May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin

Accountancy, M.Acc.


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Director of Graduate Business Programs

Toby Joplin

Program Advisor
Li Sun

 

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program prepares students to apply discipline-specific knowledge and skills as leaders in the field of accounting. Students will develop critical thinking skills as well as an understanding of the strategic role of accounting in business organizations and society. This 30-hour degree program can be completed in 12 months and provides an excellent avenue to attain CPA compliance for those seeking professional certification.

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.

Learning Outcomes


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.

Admission


Requirements for admission to the Graduate School, including English language proficiency, may be found in the Admission  section of this Bulletin.

Requirements for admission to graduate business programs may be found on Collins College of Business  page in this Bulletin.

Prerequisite Courses


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.

Satisfactory Progress


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 with a minimum cumulative graduate G.P.A. of 3.0.  Students who do not make satisfactory progress may be dismissed from the program. 

Curriculum Requirements


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.

A personalized plan of study will be developed in consultation with the MAcc Program Director prior to the student’s initial enrollment. Students are strongly advised to meet with their program director prior to enrolling each semester.

Electives (24 hours)


In addition to the courses listed below, other courses may be taken as electives with permission of the advisor. 

Total: 30 hours


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