Accounting & Business Law

MAcc Degree Plan

Degree Objective

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) is designed to provide students who already have an undergraduate accounting degree with the advanced knowledge required for a successful career in accounting-related fields. In addition, the degree will provide students with the additional knowledge and hours required above an undergraduate degree to sit for the CPA exam.

Prerequisite Requirements

Students should have completed the following undergraduate prerequisite accounting courses to be considered for admission to the MAcc program:

Course Required Hours
Introductory Financial Accounting 3
Introductory Managerial Accounting 3
Intermediate Financial Accounting 6
Income Taxation 3
Cost Accounting 3
Accounting Information Systems 3
Auditing 3

Prerequisite courses must focus on United States generally accepted accounting principles for an application to be considered.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the MAcc program is made through the Baylor Business Graduate School. 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 scores will be considered for admission.

Program Requirements

The MAcc degree is a 33-hour program, requiring 18 hours of graduate accounting coursework and 15 hours of supporting graduate business (non-accounting) coursework. No specific courses are required in either accounting or business, creating a flexible degree program that can be tailored to your individual career goals. 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 Accounting Courses

  • Advanced Financial Accounting Topics
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Forensic Accounting and Auditing
  • Governmental & Non-Profit Accounting
  • Information Systems Auditing
  • Internship in Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting Seminar
  • Seminar in Auditing & Assurance Services
  • Tax Considerations in Business Decisions

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

A student may put together any degree plan desired as long as the program criteria of 18 accounting hours (this includes taxation courses) and 15 graduate business courses are selected. Course planning is very important as not all courses are offered in any given semester. Before taking courses, it is best to plan your entire program over the three semesters to ensure in advance that the courses desired will be available.

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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