The primary goal of the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program is to provide a quality graduate-level experience that will prepare students for careers in accounting across a wide variety of organizations. The Master of Accountancy degree can assist undergraduate accounting majors in the completion of the requirements to become CPA eligible, as well as help transition students with other undergraduate majors to a career in accounting.
Master of Accountancy students who select the ” Applied Option” must satisfactorily complete ACCT 7613 Internship in Accounting. The internship will be secured by the student but must be approved by the faculty member guiding the internship.
Students completing the Master of Accountancy shall:
demonstrate the ability to create a research paper and analyze and evaluate financial and managerial scenarios; and
demonstrate an awareness of the professional communication and behavior necessary to become successful professionals in the field of accounting.
Requirements for admission to the Graduate School, including English language proficiency, may be found in the Admission section of this Bulletin.
To determine if a student will need to take prerequisite courses, a transcript evaluation is conducted at the time of application. Master of Accountancy students must have completed twelve credit hours of upper-level accounting beyond principles courses as prerequisites. A plan for completing prerequisite deficiencies must be developed in consultation with the program director. Deficiencies may be completed before or after admission to the program.
A candidate for a Master of Accountancy degree is expected to complete the program in a timely manner. All requirements for the degree must be completed within six years from the date of enrollment in the program. Students who do not make satisfactory progress may be dismissed from the program.
In addition to demonstrating knowledge of and competency in the basic skills and areas of business through completion of or waiver from prerequisite courses, candidates for the Master of Accountancy degree must complete 30 credit hours of advanced study in business.
The core curriculum consists of 6 credit hours of required courses. Students also complete 12-15 credit hours of accounting elective coursework and 9-12 hours of business elective coursework. A thesis is not required for the Master of Accountancy. No more than 12 hours may be taken at the 6000-level.
Students choose from available courses in any business discipline. Prerequisites for chosen electives must be met. Elective courses vary each semester. Examples of elective course include, but are not limited to: