Graduation Requirements

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 program designed for students who desire professional careers in public accounting, corporate accounting, government accounting, management accounting, financial analysis, 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 CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) tracks will be offered once a cohort of students has been identified.

For undergraduate accounting majors, completing the MACC demonstrates a serious commitment to a professional career as a financial and accounting professional. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) requires aspiring CPA's to fulfill a 150 hour requirement. This may be satisfied either by taking another 26 to 30 credit hours in undergraduate courses or students can earn their MACC by completing 30 hours at this institution. Preparation for the CPA exams is integrated throughout the program. Students who have completed undergraduate accounting degrees from accredited schools can complete the degree in five semesters (including summers), by taking 10 courses and earning 30 credit hours. All students must complete the MACC core requirements as well as the core requirements for one of the tracks below:

  • CPA 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. This option cannot be completed in five semesters and students should examine the options and their priorities carefully.


  • 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.
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