Master of Science

Professional Credentials

Below is a snapshot of State of Delaware requirements for select credentials for accounting professionals that are addressed by the M.S. in Accounting degree program.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

CPA Exam (four parts):

  • Auditing & Attestation
  • Business Environment & Concepts
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Regulation

Both formal education and professional experience are also required for the CPA credential.

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

CMA Exam (four parts):

  • Business Analysis (110 multiple choice questions)
  • Management Accounting and Reporting (140 multiple choice)
  • Strategic Management (110 multiple choice questions)
  • Business Applications (essays and quantitative responses)

A Bachelor's degree or GMAT/GRE score in the 50th percentile and 2 years management accounting experience are also required for the CMA credential.

Certified Fraud Examination (CFE)

CFE Exam (500 questions):

  • Criminology & Ethics
  • Financial Transactions
  • Legal Elements of Fraud
  • Fraud Examination

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and 2 years professional accounting experience are also required for the CFE credential.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2016-2017 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2016 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.