Enrollment in the MSA Program at UIW

The Master of Science in Accounting program at H-E-B School of Business and Administration offers two paths for admission:

  1. Baccalaureate degree with an accounting major or concentration, with a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate prerequisite accounting courses.
  2. Baccalaureate degree not in business, or otherwise not presenting the minimum undergraduate prerequisite accounting and business courses.

All candidates for admission to the MSA program must satisfy the following prerequisite undergraduate business and accounting courses. Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be admitted on a probationary status, as noted above.

  • Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • Principles of Management (3 hours)
  • Principles of Finance (3 hours)
  • Principles of Marketing (3 hours)
  • Business Law (3 hours)
  • Statistics or Quantitative Methods (3 hours)
  • Intermediate Accounting I and II (3 hours)
  • Auditing (3 hours)
  • Federal Tax I (Individual) or Taxation of Entities (3 hours)

Applicants with a baccalaureate degree who do not have the minimum undergraduate prerequisite accounting and business courses may be admitted on probationary status. Applicants admitted on probationary status are required to complete the undergraduate accounting and business course deficiencies prior to enrollment in the last full semester of graduate study.

All applicants for admission must submit a statement detailing the applicant's reasons for pursuing the Master of Science in Accounting. Grade point averages, transcripts, prior work experience (if any) and the applicant's statement will be considered in the admission decision.