Accounting & Business Law

BBA/MTax Degree Plan

Degree Objective

The joint Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)/Master of Taxation (MTax) is designed to provide eligible students an efficient program of study to achieve technical, communication, leadership and analytical skills for a successful career in business and the hours required to sit for the CPA exam.

Admission Requirements

Students are not required to apply to the undergraduate Accounting program, but are eligible to enroll in the first accounting course (ACC 3401) only if they have a C+ average in ACC 2303 and ACC 2304 (or their transfer equivalents) without a D in either course.

Admission to the MTax program is made through the Baylor Business Graduate School. Students should apply to the MTax program in the second semester in which they are enrolled in their undergraduate accounting major courses. Admission is not guaranteed, but is based on overall GPA, accounting core GPA and GMAT score. Students with GPAs above 3.0 overall and in accounting and an acceptable GMAT score will be considered for admission.

Undergraduate Major Courses

The following courses are required of all accounting majors. Courses are to be taken concurrently as shown.

First Semester
ACC3301 - Financial Reporting I
ACC3303 - Accounting Information Systems

Second Semester
ACC3302 - Financial Reporting II
ACC3304 - Federal Income Tax
ACC3310 - Accounting Research and Communication

Third Semester
ACC4330 - Auditing, Assurance & Attestation
ACC4308 - Advanced Managerial Accouting

ACC4350 - Business & Professional Ethics for Accountants

MTax Program Requirements

The MTax degree is a 33-hour program, requiring 18 hours of graduate tax coursework and 15 hours of supporting graduate business (non-accounting) coursework. You can use the 15 hours of graduate business courses to concentrate your study in a second area of expertise or to broaden your graduate business education.

Graduate Tax Courses

  • Advanced Individual Taxation
  • Advanced Tax Topics & Research
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Partnership & S Corporation Taxation
  • State, Local, Estate and Gift Taxation
  • International Taxation

Suggested Schedule

For additional information or advising contact:

Dr. Gia Chevis
Director of Graduate Accounting Programs
Department of Accounting & Business Law
Baylor University
One Bear Place #98002
Waco, Texas 76798-8002
(254) 710-1328 * FAX: (254) 710-1067

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