MPAc Prerequisites

Because there is no mandatory undergraduate major requirement for admission, it is essential that incoming students have these accounting fundamentals in place before beginning the MPAc program. Prerequisites can be “in progress” at the time of applying for the MPAc program but must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in the fall. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

The requirements to qualify for the MPAc program are:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Successful completion of the following four courses, or their equivalents:
    • Introduction to Financial Accounting 
    • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
    • Business Law
    • Statistics

The prerequisite courses may be "in progress" at the time of applying, but must be completed before beginning the MPAc program in the fall. Prerequisites cannot be taken concurrently with the MPAc curriculum. 

Prerequisite courses can be taken at any accredited institution. If classes are planned or in progress at the time of applying for admission, please indicate where courses are being taken and expected date of completion on your application. For more information about accredited institutions, see the U.S. Department of Education Database of Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.