Department of Accountancy & Taxation

Curriculum

Degree Plan
Prerequisites
Certificates
Course Offerings
Course Details

Prerequisites

The MSACCY program is primarily designed for students with an undergraduate accounting degree from an accredited university which would generally require that all prerequisites have been met. The MSACCY requirements (below, with Bauer course numbers) will be met upon completion of a college-level course with content and learning outcomes equivalent to those listed.

If necessary, business foundation courses can be completed as part of a modified MSACCY degree plan where more than 36 credits would be required.

General

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

*please note: If an applicant has not previously completed these courses, a new course that combines the two will be offered through the Certificate in Accountancy Program (CAP) beginning in the Fall 2018 term. This course, ACCT 5397 Financial & Managerial Accounting, can be taken in lieu of needing to complete both individual classes.

Accounting

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)

Special Circumstances

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.

Applicants who did not earn an accounting undergraduate degree, or do not meet the above program prerequisites, need to make an appointment to meet with our admissions team to discuss eligibility. To request an appointment please e-mail applymsaccy@uh.edu. There will be opportunities to attend a recruiting event before submitting an application.