Master of Accountancy Requirements
Applicants for the MAcc program are required to complete the GMAT with a recommended score of 500 or higher. In addition, an undergraduate GPA or 3.00 or higher is preferred. An internship or other relevant employment in the field is strongly encouraged.
MAcc candidates can satisfy the prerequisite requirements in one of two ways.
First method: complete 18 hours in accounting
Students must complete the following courses:
- Financial Accounting (Principles of Accounting 1)
- Managerial Accounting (Principles of Accounting 2)
- Intermediate Accounting 1 and 2
- Federal Income Taxation (Individual Tax)
- Principles of Auditing
Second method: Students can complete Lipscomb’s 9-hour undergraduate Accounting Boot Camp course (AC 4789) to satisfy all undergraduate prerequisites.
All students, particularly those without an undergraduate degree in business, should remember that many states, including Tennessee, require students to have earned a specified number of hours in business to sit for the CPA exam. Additional hours in business or accounting courses may be recommended to comply with such requirements.