Policies and Requirements

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Structure of Program

Students complete the program in two semesters, carrying a 15-credit-hour load each semester. This schedule allows students to pursue additional opportunities in the both the winter and summer terms, such as study abroad (we offer a wonderful study abroad experience through the University of Seoul in South Korea), travel, or preparing for and taking the CPA exam.

Our program is designed for full-time students, and all students enter the program in the fall semester. We do not have a part-time program, nor do we offer courses on evenings or weekends.

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The MAcc program builds on knowledge equivalent to the requirements for a Miami University baccalaureate degree in business with a major in accountancy. Some or all of the prerequisite courses may be waived at time of admission for those who have completed equivalent courses in their undergraduate education and who can demonstrate proficiency. Applicants must have earned a minimum grade of C in each prerequisite course and a 3.0 grade point average or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for all of the following prerequisite accountancy courses.

All of the following courses:

  • ACC 221: Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
  • ACC 222: Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
  • ACC 321: Intermediate Financial Accounting (3)
  • ACC 333: Managerial Cost Accounting (3)
  • ACC 343: Federal Income Tax Accounting (3)
  • ACC 361: Modeling Business Processes in Accounting Information Systems (3)
  • ACC 422: Financial Accounting Research (3)
  • ACC 453: Financial Statement Auditing (3)

In order to demonstrate a solid foundation in business, we also require:

  • BUS 284: Introduction to Public Expression & Critical Inquiry (3)
  • MTH 151: Calculus I
  • ECO 201: Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • ECO 202: Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • ISA 205 or ISA 225: Business Statistics (4)
  • ISA 235: Information Systems: Concepts, Technology, and Applications (3)
  • BLS 342: Legal Environment of Business (3)
  • FIN 301: Introduction to Business Finance (3)
  • MGT 291: Organizational Behavior and Theory (3)
  • MGT 302: Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
  • MKT 291: Principles of Marketing (3)