MVC CPA Courses

PLEASE NOTE: The following accounting, business and ethics courses will only count toward CPA exam eligibility IF and ONLY IF they are taken AFTER earning a bachelors degree.

The following MVC courses are TSBPA Approved Upper Division Accounting Courses:

(2 hrs) ACNT 1277 – Taxation Proc for Individuals (Course Equivalent: Principles of Federal Income Tax @UTA, Fundamentals of Taxation @UTD)

(2 hrs) ACNT 1278 – Taxation Procedures for C Corps & S Corps

(2 hrs) ACNT 1279 – Taxation Procedures for Estates, Trusts & Partnerships

(3 hrs) ACNT 1373 – Financial Accounting Rep Std I (Course Equivalent: Financial Accounting I @UTA, Intermediate Financial Accounting I @UTD)

(3 hrs) ACNT 1374 – Financial Accounting Rep Std II (Course Equivalent: Financial Accounting II @UTA, Intermediate Financial Accounting II @UTD)

(3 hrs) ACNT 1375 – Forensic Financial Investigation

(3 hrs) ACNT 1393 – Tax Research (also satisfies research requirement)

(3 hrs) ACNT 2330 – Government & Not-For-Profit Accounting

(3 hrs) ACNT 2332 – Accounting Information Systems

(3 hrs) ACNT 2336 – Financial Statement Analysis

(3 hrs) ACNT 2378 – Auditing

30 hours total


TSBPA Approved Business Communications Course: ACNT 2345 Technical Writing for Accountants (NOT upper division accounting)

TSBPA Approved Ethics Course: ACNT 1335 – Accounting Ethics (NOT upper division accounting)

TSBPA Approved Research Course: ACNT 1393 – Tax Research (also counts as an upper division accounting course)


The following MVC courses are TSBPA Approved Business Courses:

BMGT 1327 – Principles of Management (management course)

HRPO 2301 – Human Resources Management (management course)

ECON 2301 – Principles of Macroeconomics (economics course)

ECON 2302 – Principles of Microeconomics (economics course)

MRKG 1311 – Principles of Marketing (marketing course)

BUSI 1307 – Personal Finance (finance course)

MATH 1342 – Elementary Statistical Methods (statistics course)

ACNT 2345 – Technical Writing for Accountants (business communications course)

Which courses do I take first?

If you have not completed any upper division accounting courses start with ACNT 1373 in your first semester, take ACNT 1374 in your second semester and then ACNT 2378 in your third semester. Tax courses ACNT 1277, 1278 & 1279 can be taken in any semester. It is recommended that ACNT 1278 & 1279 be taken in the same semester as they use the same textbook which changes every Fall Semester. ACNT 1335, ACNT 1375, ACNT 2332 and ACNT 2345 can be taken in earlier semesters and ACNT 1393, ACNT 2330 and ACNT 2336 should be taken in later semesters. 


DO NOT take a class at MVC that is the same or similar to one that you took as part of your bachelor or masters degrees as the TSBPA will not give you credit for courses that are repeated. Many schools offer a course called Intermediate Financial Accounting I, Intermediate Accounting I or Financial Accounting I and that would be the same as ACNT 1373 Financial Accounting Rep Std I at MVC. If you took just one tax course as part of an accounting degree (i.e. Principles of Federal Income Tax, Fundamentals of Taxation, etc. or any tax course with the word "Individual" in the title) it will most likely be considered the same as ACNT 1277 at MVC.

I need more courses to get to 150 hours 

If you have completed 30 hours of upper division accounting courses, 24 hours of business courses and you have taken an approved business communications course and ethics course but do not have 150 total hours then you will have limited options at MVC. We do not offer courses for the sole purpose of getting you to 150 hours. However, you can take any of our TSBPA approved upper division accounting courses or TSBPA business courses so long as they are not the same or similar to courses that you have already completed. If you have completed all course options at MVC but still need additional courses to get to 150 hours you would have to complete those courses at a different school.

Can I take TSBPA approved courses at another Dallas College campuses such as Brookhaven?


Can I take TSBPA approved courses at MVC while I'm still completing my bachelors degree?