Master of Accounting

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree allows students to continue their specialized studies of the discipline. Many students who earn their MAcc degree seek careers as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). The 30-hour degree has a curriculum that comprises subject matter from the CPA examination. Many students take the CPA exam while completing the requirements for the MAcc degree. After completion of the program, it is common for students to then seek licensure. Each state’s requirements are different to take the exam and to earn a license. Our program offers courses in SAP® systems, one of the hottest new fields for business professionals. In addition, a variety of courses related to tax topics such as partnerships and corporations to gifts, trusts, and estates are offered.

Admission Requirements

A prospective student must

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Submit official transcripts from all credit-granting institutions;
  • Submit evidence of satisfactory completion (a grade of “C”) of all undergraduate course content in business administration;
  • Submit official GMAT score; and
  • Submit TOEFL scores (international applicants only).

Prerequisite Courses

ACCT 3131 – Intermediate Accounting I ACCT 4130 – Accounting Info Systems
ACCT 3132 – Intermediate Accounting II ACCT 4133 – Intermediate Accounting III
ACCT 3231 – Managerial Accounting II ACCT 4430 – Auditing
ACCT 3330 – Income Tax

Program of Study

ACCT 7130 – Seminar in Financial Accounting ACCT 7530 – Seminar in Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 7330 – Taxation of Corporations ACCT 7634 – Fraudulent Financial Reporting
ACCT 7430 – Seminar in Auditing LSTD 7230 – Law & Ethics for Accountants
Electives – Four courses* or concentration

*Selected from 7000-level courses offered by the College of Business or from approved electives offered elsewhere in the University, or as approved.

GMAT Information

The GMAT is a computer adaptive test that assesses a person’s analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading comprehension skills. The GMAT does not measure business knowledge or skill. It assesses analytical writing and problem solving abilities, while also addressing data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that are vital to real-world business and management success. For more information and to register to take the GMAT, go to

Average GMAT Score: 520

GMAT waivers may be granted based on outstanding academic background and/or extensive managerial experience.

Last updated: 9/3/2015

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