Topics: Bachelor's degree, Academic degree, Bachelor of Science Pages: 13 (2780 words) Published: February 17, 2014
1. University of Texas-Austin
The University of Texas requires certain prerequisites for admission into the MPA program. The following undergraduate courses are prerequisites for the MPA program and should be completed, with a passing grade, prior to enrollment: Principles of Macroeconomics

Analysis of the economy as a whole (its organization and the basic forces influencing its growth and development); money and banking, national income, public finance, and international linkages. Principles of Microeconomics

Analysis of the economic behavior of individual consumers, firms, and workers; special attention to the role of markets. Introduction to Statistics
Training in the use of data to gain insight into business problems; describing distributions (center, spread, change, and relationships), producing data (experiments and sampling), probability and inference (means, proportions, differences, regression and correlation). (Although a business statistics course is preferred, this pre-enrollment requirement can be fulfilled with an equivalent statistics course from a discipline outside of business.) Introduction to Financial Accounting

Concepts and their application in transaction analysis and financial statement preparation; analysis of financial statements. NOTE: Students must complete Introduction to Financial Accounting or the equivalent prior to the start of the MPA program. Students who have not completed this course at another institution will be required to enroll in ACC 311-Fundamentals of Financial Accounting in the first 6-week summer session. ACC 311 (or the equivalent) is a prerequisite to ACC 381-Financial Accounting, which is offered in the second summer session.

Admission Requirements
In addition, applicants must have completed two Principles of Accounting courses (Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting) and one course in each of the following areas: statistics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance, marketing, and organizational behavior.

3. USC

4. University of Notre Dame
The following coursework is required by applicants to the program:  
Measurement and Disclosure I
Measurement and Disclosure II
Decision Processes
Accounting for decision Making and Control
Audit & Assurance Services
Federal Taxation


6. Indiana University Bloomington
Prerequisites to be completed before arriving in Bloomington: Introduction to Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Quantitative Methods for Accountants or Business Information Systems Introduction to Finance
Introduction to Business Law

7. Michigan State University
A grade-point average of at least 3.0 for any junior- and senior-level accounting courses taken as an undergraduate including at least intermediate level financial accounting. College-level courses in: (1) Introductory calculus (covering integration and differentiation) and (2) statistics (covering probability theory and distributions, descriptive statistics, sampling, estimation, and hypothesis testing) completed with a grade of 3.0 (B) or higher.

The Program accepts qualified applicants, whose undergraduate degree includes an intermediate-level financial accounting course, but does not include all of the accounting courses that are required for a the B.A. degree with a major in accounting from MSU. Such students who did not complete the accounting courses that are required for the B.A. degree with a major in accounting from MSU, or their equivalents, prior to enrolling in the M.S. in Accounting degree program, must complete those courses, or their equivalents, prior to beginning the program or while enrolled in the program. One 400-level...
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