Prepare for a rewarding career in accounting.

The master of accounting practice (MAP) is designed for students who did not major in accounting as undergraduates but now want to pursue the professional practice of accountancy through graduate study and prepare to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. You may also find this program beneficial if you have some academic preparation in accounting and are seeking to update or increase your accounting knowledge.

Program Requirements


You may have majored in any area during your undergraduate study. However, the MAP program requires students to have taken ACCT 207 Introduction to Financial Accounting and ACCT 208 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (or their equivalents) before beginning coursework. If you do not hold an undergraduate business degree, you may be required to complete several additional courses in order to satisfy the AACSB general skills, business and management knowledge requirements. This will be determined based on your prior coursework and does not need to be completed before starting the MAP program.

Courses taken to fulfill the prerequisites will not count towards fulfilling the 33 credit-hour requirements of the MAP program.

Courses (33 credits)

With prior approval from the director of the program, electives may be substituted for up to two of the required courses based on prior academic coursework. ECON 503 may be waived for students who have had prior coursework in micro and macroeconomics.

  • ECON 503 – Economic Analysis for Business Policy
  • ACCT 610 – Financial Reporting I (2 credits)
  • ACCT 611 – Financial Reporting II (2 credits)
  • ACCT 612 – Financial Reporting III (2 credits)
  • ACCT 801 – Cost Measurement, Analysis, and Organizational Control
  • ACCT 617 – Auditing, Assurance Services, and Ethics
  • ACCT 613 – Federal Taxation of Income and Property Transactions
  • ACCT 804 – Database Design and Implementation
  • ACCT 653 – Business Law for Accountants

Choose 3 elective courses from the following:

  • ACCT 615 – Advanced Financial Reporting
  • ACCT 614 – Advanced Federal Taxation
  • ACCT 810 – Theory of External Reporting
  • ACCT 820 – Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCT 883 – International Accounting
  • FINC 850 – Financial Management

Program Highlights

Choose Your Program Length

You can complete the MAP program in one calendar year or three semesters as a full-time student if you have an undergraduate degree in a business field (other than accounting). If you choose to complete the program part-time, the length of time required will be two or more years, depending on your background and course scheduling.

New Courses

New graduate-level courses created for MAP students include:

  • Financial Reporting I, II & III
  • Federal Taxation of Income and Property Transactions
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Auditing, Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Business Law for Accountants

Career Opportunities

The MAP prepares you for a leadership role in an accounting career, such as public accounting, information systems consulting, industry, finance or government.

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Last updated May 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
1.5 - 2 years
1,350 USD
per credit. Net tuition rate for international residents after the Lerner College international scholarship is applied.
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