For an overview of the program click here.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites include a bachelor’s degree in any field and satisfactory (i.e., "C" or higher) completion of 
the following courses within business prerequisites and accounting prerequisites.
Business Prerequisites
Written and oral communications
Calculus or MA 120 equivalent
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
Accounting Prerequisites
ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYS
INTERM FINANCIAL ACCT I
INTERM FINANCIAL ACCT II
INDIVIDUAL/SMALL BUS INCOME TA
COST ACCOUNTING
PRINCIPLES OF AUDITING

Degree Requirements

The MAcc program consists of 30 semester hours of graduate coursework. 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 B- or better. 

The MAcc curriculum consists of the following courses:

Required Courses
CORPORATE & PARTNERSHIP TAXATN
ADVANCED COST ACCOUNTING
ACC FOR STATE/LOCAL GOV/NON-PR
ADVANCED AUDITING
FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS
ACCOUNTING ANALYTICS
TAX RESEARCH
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY
5xx or 6xx Level ACC Elective 1
5xx or 6xx Level Business Elective 2
Total Hours30
1

ACC 600 and ACC 602 may not be used in the MAcc program. BLS 511 can be counted as an ACC Elective.

2

Courses numbered 600 cannot be used.

Additional Information

CPA Examination in Alabama

Students planning to sit for the CPA examination in Alabama can find the current requirements at the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy.

Thesis Option

A thesis option requiring 30 semester hours of graduate work, including 6 semester hours of thesis credit. Students interested in this option should contact the Graduate Advisor before completing 12 semester hours of graduate study.

Transfer Credit

In accordance with the Graduate School transfer policy, students may transfer up to twelve (12) semester hours of acceptable graduate credit earned in an approved institution and may count it toward a master's degree. No transferred credit may be more than ten years old at the time of a student's graduation from UAH. Such credit may be transferred with the approval of the major department if completed with a grade of B or better.

The College of Business will only review business discipline course(s) for transfer credit if the institution is accredited by AACSB International. The department chair may, at their discretion, approve or reject the proposed course credit transfer.

Inquiries about the transferability of specific courses should be directed to the Graduate Advisor, who will consult with the department chair to determine whether the course will be accepted for transfer credit. 
In some circumstances, a student may need to take a graduate course at another institution while enrolled in a UAH degree program. The transfer of such credit back to UAH must be approved by the department and by the graduate dean prior to the student enrolling at the other institution.

For more information contact:
Tressa Hillman-Moore
Graduate Advisor

Business Administration Building, Room 102 
256.824.6732 
gradbusiness@uah.edu