Accounting M.Acc.

The M.Acc. offered by the School of Business is designed for those students that seek to further enhance their knowledge of accounting beyond an undergraduate degree and acquire the accounting and analytical skills that public and private accounting firms and government entities desire. The M.Acc. is also designed to enhance the preparation for taking the CPA examination and earn the additional credit hours required for obtaining a CPA license.

The curriculum consists of 30 semester hours of graduate study beyond undergraduate business requirements. Specific course requirements are listed under admissions. Students are expected to complete all accounting foundation courses before proceeding further.

M.Acc. Requirements

REQUIREMENTS CLASS NAME HOURS
M.Acc. Core (15 hours)
ACC 6504 Federal Tax Accounting 3
ACC 6505 Advanced Managerial 3
ACC 6510 Auditing Concepts and Applications 3
ACC 6511 Accounting Theory 3
ACC 6552 Law and Ethics in a Business Environment 3
M.Acc. Required Electives (Choose any 9 hours)
ACC 5407 Governmental Accounting 3
ACC 5418 CPA Review I (Financial & Audit) 3
ACC 5419 CPA Review II (Regulation & Business) 3
ACC 6502 Advanced Accounting II 3
ACC 6503 Fraud Examination 3
ACC 6506 Advanced Accounting Information & Data Analytics 3
ACC 6543 Financial Statement Analysis 3
M.Acc. General Electives (6 hours)    
May choose any additional M.Acc.required electives from above to fulfill general elective requirement   3
May choose any additional 6000 level M.B.A. course (except for ACC 6501) to fulfill general elective requirement   3
Total Hours 30 30

Foundation Courses

The Graduate Program in Accountancy builds on a core of undergraduate courses normally taught in schools of business. All of the M.Acc. prerequisites can be obtained from our online class schedule.

Accounting Foundations

A strong foundation in accounting ness is required to succeed in the M.Acc. program. Students must have completed all of their accounting foundations courses with a grade of “C” or better.  

GENERAL FOUNDATION COURSES  HOURS
ACC 203 Survey of Financial Accounting 3
FIN 341 Business Finance 3
MKT 381 Marketing 3
MIS 099 Spreadsheet Proficiency Exam 0
Total Hours   9
ADDITIONAL FOUNDATION COURSES FOR ACCOUNTING CONCENTRATION  HOURS
ACC 301-302 Intermediate Accounting 6
ACC 303 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 403 Federal Tax Accounting 3
ACC 405 Auditing 3
ACC 407 Governmental Accounting 3
GBU 358 Business Law & Ethics 3
Total Hours   21

The following items are required for acceptance into the MC Business M.Acc. program:

  • Completed online application
  • Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Possess an undergraduate record and/or work experience that indicates the ability to pursue the M.B.A. program:
    • 3.00 GPA and above (GMAT is waived)
    • 2.25-2.99 GPA must meet one of the following:
      • 3-5 years of appropriate professional experience (submit a resume)
      • GMAT
  • For students that must meet the GMAT requirement, an appropriate score must be submitted by the end of the first semester (maximum of 9 hours) in which graduate level classes are taken. Students without a GMAT score after their first semester of graduate work will not be allowed to enroll in any subsequent graduate courses. 

Mississippi College’s School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier business school accreditation in the world.