The following list includes courses required for the Master of Accountancy degree as well as electives offered by the Department of Accountancy throughout the academic year.

Curriculum Overview: 30-Credit Program

MAccy Prerequisites

  • Financial Accounting | 3.0 credits
    GWSB Equivalent ACCY 2001 or
    ACCY 6101 3.0 credits
  • Managerial Accounting | 1.5 credits
    GWSB Equivalent ACCY 2002 | 3.0 credits

  • Micro or Macroeconomics |1.5 credits
    GWSB Equivalent MBAD 6242 or
    MBAD 6243 | 1.5 credits
  • Statistics | 1.5 credits
    GWSB Equivalent STAT 1051 | 3.0 credits

Required Core Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses (6 Courses, 15 Credits)
ACCY 6201* Cases in Management Accounting I 1.5
ACCY 6202* Cases in Management Accounting II 1.5
ACCY 6104* Intermediate Accounting I 3.0
ACCY 6105* Intermediate Accounting II 3.0
ACCY 6301* Contemporary Auditing Theory 3.0
MBAD 6235* Finance 3.0
Accountancy Electives (9 Credits)
Students are required to complete nine credits of graduate level courses within the Department of Accountancy. 9.0
Business or Other Electives (6 Credits)
Students are required to complete six credits of graduate level courses offered at the School of Business or another GWU School with approval from either the Academic or Faculty Director. 6.0

*Waivable with substitution course in the same field of study. One finance course is required unless students have completed two undergraduate finance courses with B or better.

MAccy Pre-requisites may be waived for students who have completed courses at an AACSB accredited institution, earning a grade of B or better. Courses must have been taken within five years prior to the first semester of enrollment in the program.