Department of Accountancy & Taxation


Basic Prerequisites

There are 9 hours of basic prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to graduate admission. These courses include a college-level calculus course, MATH 1314 Elements of Calculus with Applications, ACCT 2331 Financial Accounting (Principles of Accounting I) and ACCT 2332 Managerial Accounting (Principles of Accounting II).

The basic prerequisite courses may be taken at a community college, at UH through the Certificate in Accountancy Program (CAP), or at any accredited college or university.

Accounting Foundation Courses

There are 18 hours of accounting foundation courses and these courses include ACCT 5367 Intermediate I, ACCT 5368 Intermediate II, ACCT 5331 Federal Income Tax I – Individual, ACCT 5335 Auditing, ACCT 5337 Management (Cost) Accounting, and ACCT 5371 Accounting Information Systems.

Students who have not completed the accounting foundation courses at an AACSB accredited institution must complete the accounting foundation courses at an AACSB accredited institution. Students who need to complete these courses may take them at UH through CAP or at any other AACSB accredited institution.

In order for courses in this section to be waived, the courses must be no older than 5 years at the time of entry into the MSACCY and come from an AACSB accredited institution.

Business Foundation Courses

There are 12 hours of business courses required for the MSACCY and these courses include STAT 6360 Statistical Methods for Business, FINA 6387 Managerial Analysis, MARK 6361 Marketing Administration and MANA 6332 Organizational Behavior and Management.

These courses will automatically be waived for students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business or an MBA from an AACSB accredited university, if the courses are no older than 5 years at the time of entry into the MSACCY.

Students who have previously completed a business degree from a non-AACSB accredited school are generally required to complete the business foundation courses as part of their MSACCY degree plan.

Students who did not earn a business degree, but believe that they completed one or more of these courses as part of their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an AACSB accredited institution may petition to have these courses waived. A decision will be made on these petitions after admittance into the MSACCY Program. Any business foundation courses being waived can be no older than 5 years at the time of entry into the MSACCY. Please see your MSACCY Advisor before your first semester to discuss the waiver process.