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Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) is designed to meet the needs of students interested in a professional career in accounting. This program is unique in the sense that it recognizes the highly integrated relationship between the disciplines of accounting and information systems which has evolved in the recent past. Students completing this program will be well prepared to sit for the CPA exam and positioned for the fast track to leadership roles in either public accounting or corporate environments.

Program Goals
The modern profession of accounting requires professionals to assure and preserve the integrity of business processes which have become increasingly dependent on information systems. In order to effectively work in the modern accounting environment, we believe it is critical that professionals understand the design, implementation and use of these information systems. Our MAcc program insures that students will always be among the best prepared professionals.


Upon completion of the Master of Accountancy, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate competence and skills in financial accounting, accounting information systems, federal income taxes, managerial and cost accounting, auditing and related business areas.

2. Articulate the global implications of divergent financial statements and accounting information systems.

3. Critically analyze financial reports, system methodologies, and the application of standards, rules, laws and principles.

4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate relevant financial information in written, formatted, and oral disclosures.

5. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively through collaboration, integration, and teamwork.

6. Demonstrate the highest degree of ethical awareness and integrity. 

7. Demonstrate the ability to design and implement and analyze secure information systems that provide effective management information to the organization. 
Program Requirements

The program requires 30 credits for those students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, which typically includes a course in Accounting Information Systems. It is expected that these students will complete the program in one calendar year. Students with other academic preparation are also encouraged to apply, and complete additional credits of prerequisite course work. Admitted students will be officially informed which, if any, prerequisite classes are required at the time of admission.

Admission to the program is possible during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The typical expected credit load per semester is 12 credits in Fall, 12 Credits in Spring, and 6 credits in the Summer.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit Hours

I. Prerequisite Courses
(for students without a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting)*

27

ACCT 213

Accounting Principles

4

ACCT 350

Intermediate Accounting I

4

ACCT 360

Intermediate Accounting II

4

ACCT 454

Auditing

4

ACCT 467

Accounting Information Systems

4

ACCT 474

Individual Income Taxes

4

ACCT 495

Advanced Accounting

3

 

II. Required Courses

24

MACC 601

Internal Reporting and Business Control

2

MACC 602

Information Technology in the Business Environment

2

MACC 603

Financial Reporting and Control I

2

MACC 604

Financial Reporting and Control II

2

MACC 605

Accounting Ethics

2

MACC 606

Business Regulation

2

MACC 607

Taxation of Business Organizations

4

MACC 608

Auditing and Attestation I

2

MACC 609

Auditing and Attestation II

2

MACC 635

Executive Financial Decision Making

2

MACC 658

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

2

 

III. Elective Courses

6

Students must choose three of the following electives

MACC 562

Investments and Analysis (2)

 

MACC 624

Financing New Ventures (2)

 

MACC 631

Business Valuation (2)

 

MACC 632

Mergers and Acquisitions (2)

 

MACC 634

Business Plan Development (2)

 

MACC 637

Negotiations and Persuasion (2)

 

MACC 640

Managing Processes (2)

 

 

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MACC

30-57

 

 *Students entering with a bachelor's degree in Accounting from an AACSB or ACBSP accredited institution will not be required to take prerequisites. Students without a bachelors degree so specified will be notified which prerequisite classes will be required based upon a review of transcripts by the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business. For an initial assessment please contact the Graduate Programs Coordinator of the School. Prerequisite courses are charged at the normal undergraduate rate.