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Accounting

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Accounting Course Prerequisites

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Please ensure you have completed any course prerequisites or equivalencies before enrolling for the following courses. 

Microsoft Excel 

Accounting requires varying degrees of proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Basic knowledge in Microsoft Excel is recommended to be successful in the courses listed below. Excel course modules are available through LinkedIn Learning, free of charge, to all active McMaster University students. Please visit LinkedIn Learning

Accounting Prerequisites
For more information on our accounting courses, please visit Course Descriptions
Course Prerequisite Courses
ACC 818 Economics ACC 829  Preparatory Mathematics  - Recommended
ACC 855 Business Statistics ACC 829 Preparatory Mathematics - Recommended
ACC 925 Introductory Financial Accounting ACC 830 Basic Bookkeeping or equivalent - Recommended
ACC 926 Intermediate Financial Accounting I  ACC 925

Introductory Financial Accounting or equivalent.

ACC 927 Intermediate Financial Accounting II  ACC 926 Intermediate Financial Accounting or equivalent. 
ACC 928  Introductory Management Accounting  ACC 925 Introductory Financial Accounting or equivalent. 
ACC 929 Intermediate Management Accounting ACC 925 & ACC 928  Introductory Financial Accounting and Introductory Management Accounting or equivalent. 
ACC 930 Advanced Management Accounting ACC 925 & ACC 929 Introductory Financial Accounting and Intermediate Management Accounting or equivalent.
ACC 931 Auditing ACC 927, ACC 928 & ACC 932 Intermediate Financial Accounting II and Introductory Management Accounting and Management Information Systems or equivalent. 
ACC 932 Management Information Systems   No posted prerequisites.
ACC 933 Financial Management

ACC 927 & ACC 929

Intermediate Financial Accounting II and Intermediate Management Accounting or equivalent. 
ACC 934 Advanced Financial Accounting ACC 926 Intermediate Financial Accounting or equivalent. 
ACC 937 Taxation I ACC 927 Intermediate Financial Accounting II or equivalent. 
ACC 938 Taxation II ACC 927 & ACC 937 Intermediate Financial Accounting II and Taxation I or equivalent. 
ACC 939 Accounting Theory ACC 927 & ACC 928 Intermediate Financial Accounting II and Introductory Management Accounting or equivalent. 

Please note: Students who do not meet the prerequisite requirements will be asked to withdraw. In such cases, MCE's withdrawal/refund policies will apply.