MBA in Professional Accountancy

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Accounting class being held in the trading roomThe MBA Professional Accountancy Track offers a comprehensive graduate-level Accounting curriculum that, when combined with an approved undergraduate Accounting degree, will provide the student with the coursework and college credit hours necessary to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination in Texas.

Courses and degree plan

The MBA Professional Accountancy Track offers 12 semester hours of MBA foundation courses plus 18 semester hours of graduate-level accounting courses. When combined with the 33 credit hours of undergraduate accounting prerequisite courses specified below, the track meets professional certification requirements of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. It provides students with the coursework and hours of college credit required by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy that permit a student to file an application to sit for the CPA Examination in the State of Texas.

View the Greehey MBA Professional Accountancy Track Requirements and Degree Plan

CPA Examination Requirements

Candidates in the State of Texas must meet all of the following educational requirements before an application to sit for the CPA Examination can be filed with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy:

  • Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from a board-recognized United States college or university, or an equivalent degree as determined by board rule from an institution of higher education in another country.
  • Complete 150 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents of college credit.
  • Complete 30 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents of upper level accounting courses from a board-recognized college or university, of which 15 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents must be in traditional face-to-face courses. Within the coursework two-semester hours of accounting or tax research and analysis are required.
  • Complete 24 semester hours or quarter-hour equivalents of upper level related business courses. Within the coursework two-semester hours of accounting or business communications are required.
  • Complete a 3-semester-hour Board-approved ethics course.

A student who successfully completes the Professional Accountancy Track can also apply to sit for the professional certification examination for Certified Management Accountant (CMA).   For information related to the CMA, visit the Institute of Management Accountants.

Program Admission

gsb-mba-student-trading-room-1Successful applicants will have meaningful work experience, an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, a telephone or campus interview with the program director, a minimum GMAT score of 525 or an equivalent GRE score, an acceptable undergraduate GPA, letters of reference and a current resume. International residents must meet additional requirements as described in the international student section.

The GMAT is a basic aptitude test and does not require previous knowledge of business subjects. For additional information related to the GMAT please click here. Please refer to the Graduate School Catalog’s M.B.A. section for information about admission and program requirements.

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