Accountancy, M.S.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Graduate Catalog, or at the Graduate Admissions website at www.marshall.edu/graduate/admissions/how-to-apply-for-admission.

In addition to the requirements for admission to Marshall University’s Graduate College, applicants must either have:

  1. An undergraduate degree in business from a regionally accredited institution with an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previously completed coursework;
    or
  2. Completed the following or equivalent with a 3.0 GPA or higher:
    ACC 311Intermediate Accounting I3
    ACC 312Intermediate Accounting II3
    ACC 318Cost Accounting I3
    ACC 341Acc Information Systems3
    ACC 348Federal Taxation3
    ACC 429Auditing I3

    or

  3. A score of 500 or better on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or an index of 1,100 computed by multiplying the undergraduate Grade Point Average by 200 and adding the GMAT score. The minimum acceptable GMAT score is 400 and 15th percentile verbal.

  • All students admitted to the program will complete the following undergraduate courses with a C or better. Students who have completed equivalent courses as a part of their undergraduate degree will receive credit for this requirement. Those who have not completed the courses will complete them as a part of the degree requirements.

    ACC 311Intermediate Accounting I3
    ACC 312Intermediate Accounting II3
    ACC 318Cost Accounting I3
    ACC 341Acc Information Systems3
    ACC 348Federal Taxation3
    ACC 429Auditing I3
  • Conditional Admission can be granted for one term if the applicant meets all program requirements for admission except they have not officially graduated with their bachelor’s degree. Once the degree is granted, the applicant would need to resubmit his or her official transcripts for full admission.

Plan of Study

The following courses must be completed:

Functional Studies
ACC 615Audit Theory & Practice3
ACC 616Adv Income Tax Procedure3
ACC 617Advanced Controllership3
ACC 618Accounting Research3
ACC 632Auditing AIS3
ACC 698Ethics in Accounting3
LE 691Gov Bus Relationships3
Accounting Electives
Select six hours (any two courses) from graduate accounting courses6
Other Elective
Select one of the following:3
Any graduate Accounting course
Entrepreneurship
Investments
Sec Anlysis-Portfolio Mgt
Multinational FIN MGT
Quant Methods-Business
Human Resource Management
Supply Chain Management
Ethics/Global Aspects Bus
Bus Intel/Analytics
Adv Marketing Management
Global Marketing
IMC for Prof Services
Total Credit Hours30

In addition, a student with an undergraduate degree other than business must complete a program of study approved by the Director of the M.S. program.