ARCHIVED 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    Feb 19, 2020  
ARCHIVED 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accountancy (M.Ac.)

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Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements , M.Ac. applicants must present a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). A minimum GMAT score of 450 is recommended. The entrance examination requirement may be waived for Beta Gamma Sigma members with an undergraduate degree with a major in Accounting. At the discretion of the program director, the entrance examination requirement may be waived, if the applicant has previously passed the Uniform CPA examination.  In addition, applicants must present an undergraduate GPA sufficient to demonstrate an acceptable probability of success in graduate level studies. Performance in prerequisite coursework will be considered in the decision process. Three letters of recommendation are required and personal interviews may be requested.  Meeting these criteria does not guarantee acceptance . The program encourages applications from students with undergraduate degrees in accounting and also from those who have completed degrees in other fields.

Prerequisites: In addition to the preceding requirements, the following course prerequisites must be satisfactorily completed. Prerequisites are normally met by coursework, but satisfactory examination results may be considered.

  • three semester hours of intermediate accounting
  • three semester hours of cost accounting
  • three semester hours of income tax accounting
  • three semester hours of statistics
  • three semester hours of management principles
  • three semester hours of microeconomics
  • three semester hours of financial management.

Program Description

In order to be awarded a Master of Accountancy (M.Ac.) degree, the student applicant must achieve a 3.0 grade point average in all required courses.  The program leading to the Master of Accountancy requires the completion of 30 semester hours at the 600 level, including:

Other Elective Courses (9 hours)

9 hours of other elective courses. Students may select courses from graduate business offerings as approved by the program director to satisfy the remaining number of elective hours.

Certificate in Project Management (12 hours)

The program leading to the M.Ac. degree with a certificate in Project Management requires completion of the required courses (21 hours) and completion of the Project Management (Post Baccalaureate Certificate).

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