M.S. in Accounting Prerequisites

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Prerequisites for the Master's in Accounting Degree

Applicants to CCU's online M.S. in Accounting program are required to have an undergraduate degree in accounting or 30 approved credit hours in upper level (300-400) accounting and 6 credit hours in principal level (200) accounting. Applicants are also required to have an undergraduate finance OR equivalent finance course.

These prerequisites may be fulfilled in one of the following ways:

  • The completion of undergraduate coursework as demonstrated by the student’s conferred bachelor’s degree transcript
  • Taking the course at CCU or another accredited undergraduate institution.
    • Finance Prerequisite: BUS-301A or ACC-320A
  • Completing the equivalent CLEP or DSST exams
  • Completing the courses online. See below for details.

Take your M.S. in Accounting prerequisite courses online

CCU has partnered with Ivy Software and StraighterLine to provide students with a convenient and flexible way to fulfill online prerequisite courses at an affordable cost. The following course is available for purchase:

StraighterLine: Any Business or Corporate Finance course

Ivy Software: Understanding Corporate Finance (fulfills the Finance prerequisite)

The Ivy Software program takes on average 20 hours to complete. Students are able to download all course material. The student must pass a final course test with at least an 80% in order for the course to count toward the prerequisite.

Purchase Prerequisite Courses

Notify your CCU Student Services Advisor (SSA) of any problems you encounter with an Ivy Software program or any time you pass a test. He or she will be able to take the appropriate action to ensure that your degree plan is updated with the completed prerequisite information.

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