Master of Accounting
The Master of Accounting (MAcc) is offered in the Department of Accounting and Finance within the School of Business Administration. The MAcc is designed for students who are interested in careers in public, corporate, and non-business accounting.
The degree will assist accounting professionals in the dynamic corporate environment. Professionals in the field are required to be effective communicators, maintain a high level of expertise and uphold ethical responsibilities, while providing financial information, analysis of the economic environment and input in decision-making activities.
Students meeting the requirements can receive the MAcc, but the program allows for specialization in different technical areas. Currently, three specialized track options are offered in the program.
The Public Accounting Track prepares students for entry into public accounting. It includes training in financial accounting and auditing with analytical and professional emphasis and helps develop students' skills and capabilities for rapid advancement in public accounting and financial management career options. This option requires courses in Advanced Financial Accounting, Auditing, Federal Income Taxation, Federal Income Taxation II, Advanced Auditing, and two non-accounting courses: Investment Analysis and Enterprise Information Systems.
The Managerial Accounting Track offers preparation in planning and control for a career in managerial accounting controllership. This track requires accounting courses including International Accounting, Advanced Cost and Managerial Accounting, Non-Business Accounting and Control, Cost Management, and two non-accounting courses: Operations Management and Database Management.
* The Systems Accounting Track option provides expertise in the design and management of information control systems with an emphasis on accounting practices. This option provides professional opportunities to larger corporations and consulting firms. The sequence of courses includes Design of Computerized Accounting Information Systems, Advanced Cost and Managerial Accounting, Computer-Based Accounting Systems and three non-accounting courses: Enterprise Information Systems, Database Management and System Analysis and Design.