AMBA Prerequisites

Belmont offers courses in financial and managerial accounting,  macroeconomics and microeconomics, calculus, and statistics in a variety of formats to meet various student schedules.  The School will also help advise incoming students regarding other institutional avenues to fulfilling program prerequisites.  Students may enroll in such courses at any regionally accredited college or university.  Contact The Massey School prior to enrolling in prerequisites to ensure  courses meet the requirements (615-460-6480). 



Courses below must be completed with grade of C or better. 

1. Accounting Principles I (a.k.a., Financial Accounting) - An introduction to financial accounting concepts. A study of the accounting cycles of service organizations and merchandisers emphasizing the recording of business transactions, and the preparation of financial statements for such organizations.
2. Accounting Principles II (a.k.a., Managerial Accounting) - Prerequisite: Accounting Principles I. An introduction to managerial accounting and cost concepts primarily related to manufacturing firms.
3. Principles of Macroeconomics - An introductory course in macroeconomic theory. Primary emphasis is placed upon the study of economic aggregates.
4. Principles of Microeconomics - An introductory course in microeconomic theory. Primary emphasis is placed upon the study of the behavior of individual decision-making units.
5. Advanced Math - Calculus, Trigonometry, Quantitative Methods or (generally) another advanced mathematics course requiring College Algebra as a prerequisite. Students need to have completed one additional mathematics course that is higher level than college algebra.
6. Statistics - An introduction to statistical reasoning. Typical topics include descriptive measures, elementary probability distributions, sampling distributions, one and two sample inferences on means and proportions, simple linear regression, and correlation.
7. Finance Competency – May be established by completion of either (I) or (II) below:
(I) Business Finance. This course contains an overview of basic financial concepts, tools and techniques used by financial managers of public corporations. [must have been completed with a grade of “C” or better within the past five years from an AACSB-accredited business school;
(II) students may also satisfy the finance competency requirement by passing Massey’s self-paced, on-line finance competency program through McGraw-Hill (Connect). Please contact Melissa Mitchell ( or 460-6373) for additional information on this alternative prerequisite completion solution.]


The Summer Business Institute (SBI). The SBI is a Belmont-specific 10 – credit, summer-based prerequisite accelerated program designed specifically for individuals who did not major in business as undergraduates. The program runs mid-May through end of July, with class meetings on most Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:15 to 9:00 PM) and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Upon successful completion of SBI, students typically begin graduate course work in the fall. Completion of the Summer Business Institute satisfies all Massey prerequisite course requirements, including finance competency. Visit the SBI website for more information.