Jul 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, MAcc

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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-7628 

Program Description

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree program is an accelerated, cohort-based graduate program designed to help undergraduate accounting (business) majors achieve their professional career goals and certification requirements in a dynamic learning environment. The MAcc is presented in a fast-paced, two semester format that integrates CPA exam preparation into the curriculum. Students will take the CPA exam during the MAcc program, and they will specialize in either Audit/Advisory or Tax. The MAcc delivers a strong core of graduate accounting seminars to every program participant, enhances technical expertise, develops advanced communication and critical thinking abilities, and promotes leadership skills. 

Admission Requirements

The following are requirements beyond the general Graduate Admissions  requirements. MAcc admissions are granted to candidates showing high promise of success in graduate accounting study.*  Candidates are evaluated on the following components: 

  • Letter of Interest 
  • Resume 
  • Academic background with an accounting concentration 
  • Optional Letters of Reference (up to two) 
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)** 

*International applicants have additional requirements; see Graduate Admissions

** GMAT waivers are granted to high-achieving students.  Please see GMAT alternative in online application. 

Admission Criteria for Unique Cases

Due to the certification portion of our program, we do not accept unique cases because students must meet state requirements for certification testing. 

Transfer Credit

No transfer credits from outside institutions are permitted for this program.

Petition to Graduate

Each candidate must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of program requirements. The candidate should contact their program to request a petition. For more information, please view the corresponding section of  Academic Policies 

Program of Study

Students complete a total of 30 credit hours made up of 18 hours of core courses and 12 hours of electives.

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