2017-2018 Graduate Catalog


Accounting, MAc

The Master of Accounting (MAc) is designed for students planning on professional careers in accounting or related financial professions. It complements the educational experience of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) accounting major by providing the additional accounting and business knowledge needed by successful accounting professionals. Students who successfully complete the BBA Accounting and MAc degree meet the educational requirements for the Uniform CPA Exam in the state of Texas.

MAc Admissions

The nature of the Neeley School MAc Program takes a holistic approach to the admissions process. Applicants must demonstrate academic proficiency as well as the ability to perform in a highly interactive, team-based environment. Academic records, relevant test scores, motivation, maturity and demonstrated leadership are all considered in the admissions decision.

Students who have not earned a BBA in the Neeley School must provide evidence that they have completed a comparable program at an AACSB accredited university.  Except under extraordinary circumstances, students applying to the MAc Program must have or expect to earn a bachelor's degree from an AACSB accredited college or university prior to enrollment.

Admission Application Checklist

An application to the Neeley School MAc Program will not be considered by the Admissions Committee until all of the following materials are received:

1.      Evidence of all accounting prerequisites

2.      Completed application packet

3.      Official transcript from each college or university previously attended

4.      Two completed reference forms

5.      Official GMAT scores

6.      Official TOEFL scores (non-native English speakers only)

7.      Personal interview (by invitation only)

Application packet and forms are available on the MAc website,www.neeley.tcu.edu/MAc/Admissions.

Students admitted to the Neeley Professional Program in Accounting (PPA) who meet the requirements of that program will be evaluated to begin graduate studies and earn a Master of Accounting upon filing and approval of an Intent to Matriculate to graduate studies.

For additional information:

Contact:

MAc Program Coordinator

Department of Accounting

TCU Box 298530

Fort Worth, Texas 76129

Phone: 817.257.4467

Fax: (817) 257.7227

PPAccounting@tcu.edu

MAc Program Requirements

The degree consists of 30 semester hours of graduate-level classes. The 30 hours include 18 hours of courses required for all students. Students may also select from one of three ‘concentrations,’ each of which consists of 7½ prescribed credit hours. If a concentration is not selected, the program must be approved by the program director. Students can select from any of the graduate accounting MAc courses offered, any of the courses from any of the concentrations, and/or from a recommended list of MBA offerings to obtain the remaining 4½ required hours. The program is designed such that students are expected to complete the program in two semesters.

Graduate students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.75 in accordance with the provisions described under Academic Warning. All grades will be included in the computation of the GPA, but no more than two grades of "C+" or lower may be utilized in satisfying degree requirements.

MAc Curriculum

Required (core) courses:

ACCT 70260Accounting and Global Perspectives

1.5

ACCT 70153Financial Statement Analysis

3

ACCT 70303Taxation of Business Entities

3

ACCT 70450Moral Reasoning in Accounting

1.5

ACCT 70253Business Combinations and Advanced Topics

3

INSC 60050Business Analytics

1.5

ACCT 70263Communication, Analysis, and Persuasion in Accounting

3

ACCT 70460Ethics for Accounting Professionals

1.5

Total Credit Hours:18

Assurance Services Concentration:

ACCT 70220Advanced Accounting Information Systems

1.5

ACCT 70270Financial Reporting Research

1.5

ACCT 71273Advanced Audit and Assurance

3

ACCT 70510Valuation in Accounting Context I

1.5

Total Credit Hours:7.5

Taxation Concentration:

ACCT 70350Seminar in Current Tax Topics

1.5

ACCT 70370Tax Research

1.5

ACCT 70330Corporate Taxation

1.5

ACCT 70320Taxation of Flow-through Entities

1.5

ACCT 70340Special Topics in Taxation

1.5

Total Credit Hours:7.5

Financial Reporting and Valuation Concentration

ACCT 70270Financial Reporting Research

1.5

ACCT 70510Valuation in Accounting Context I

1.5

ACCT 70520Valuation in Accounting Context II

1.5

Plus 3 hours from the following list:

FINA 70010Financial Management II

1.5

FINA 70523Financial Modeling

3

FINA 70543Advanced Financial Management

3

FINA 70513Security Analysis

3

FINA 70533Portfolio Management

3

FINA 70183Educational Investment Fund

3

FINA 70583Topics in Applied Financial Analysis I

3

Other courses as appropriate with approval by MAc Director.

Additional accounting electives available to all MAc students (when offered):

ACCT 70020Strategic Cost Analysis

1.5

ACCT 70610Energy Accounting

1.5

ACCT 70970Accounting and Global Perspectives: Study Abroad

1.5

Students can select from any of the accounting electives that are part of each concentration as well as from a list of approved MBA courses to complete their 30 graduate credit hours.