Admissions & Requirements

Accounting & Business Law

Joint Degrees
(BBA/MAcc, BBA/MTax)

Baylor undergraduates should apply to the MAcc or MTax program in the third semester in which they are enrolled in their undergraduate accounting major courses. Admission is not guaranteed but is based on overall GPA, and accounting core GPA. The GMAT is not required for applicants who majored in accounting at Baylor.

Note: Baylor students should plan ahead if you are interested in pursuing a joint program. Contact Tim Thomasson at Tim_Thomasson@baylor.edu for more information about the BBA/MAcc or BBA/MTax programs.

Once you decide to apply, determine which term of entry you want to start graduate classes. Select the appropriate application by term of entry:

General Degrees
(MAcc, MTax)

Applicants with GPAs above 3.0 overall and in accounting, plus an acceptable GMAT score will be considered for admission. The GMAT is not required for applicants who majored in accounting at Baylor. The GMAT is required for all other applicants.

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting, you must complete the following prerequisite accounting courses before you are eligible to enter a graduate accounting program:

  • one course (3 hours) in Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Introductory Managerial Accounting
  • Income Taxation
  • Cost Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Two courses (6 hours) in Intermediate Financial Accounting

Financial accounting courses should emphasize accounting standards accepted in the United States.

Application Deadlines
(all graduate accounting degree programs)

To receive full consideration for scholarship opportunities, applications should be submitted by specific application dates, depending upon the term of entry desired.

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