Professor Kathy Baughman leads a seminar.
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“I passed all sections of the CPA Exam on the first try and I would not have done that without the support and encouragement from the MAcc faculty.”
- Jordan Hileman '16

 

The Master of Accounting program is designed to prepare students for entry into a world where individuals must have a command of relevant knowledge about accounting, management, and economics, and have a capacity to apply that knowledge in addressing problems and making decisions. The program will emphasize the development of skills necessary for a productive long- term career, along with a firm understanding of accounting theories and concepts. This understanding and development of skills will give students the knowledge they need to do well on the CPA Examination and to achieve their career goals. Additionally, accounting skills are highly valued in the marketplace and can lead to career possibilities in corporate, non-profit sector, and governmental work.

  • Students can complete this 32-credit graduate program in one year.
  • MAcc program faculty have considerable experience in both professional and academic work environments.
  • Class sizes are small and allow for lively discussion and personalized attention.
  • Course work is unique in that the program includes financial economics as a requirement. Accounting professionals should understand the increasing complexity of financial market transactions in order to present transparent financial statements. The use of derivatives and securitizations has been at the root of recent stock and credit market trouble. Study of financial economics provides added expertise not found in traditional accounting curricula.
  • The MAcc is also distinct in that it contains a course in accounting research, a rare requirement in master’s programs in accounting.

The MAcc program is designed to develop the following learning outcomes for our graduates:

  • Students will interpret the professional standards of financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax practices, and attestation.
  • Students will explain and utilize complex accounting theory and practices in a business environment.
  • Students will analyze information to recommend business decisions.
  • Students will generate professional verbal and written communication.
  • Students will evaluate the economic, ethical, social, political, legal, regulatory and global environment of complex accounting problems.
  • Students, working in teams, will propose solutions to accounting issues using the case method.

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