May 11, 2021  
In Progress 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
In Progress 2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Master of Accountancy (M.ACC)

The M.ACC curriculum is a 30-credit-hour program of study offered through the Accounting  graduate program that may be completed in two regular semesters and a summer term or in three semesters. Students without prior or complete business and accounting training must acquire basic competency in the following business core foundation areas: accounting, statistics, management information systems, economics, finance, marketing, and management. These competencies may be acquired through specified business core foundation course work. The specific number of business core foundation courses required depends on the applicant’s prior academic work. The basic competency course work may be taken after admission to the MAcc program, but certain business core foundation courses must be completed prior to taking MAcc courses that are in the same subject or that otherwise require a knowledge of the business core foundation material.

The objective of the master of accountancy program is to provide candidates with a greater breadth and depth in accounting than is possible in the baccalaureate or master of business administration program in preparation for careers as professional accountants in financial institutions, government, industry, nonprofit organizations, and public practice. For complete application information, see the College of Business Administration  website.


All MAcc students are expected to make themselves aware of and conform to the academic policies of the Graduate School as described in the Graduate Handbook and the Graduate Catalog.   In addition to an overall 3.0 GPA required by the graduate school, Master of Accountancy students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in graduate accounting course. 

Accounting Electives (12 credit hours)

Students may select 12 credit hours from ACCTG labelled courses at the 800 level.  Students are encouraged to consult with their Master of Accountancy advisor to design a set of accounting and other electives consistent with their planned career objective.

Other Electives (12 credit hours)

Students may select courses based on the following criteria.

  • Any accounting course at the 800 level not taken as an accounting elective.
  • Other business or non-business courses at the 600 level or above approved by the student’s supervisory committee.

Culminating experience

All students must complete one of the following four activities as an integrative/culminating experience as part of the Master of Accountancy program.  The experience must be completed after admission to the program, or after commencement of graduate coursework, whichever is earlier.

  • An approved study abroad experience of at least 7 days (for or not for credit)
  • An approved internship consisting of at least four weeks of full-time work (for or not for credit)
  • A course such as GENBA 890 involving a semester-long hands-on project.
  • A written comprehensive exam

Consult with your Master of Accountancy advisor prior to commencing any integrative/culminating activity for pre-approval.