Department of Accountancy & Taxation


The MSACCY program prerequisites are presented below (with the related Bauer course numbers).  The MSACCY program is primarily designed for students with an undergraduate accounting degree from an accredited university which generally would provide for all of the prerequisites to be met. The prerequisites can be met by having completed a college level course that has course content and learning outcomes equivalent to those listed below. If necessary, business foundation courses can be completed as part of a modified MSACCY degree plan where more than 36 credits would be required.


Elements of Calculus (MATH 1314)
Financial Accounting (ACCT 2331)
Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2332)
(Or equivalent college level courses - including community college courses)


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)

*please note: Courses must be completed at an AACSB Accredited University within five years of entering the program. For AACSB International Accredited Universities, course equivalency will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Business Foundation

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)

*please note: Students who have earned a BBA or MBA from an AACSB Accredited University within five years of entering the program will not be required to take these courses.

Don’t have an accounting undergraduate degree?

Applicants who do not have an accounting undergraduate degree, or do not meet the above program prerequisites, need to make an appointment to meet with our admissions department to discuss eligibility or attend a recruiting event prior to submitting an application.  To request an appointment please e-mail