Before applying to the MAcc program, you must have completed the direct equivalent of Rice’s introductory financial accounting undergraduate course, BUSI 305: Financial Accounting. Students should email the syllabus of their prospective equivalent of BUSI 305 to RiceMAcc@rice.edu for evaluation of direct equivalency to BUSI 305 prior to submitting their application.
In addition to BUSI 305: Financial Accounting (Introduction to Financial Accounting), there are two other accounting prerequisites:
BUSI 405: Issues in Financial Reporting I (Intermediate Financial Accounting I)
BUSI 440: Auditing
You have two options to fulfill these two accounting prerequisites. We offer a focused, 3-week pre-term equivalent of these courses on campus during Rice's Summer Session I, which runs mid-May to early June. (Note that additional tuition will be charged for the preterm courses.) Alternatively, you may take the direct equivalent of these courses through another institution, subject to the MAcc Admission Committee's approval. Email the syllabi of your prospective direct equivalents of BUSI 405 and BUSI 440 to RiceMAcc@rice.edu for an evaluation of direct equivalency.a
1. Statement of Purpose 2. Resume 3. Two confidential evaluations