Master of Accountancy
This online graduate degree prepares those who are seeking a career in the accounting field with options for students at any stage in their professional development.
The Master of Accountancy program is a 36-credit graduate program intended to prepare people with an undergraduate degree in business, or those who have successfully completed the equivalent undergraduate foundation in business, for a career in the public accounting profession. Students are not required to have an undergraduate degree in business. Those without this degree would only have to take up to five prerequisite courses to prepare for graduate accounting studies. This program prepares future certified public accountants (CPAs) to exercise their developed technical competence and interpersonal skills with integrity. It is, however, not exclusive for aspiring public accountants.
At a Glance
- Problem-based learning allows students to apply concepts and principles in solving actual accounting problems.
- Flexible online program allows you to work at your own schedule.
- No matter when you decide to begin your path to career advancement, you’ll never have to wait. Applications are reviewed on a regular basis and accepted students can start during any of the five 10-week terms scheduled each year. Check out our course calendar to learn more.
- Learn with your classmates in expertly facilitated dialogues that emphasize engagement, credibility and quality over quantity through small class sizes and constructive guidance from your instructors. With our flexible online format, you’ll have the freedom to study where you want, when you want.
With a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, applicants will be able to have up to 6 credits waived if they have earned at least a B in both Intermediate Accounting I & II in their undergraduate program. Undergraduate students and graduates from any institution who meet eligibility requirements for the waivers of 6 credits, have the opportunity to Fast-Track into the Master of Accountancy program.
This integrated interdisciplinary Master of Accountancy curriculum includes course work in Ethics, Leadership and Accounting toward preparing its graduates for the next level in their career. The Master of Accountancy program also satisfies the widely adopted 150-hour educational requirement for certification and licensure as a CPA. The program is a fully integrative curriculum which develops the student’s knowledge through strategic perspective, critical thinking skills, and interpersonal skills. The teaching strategy is dialogue intensive, with problem based learning and written assignments to develop credibility in communication and clarity of thought in reporting.
Courses are 10-week long and are offered in five terms per year: January, March, May, July, and October.
MAcc Fast Track Option
Eligible students may be able to complete their Master of Accountancy degree in just one year. With a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, applicants will be able to have up to 6 credits waived if they have earned at least a B in both Intermediate Accounting I & II in their undergraduate program. Undergraduate students and graduates from any institution who meet eligibility requirements for the waivers of 6 credits, have the opportunity to Fast Track into the Master of Accountancy program.
Accountants and auditors are expected to experience much faster than average employment growth from 2008-18. Job opportunities should be favorable; accountants and auditors who have a professional certification, especially CPAs, should have the best prospects.
Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This occupation will have a very large number of new jobs arise, about 279,400 over the projections decade.