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

Program Prerequisites
Written and oral communications
Calculus
Computer Applications
Statistical analysis
Legal environment of business
Principles of accounting (financial and managerial)
Principles of economics
Principles of finance
Principles of marketing
Operations management
Organizational theory, behavior, and environment

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
ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYS
INTERM FINANCIAL ACCT I
INTERM FINANCIAL ACCT II
INDIVIDUAL/SMALL BUS INCOME TA
COST ACCOUNTING
PRINCIPLES OF AUDITING
MAcc Required Courses 19
COST MANAGEMENT
ADV ACC INFORMAT SYSTEMS
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY
MAcc Electives 1
ACC 6xxAccounting elective or thesis 2,36
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 Hours33

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 Director of Graduate Programs, 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 Director of Graduate Programs, who will consult with the faculty to determine whether the content of the class will be accepted for transfer credit.