Candidates are required to satisfy the equivalent of each of the prerequisite courses prior to starting the MAcc Program.
These courses must be taken in a classroom setting earning a C or better.
All prerequisites must be taken at an accredited four-year university, and community college introductory-level accounting courses will be accepted only if intermediate-level accounting courses were completed at a four-year university.
MANDATORY PREREQUISITE COURSES:
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Intermediate Financial Accounting*
*Intermediate Financial Accounting may require two or three separate courses at some institutions. The full sequence is required to meet the prerequisite requirement.
ADVISORY PREREQUISITE COURSE:
Intermediate Cost Accounting is an advisory prerequisite for the program. If you are admitted and have not completed this prior to beginning the MAcc Program, you will be required to enroll in ACC 640 - Managing Strategy Execution: People and ACC 650 - Managing Strategy Execution: Resources during the second semester of enrollment.
We understand that course titles vary by institution so if you are unsure whether you meet our prerequisite requirements, you are welcome to complete and submit a Prerequisite Assessment Form prior to application. The MAcc Program Office will review your coursework and respond via email.
Within the application, you must outline a plan for completion of our five mandatory prerequisite courses. This is a standard page of the application and not an independent submission. Upon submission, all courses will be reviewed to determine their equivalency to Ross offerings. If all courses are not complete at the time of application, your application may be held until grades in these courses are reported, or you may receive admission conditional upon proof that the courses have been completed prior to starting the MAcc Program.