MAcc 4+1 Program- MAcc Prerequisites & Curriculum

MAcc Prerequisites

Beginning Fall 2015


MAcc 4+1 Program students will complete the following courses as part of the requirements for the undergraduate accounting degree.


  • ECON 1010 & 1020- Principles of Economics I & II (Macroeconomics & Microeconomics)
  • MGT 2110 & 2120- Business Statistics I & II
  • BUS 3350- Legal Environment of Business
  • ACC 2010 & ACC 2020- Principles of Accounting I & II
  • ACC 3000 & ACC 3010- Intermediate Accounting I & II
  • ACC 3050- Managerial Cost Accounting
  • ACC 3070- Federal Tax Accounting
  • ACC 4050- Auditing
  • ACC 4080- Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 4010- Advanced Accounting (equivalent to ACC 3020 Intermediate Accounting III)

Students must have earned at least a grade of C in each of the prerequisite courses (or an equivalent course from another AACSB accredited school) listed above. A grade of at least a B is required if the course was taken at a non-AACSB business school.


MAcc Curriculum (30 hours)

Beginning Fall 2015


The UTC MAcc Program requires that a student complete a minimum of 30 semester hours (18 hours of core courses and 12 hours of elective courses) in graduate coursework as follows:

Core Courses (18 hours)

  • ACC 5310 - Advanced Managerial Accounting & Control 
  • ACC 5360 - Advanced Accounting Information Systems 
  • ACC 5420 - Tax Research and Advanced Tax Topics
  • ACC 5470 - Financial Accounting Theory & Issues 
  • ACC 5520 - Advanced Auditing
  • ACC 5891 - Professional Accounting Certification (1 hour)
  • ACC 5892 - Professional Accounting Certification (2 hours)

Elective Courses (12 hours)

OPTION 1: Four approved electives (12 hours)

Students may select electives from the areas of accounting, business administration, finance, marketing, or management. 

  • Three of the 12 hours must be in accounting.
  • The students may select the remaining electives from the areas of accounting, business administration, finance, marketing, and/or management

The offering of electives is determined by student demand. Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the MAcc advsier.


OPTION 2: Forensic Data Analytics Concentration (12 hours)

  • ACC 5521 Forensic Accounting
  • ACC 5140 Business Database Systems Management
  • MGT 5190 Data Mining & Analytics
  • MGT 5200 Advanced Data Analytics

Forensic data analytics is an accounting specialization that is quickly increasing in demand in the accounting field. Auditing and forensic accounting independently test financial assertions through increasingly digital evidence located in multiple accounting information systems. The forensic data analytics concentration provides the technical knowledge of basic business analytics concepts, database management, forensic accounting methods, SAS skills, and advanced data analytics. These are essential skills for effectively auditing internal control and large volume transaction data sets. In addition, this concentration covers basic and advanced statistical and quantitative analysis, exploratory and predictive models, and fact-based management to generate knowledge and drive decision and actions.