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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, MAcc

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Contact: Dr. Kathryn K. Epps
Director, School of Accountancy and MAcc Program Director
Office: Burruss Building, rm 211
Phone: (770) 423-6084
Web address:

All graduate and undergraduate business degree programs at Kennesaw State University are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business ( The accounting degree programs also hold specialized AACSB accounting accreditation.

Vision and Mission Statements, Michael J. Coles College of Business

Vision: The Coles College of Business aspires to be the preferred provider of timely, flexible business education and relevant, applied research and practice valued by the marketplace.

Mission: The Coles College of Business provides high quality, applied business education and knowledge creation in a collegial, stimulating, and supportive learning-centered environment. Predominantly serving residents and the business community of metropolitan Atlanta and the Northwest Georgia region, we strive to develop our students into highly effective and ethical business leaders who are prepared for an increasingly complex, technologically sophisticated and interdependent world. We offer innovative and flexible programs through a diverse and talented pool of faculty and staff who contribute to the professional and ethical standards of their respective disciplines. In all our activities, we treat individuals with integrity and respect and are focused on the continuing development of our students, faculty and staff, and communities.

– Revised March 2008

Coles MBA Students

The following parameters apply to MBA students who wish to take 8000-level accounting courses as their MBA electives: (See details in the program description below.)

  • Must complete ACCT 8000, which is a prerequisite for all graduate accounting courses taken by MBA students
  • Must complete all course prerequisites

General Requirements for Admission to the MAcc Program

Admission to the MAcc program is granted to those persons showing high promise of success in graduate business (accounting) study. Applicants’ portfolios are reviewed as a part of a competitive process based on the following components:

  • Professional Experience
  • Academic Background
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
  • Letter of Interest
  • Applicants may also provide up to three optional letters of references
  • An interview may be required.

*International applicants have additional requirements; see Graduate Admission .

Transfer Credit

No transfer credits are permitted for this program.


Expectations for satisfactory graduate level student performance are detailed in the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

Petition to Graduate

Each MAcc student must petition to graduate the semester prior to completion of program requirements. To request a petition, go to The student will then receive email correspondence from the Graduate Business Office. Directions on filing the petition with the Office of the Registrar will be included in the email correspondence. It is the student’s responsibility to follow up with the Registrar’s Office regarding their petition to graduate.

Readmission to the Master of Accounting Program

As this is a one year intensive cohort program, any graduate students who do not complete the program with the cohort in which they were admitted must apply for readmission to the MAcc program. Upon reapplication, the director will determine the courses required for completion. To apply for readmission visit


Program of Study

The Master of Accounting program is made up of core courses and electives. All students complete the required 13 credit hours of prescribed core accounting courses and 17 credit hours of accounting electives for a total of 30 credit hours.


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