • GS/FACC 6999 Major Research Paper (pending faculty)
    The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.

Summer Start

Suggested Study Plan for Summer Start

Term 1 (Summer)

  • GS/FACC 6000 Introduction to Accountability and Governance
    FACC 6000 is ideally taken in the first term. It lays the foundation for most to the succeeding courses.
  • GS/FACC 6600 Accountability Issues in the Government & Not-For-Profit Sectors (or Final Summer term)
  • GS/FACC 6700 Executive Compensation (or Winter term)

Choice of Elective Courses (pending enrolment):

  • GS/FACC 6870 Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
  • GS/FACC 6880 Information Technology Governance (or Winter term)
  • GS/FACC 6990 Directed Readings (pending faculty)
  • GS/FACC 6999 Major Research Paper (pending faculty)
    The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.

Term 2 (Fall)

  • GS/FACC 6300 Enterprise Risk Management
  • GS/FACC 6400 Research Methods and Statistical Inference
  • GS/FACC 6500 Corporate Governance

Choice of Elective Courses (pending enrolment):

  • GS/FACC 6280 Directors' Duties in Discharging the Board's Accountability Responsibilities
  • GS/FACC 6290 Legal and Regulatory Compliance to Promote 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 6990 Directed Readings (pending faculty)
  • GS/FACC 6999 Major Research Paper (pending faculty)
    The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.

Term 3 (Winter)

  • GS/FACC 6100 Corporate Responsibility and Ethics
  • GS/FACC 6200 Performance Measurement Systems

Choice of Elective Courses (pending enrolment):

  • GS/FACC 6180 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • GS/FACC 6190 Cases Studies in Stakeholder Accountability for Sustainability
  • GS/FACC 6880 Information Technology Governance (or Summer term)
  • GS/FACC 6890 Earnings Management and Forensic Accounting
  • GS/FACC 6990 Directed Readings (pending faculty)
  • GS/FACC 6999 Major Research Paper (pending faculty)
    The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.

Term 4 (Summer)

  • GS/FACC 6600 Accountability Issues in the Government & Not-For-Profit Sectors (or First Summer term)
  • GS/FACC 6700 Executive Compensation (or Winter term)
  • FACC 6800 Synthesis of Theory and Practice: Accountability and Governance
    FACC 6800 should be taken in the final term. It is a capstone course that integrates and synthesizes all the preceding curriculum.

Choice of Elective Courses (pending enrolment):

  • GS/FACC 6870 Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
  • GS/FACC 6880 Information Technology Governance (or Winter term)
  • GS/FACC 6990 Directed Readings (pending faculty)
  • GS/FACC 6999 Major Research Paper (pending faculty)
    The two-course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.

Note 1: FACC 6000 must be taken in the first term. It lays the foundation for most of the succeeding courses. FACC 6800 should be taken in the final term. It is a capstone course that integrates and synthesizes all the preceding curriculum.

Note 2: The two course reduction associated with the major paper option would be from the electives.