MAcc Prerequisites

Prerequisite courses provide the necessary foundation for students to be successful in their MBA classes. Students with an accounting or business degree have typically fulfilled all prerequisites. Generally, students need to have taken courses within seven years and received a C or better to waive prerequisites. Additionally, prerequisites are often waived for students with work experience in related subjects.

For an individual prerequisite evaluation, please email topliff@gonzaga.edu or click on the button below and complete the short form.

Request Your Prerequisite Evaluation

Once the prerequisite evaluation is complete, you will know exactly which prerequisites you need to complete and which prerequisites can be waived for you based on your academic background and work experience. Prerequisites do NOT need to be completed to gain admission.

Each student works with his or her academic advisor to assess prerequisites and determine the most time and cost effective way to fulfill any incomplete prerequisites. Most students complete prerequisites in conjunction with their graduate coursework. Gonzaga offers a series of combination courses and CLEP proficiency exams to expedite this process. You can find more information about Gonzaga's Testing Center, including how to register for a CLEP exam, by clicking on the button below. 

Gonzaga's Testing Center

Prerequisite Courses:

  • Micro Economics*
  • Macro Economics*
  • Principles of Management*
  • Management Information Systems*
  • Business Law*
  • Principles of Marketing*
  • Operations Management*
  • Statistics
  • Principles of Finance**
  • Financial Accounting**
  • Managerial Accounting**
  • Intermediate Accounting I**
  • Intermediate Accounting II**
  • Cost Accounting**
  • Federal Taxation**
  • Auditing**

*Students may test out of these classes by demonstrating proficiency on CLEP exams. 
**These courses require a B or better in the past four years. Challenge exams and review courses are available.