Department of Accountancy & Taxation
The MSACCY program is primarily designed for students with an undergraduate accounting degree from an accredited university. Therefore, students with such a background generally have all required prerequisites met through their previous degree. The MSACCY required prerequisites (seen below with Bauer course numbers) should be completed at a college-level with content and learning outcomes equivalent to those listed below.
If you are needing to complete some or all of the required prerequisites, please see more information about our Certificate in Accountancy Program (CAP).
Elements of Calculus (MATH 1314)
Financial Accounting (ACCT 2301)*
Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2302)*
(Or equivalent college level courses - including community college courses)
*please note: If an applicant has not previously completed these courses, a course that combines the two is offered through the Certificate in Accountancy Program (CAP). This course, ACCT 5397 Financial & Managerial Accounting, can be taken in lieu of needing to complete both individual classes.
Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT 3367)
Intermediate Accounting II (ACCT 3368)
Introduction to Federal Income Tax (ACCT 4331)
Financial Statement Auditing (ACCT 4335)
Cost Accounting (ACCT 3377)
Accounting Information Systems (ACCT 3371)
(Or equivalent college level courses)
Courses must be completed at an AACSB Accredited University within five years of entering the program with a minimum grade of 'C-' or higher. For AACSB International Accredited Universities, course equivalency will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Accounting foundation courses must be completed prior to admission into the MSACCY program.
Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions (BZAN 6310)
Managerial Analysis (FINA 6387)
Marketing Administration (MARK 6A61)
Organizational Behavior & Management (MANA 6A32)
Business Elective (3 credit hours)
In order to have these courses waived, courses must be completed at an AACSB Accredited University as part of a BBA or MBA within five years of entering the program with a minimum grade of ‘C-‘ or higher. For AACSB International Accredited Universities, course equivalency will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
If necessary, business foundation courses can be completed as part of a modified MSACCY degree plan where more than 36 credits would be required.
Applicants who did not earn an accounting undergraduate degree, or do not meet the above program prerequisites, are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with our admissions team to discuss eligibility. To request an appointment please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, we welcome you to attend a recruiting event to speak with an admissions team member before submitting an application.
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