MAcc Frequently Asked Questions
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Admission and Application Requirements
Our admissions committee takes a holistic approach and we evaluate several aspects of a prospective student including:
- GMAT Scores
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Official Transcripts
- Statement of Purpose
- Completion of undergraduate accountancy leveling courses from an AACSB-accredited university (with a bachelor’s in accounting from your university you should have the correct courses)
Applicants can begin the application process without GMAT scores, however, scores are still required for a complete application. An ideal GMAT score is 500 or better.
GMAT scores can be waived with a 3.75 GPA or higher from an accredited institution.
A GPA of 3.0 or better
Prior to applying to the MAcc program, you must meet the minimum educational requirements. The courses must be taken at an AACSB accredited institution and you must have a C or above in the accounting courses. The list of courses includes:
- ACCT 2301 - Principles of Accounting I
- ACCT 2302 - Principles of Accounting II
- ACCT 3321 - Intermediate Accounting I
- ACCT 3320 - Accounting Information Systems
- ACCT 3322 - Intermediate Accounting II
- ACCT 3323 - Cost Accounting
- ACCT 3327 - Federal Taxation – Individual
- ACCT 4304 - Auditing Principles & Procedures
- MKT 3300 - Principles of Marketing
- FIN 3310 - Business Finance
- ECON 2303 - Principles of Economics- Macro
- ECON 2304 - Principles of Economics- Micro
- BLAW 3301 - Legal Environment of Business
- QMB 2301 - Fundamental of Business Statistics
- QMB 3301 – Quantitative Methods in Business OR QMB 3350 – Business Analytics
- Fall: US Applicants July 15; Mexican Applicants May 1; International Applicants April 1
- Spring: US Applicants Nov 15; Mexican Applicants Oct 1; International Applicants September 1
- Summer: US Applicants April 15; Mexican Applicants March 1; International Application February 1
Approximately $16,536 (1,654 per course). Includes tuition, fees, and meals during classes. Learn more.
Yes, the Master of Accountancy is a 30 credit hour degree designed to provide the courses necessary to obtain the 150 hours necessary to sit for the CPA in Texas. Also, the degree can be completed in 12 months.
Semester 1 - Fall – 4 courses (three 5wk courses and one 16wk course) Core courses. Learn more.
Semester 2 – Spring - 4 courses (three 5wk courses and one 16wk course) 3 Electives. Learn more.
Semester 3 – Summer – 2 courses (two 5wk courses) 2 Electives. Learn more.
The Master of Accountancy is designed for working professionals. Courses are offered Tuesday 5:30 pm-9:30 pm and Saturday 12:30 pm-4:30 pm or Wednesday and Saturday at the same times. Courses are also offered in 5-week modules and the degree of 30 credit hours can be completed within 12 months.
The degree of 30 credit hours. Typically, students complete the program within 12 to 18 months, based on a full-time course load per semester.
The Certificate of Accountancy, which consists of 15 credit hours, or 5 courses.
- Advanced Accounting
- Federal Taxation - Corporations and Partnerships
- Professional Writing for Accountants
- Accounting Elective, typically the MAcc Capstone is recommended
All courses in the certificate are taken with MAcc students.
Scholarships and graduate assistantships are available to enrolled students. When opportunities arise, the college, the department, or the advisor will inform enrolled students.