Melissa Koerner, Interim Dean
Richard Henage, MAcc Program Chair
Baptiste Prevot, MBA & Graduate Program Operations Director
Brittney Todd, Graduate Business Programs Advisor
The Master of Accountancy is designed to meet the needs of students interested in a professional career in accounting. Students completing this program will be well prepared to sit for the CPA exam and positioned to accept high-level leadership roles in either public accounting or corporate environments.
Upon completion of the Master of Accountancy, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a mastery of professional accounting standards and the ability to perform research within the core accounting areas:
- 1a. Financial Accounting
- 1b. Managerial/Cost Accounting
- 1c. Tax
- 1d. Audit
- Analyze and evaluate ethical situations that might arise in a professional environment.
- Communicate clearly and professionally in writing, orally and interpersonally.
- Analyze complete financial problems, make reasonable assumptions, and develop and support appropriate solutions.
The program requires 30 credits for those students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. 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.
|I. Prerequisite Courses
(For students without a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting)*
|ACCT 350 Intermediate Accounting I (4)||ACCT 213|
|ACCT 360 Intermediate Accounting II (4)||ACCT 350|
|ACCT 374 Managerial & Cost Accounting (4)|
|ACCT 454 Auditing (4)—offered fall and summer||ACCT 360|
|ACCT 467 Accounting Information Systems (4)—offered fall and spring||ACCT 213, IRM 200|
|ACCT 474 Individual Income Taxes (4)—offered fall||ACCT 213|
|II. Required Courses||26|
|MACC 601 Internal Reporting and Business Control (2)||concurrent with MACC 602|
|MACC 602 Information Technology in the Business Environment (2)||concurrent with MACC 601|
|MACC 603 Financial Reporting and Control I (2)||concurrent with MACC 604 and 610|
|MACC 604 Financial Reporting and Control II (2)||concurrent with MACC 603 and 610|
|MACC 610 Financial Reporting and Control III (2)||concurrent with MACC 603 and 604|
|MACC 605 Accounting Ethics (2)|
|MACC 606 Business Regulation (2)|
|MACC 607 Taxation of Business Organizations (4)|
|MACC 608 Auditing and Attestation I (2)||concurrent with MACC 609|
|MACC 609 Auditing and Attestation II (2)||concurrent with MACC 608|
|MBA 635C Executive Financial Decision Making (2)||concurrent with MACC 601 and 602|
|MBA 658E Communication and Interpersonal Skills (2)|
|III. Elective Courses||4|
|MAcc students must choose an additional four credit hours from the MBA course catalog.
Recommended MBA courses include the following;
|MBATC 654 Financing New Ventures (2)|
|MBA 631E Business Valuation (2)|
|MBA 632E Mergers and Acquisitions (2)|
|MBA 634E Business Plan Development (2)||MBA 645C|
|MBA 637E Negotiations and Persuasion (2)—offered spring|
|MBA 640C Managing Processes (2)|
|MBA 645C Value Creation and Delivery (2)|
|Total Hours for the MAcc||30|
*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 MBA & Graduate Program Operations Director, or the Graduate Business Programs Advisor. Prerequisite courses are charged at the normal undergraduate rate.
Recommended Plan of Study for MAcc
|Fall Block 1||Fall Block 2||Spring Block 1||Spring Block 2||Summer Semester|