For additional information about graduate programs within the College of Business, please contact graduate advisor Jennifer Pettitt at GradBiz@uah.edu. Information about the application process can be found in the Graduate Studies section of the catalog. 

Degree Requirements

The MAcc program normally consists of 33 semester hours of graduate coursework. The program includes a minimum of 18 semester hours of accounting (including at least 15 semester hours at the 600-level) and a minimum of 12 semester hours in other disciplines (including at least 9 semester hours at the 600-level). The accounting theory class, ACC 680, should be taken toward the end of the student's program, must be taken at UAH, and must be completed with a grade of A or B (including an average of at least B on all individual components). A maximum of 12 semester hours of graduate work may be transferred from another institution.

Program prerequisites may be satisfied by either of the following:

  1. possession of a Bachelors degree in accounting from an AACSB accredited institution or
  2. possession of a Bachelors degree and satisfactory (i.e., "C" or higher) completion of the following list of basic skills, business foundation, and accounting courses.

Basic skills and business foundation:

Written and oral communications6
Calculus3
Computer Applications3
Statistical analysis3
Legal environment of business3
Principles of accounting (financial and managerial)4-6
Principles of economics6
Principles of finance3
Principles of marketing3
Operations management3
Organizational theory, behavior, and environment3

The MAcc curriculum consists of three required courses and eight elective courses. A sample program is presented below including four specific required courses needed to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam in Alabama.

Accounting Prerequisites
ACC 307ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYS3
ACC 310INTERM FINANCIAL ACCT I3
ACC 311INTERM FINANCIAL ACCT II3
ACC 313INDIVIDUAL/SMALL BUS INCOME TA3
ACC 414COST ACCOUNTING3
ACC 431PRINCIPLES OF AUDITING3
MAcc Required Courses 1
ACC 614COST MANAGEMENT3
ACC 607ADV ACC INFORMAT SYSTEMS3
ACC 680FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY3
MAcc Electives 1
ACC 6xxAccounting elective or thesis 2,33
ACC 6xxAccounting elective or thesis 2,33
ACC xxxAccounting elective, 500- or 600-level 33
ElectivesNon-Accounting electives 600-level courses9
ElectivesNon-accounting elective, 500- or 600-level3
ElectivesFree elective, 500- or 600-level3
Total Semester Hours51
1

Students must take a minimum of 18 semester hours of Accounting with at least 15 of those semester hours at the 600-level. They must also take a minimum of 12 semester hours of non-accounting courses with at least 9 semester hours at the 600-level.

2

Thesis option reduces the required semester hours to 30 semester hours. Students may eliminate a 500-level non-accounting elective.

3

ACC 600 or ACC 602 may not be used in the MAcc program.

CPA Examination in Alabama

Students planning to sit for the CPA examination in Alabama must complete the subject matter shown below. The courses can be counted as electives in the MAcc.

BLS 511BUS LAW FOR ACCOUNTANTS3
ACC 513CORP/PARTNERSHIP/ESTATE TAXES3
or ACC 520 STATE AND LOCAL TAXATION
ACC 517ACC FOR STATE/LOCAL GOV/NON-PR3

Thesis Option

A thesis option requiring 30 semester hours of graduate work, including 6 semester hours of thesis credit is available. Students interested in this option should contact the Graduate Program Director, BAB 102, 256.824.6681, before completing 12 semester hours of graduate study.

Transfer Credit

Up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit taken at other universities may be transferred to meet MAcc degree requirements. Inquiries about the transferability of specific courses should be directed to the CBA Director of Graduate Programs, who will consult with the faculty to determine whether the content of the class will be accepted for transfer credit.