School of Business
Graduate Studies Department
Master of Accounting and Dual Master of Accounting and Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Accounting (MACC)
The Master of Accounting (MACC) is a highly structured program designed for students who desire professional careers in public accounting, corporate accounting, government accounting, management accounting, financial analysis and consulting and similar endeavors. Students obtain an in-depth knowledge of highly technical financial accounting standards, financial and accounting research and analysis, auditing standards, tax statutes, business law and other business regulations. One of the program’s objectives is to prepare graduates for professional examinations, such as the CPA (Certified Public Accountant), the CMA® (Certificate in Management Accounting) and the Chartered Financial Analyst CFA® examinations.

For undergraduate accounting majors, completing the MACC demonstrates a serious commitment to a professional career as a financial and accounting professional. For aspiring CPA's having to fulfill a 150 hour requirement can complete another 26 to 30 credit hours in undergraduate courses to satisfy the 150 hour rule or students can earn their MACC by completing 30 hours. Preparation for the CPA, CFA and CMA exams is integrated throughout the programs. Students who have completed undergraduate accounting degrees from accredited schools can complete the degree in one academic year, by taking 10 courses and earning 30 credit hours by selecting one of four tracks. All students must complete the MACC core requirements as well as the core requirements for the selected track. The tracks are:

  • CPA Track
  • CFA Track
  • CMA Track
  • General Accounting Track


Dual Master of Business Administration and Masters Degree in Accounting  (MBA/MACC)
Students have the option of doing a dual MBA and MACC degree. Students have to complete the requirements for the MACC degree with a specified core and complete the required core courses of the MBA degree and one elective. Students must apply for both the MBA degree and the MACC degree separately.

Students are encouraged to complete a paid internship during the summer between the first and second year of the program.

Required Courses in MACC Program
MACC Core requirements Credits
BUS 523 Accounting for Planning and Control 3
ACC 5XX Advanced Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 5XX Financial Reporting and Analysis 3
CPA Track Core
ACC 5XX Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services 3
BUS 5XX Advanced Business Law 3
ACC 5XX Accounting Ethics and Related Regulatory Issues 3
ACC 5XX Audit and Tax Practice Administration 3
ACC 5XX Taxation Regimes in the Eastern Caribbean States 3
ACC 5XX CPA Exam Preparation: Auditing and Attestation 1
ACC 5XX CPA Exam Preparation: Business Environment and Concepts 1
ACC 5XX CPA Exam Preparation: Financial Accounting and Reporting 2
ACC 5XX CPA Exam Preparation: Regulation 2
ACC 5XX Entity Taxation  3
CFA Track Core
FIN 5XX CFA Exam Preparation Financial Decision Making Level I 1.5
FIN 5XX CFA Exam Preparation Financial Decision Making Level II 1.5
FIN 5XX Finance Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct 3
FIN 5XX Corporate Finance 3
FIN 5XX Equity Valuation 3
BUS 522 Financial Administration 3
FIN 5XX Portfolio Management and Equity Theory 3
FIN 5XX Financial Consulting Practice Management 3
CMA Track Core
ACC 5XX CMA Exam Preparation Part I Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance and Control 1.5
ACC 5XX CMA Exam Preparation Financial Decision Making Part II 1.5
ACC 5XX Ethics and Regulation for Management Accountants 3
BUS 520 Administrative Theories and Practices 3
BUS  521 Quantitative Methods in the Decision Sciences 3
BUS  522 Financial Administration 3
BUS  527 Operations Management 3
BUS  537 Management Policy and Strategy 3
General Accounting Track Core
BUS 5XX Advanced Business Law 3
ACC 5XX Accounting Ethics and Related Regulatory Issues 3
ACC 5XX Entity Taxation 3
BUS  537 Management Policy and Strategy 3
BUS  522 Financial Administration 3
General Accounting Track Electives (Select 2 courses from the following)
ACC 5XX Forensic Accounting 3
ACC 5XX Professional Research for Accountants 3
ACC 5XX International Accounting 3
ACC 5XX Taxation Regimes in the Eastern Caribbean States 3
FIN 5XX Selected topics in Finance 3
ACC 5XX Audit and Tax Practice Administration 3
BUS 5XX Selected topics in Business 3
ACC 5XX Selected topics in Accounting 3
Total Credits 30

Notes:

  • CFA® is a registered trademark owned by CFA Institute. This program is not affiliated with, sponsored, or approved by CFA Institute.
  • The CFA Institute is the administrator of the CFA Program, the CIPM Program, and the Claritas Program.
  • The CFA Institute as the grantor of the CFA and CIPM designations and the Claritas Investment Certificate.  The curriculum is based on the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) from the CFA Program.
  • GIPS® is a registered trademark owned by CFA Institute.
  • CMA® is a registered trademark owned by Institute of Management Accountants. This program is not affiliated with, sponsored, or approved by IMA.