The Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree program is a professional graduate degree designed to help an individual meet the challenges of a career in accounting, whether public, private, or governmental. The School of Accountancy at Kennesaw State University is home to the largest accounting program in the State of Georgia and offers excellence in accounting education. Within the Coles College of Business, the Accounting and Business degree programs are fully accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
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 Admissions.
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 at least one semester prior to completion of program requirements.
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.
Program of Study
The Master of Accounting program is made up of core courses and electives. All students complete the required 12 credit hours of prescribed core accounting courses and 18 credit hours of accounting electives for a total of 30 credit hours.
Core Requirements (12 Credit Hours)
- ACCT 8100 - Theory of Business Reporting
- ACCT 8110 - Business Combinations and Transactions
- ACCT 8120 - Risk Analysis and Control: A Systems Perspective
- ACCT 8215 - Leadership and Professional Skills
Elective Requirements (18 Credit Hours)
Select one of the following options:
Option A: Financial Reporting and Auditing Specialization
- ACCT 8190 - Accounting Strategies for Decision-Making in a Global Environment
- ACCT 8310 - Accounting and Public Policy - Financial Reporting and Auditing
- ACCT 8400 - Seminar in Auditing
- ACCT 8410 - Seminar in Internal Auditing
- ACCT 8420 - Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
- ACCT 8430 - Fraudulent Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance
Option B: Tax Specialization
- ACCT 8320 - Accounting and Public Policy - Taxation
- ACCT 8510 - Tax Research and Procedure
- ACCT 8520 - Corporate Tax and Shareholders
- ACCT 8530 - Taxation of Flow-Through Entities
- ACCT 8545 - State and Local Taxation
- ACCT 8560 - International Taxation
Program Total (30 Credit Hours)
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