Washburn University Master of Accountancy ( MAcc )

Washburn University

Program Description

Washburn University Master of Accountancy ( MAcc )

Washburn University

Washburn’s Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program meets all necessary accounting credentials and criteria to qualify for the CPA¹ exam in venues across the globe. Small classes are guided by highly qualified, experienced and professional faculty. Professional certification prepares accountants not only for practice as CPAs but also provides opportunities across the business landscape. Washburn’s MAcc program prepares students to enter or advance their careers in public accounting, corporate accounting, management accounting, and governmental accounting, as well as corporate finance, financial analysis, and law enforcement.

With a career in accounting, you can pursue exciting challenges and create a professional path that’s all your own. At Washburn, you’ll find a supportive learning environment, as well as faculty and staff ready to help you at every step. By the time you complete your MAcc degree, you’ll have a strong understanding of professional behavior, regulatory standard-setting mechanisms, and ethical responsibilities as they relate to clients, markets, and society as a whole.

Washburn University School of Business, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. It is also consistently ranked by the Princeton Review as a “Best Business School.” Accounting graduates join the ranks of the top corporations and the best CPA firms in the U.S. and worldwide.

¹Coupled with a traditional undergraduate program in accounting, this program meets or exceeds the 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam in some venues. Other specific non-accounting courses not included in this program may be required in some CPA exam venues.

Program Structure

The MAcc program offers two educational tracks in accounting to meet the requirements for professional certification examinations such as the Certified Public Accountant Examination (CPA), Certified Management Accountant Examination (CMA) and the Certified Internal Auditor Examination (CIA). Full-time students can complete the program in as little as twelve months, while part-time students can choose a pace that fits their schedule and time constraints.

  • The 3+2 Program: The Integrated 3 +2 MAcc program is open to qualified currently enrolled Washburn undergraduate accounting majors who have reached senior status and have completed other specified requirements. These students complete their 124-hour undergraduate accounting degree while simultaneously fulfilling the 30-hour additional requirement for the MAcc degree.
  • The 30-hour Flexible Program: The flexible Master of Accountancy Program is designed with the working professional in mind and allows the student to complete the program in two to three years by attending classes primarily offered in the evening. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree in accounting from an AACSB accredited college or university may apply for admission to the MAcc program. Each applicant must also submit a current (within the previous five years) GMAT score.

MAcc Degree Requirements

  1. Thirty graduate-level semester hours beyond the undergraduate degree must be completed by all students.
  2. A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  3. All coursework must be completed within six (6) calendar years

Domestic Students (U.S.) Admission Requirements

The 3+2 Program
To be eligible to participate in the 3 + 2 Program in Accountancy, an applicant must currently be an undergraduate accounting student at Washburn University and have:

  1. Senior standing as defined by Washburn University
  2. Completed courses: AC224 Financial Accounting, AC225 Managerial Accounting, AC321 Intermediate Financial Accounting I, AC322 Intermediate Financial Accounting II, AC325 Cost Accounting, AC330 Accounting Information Systems (or equivalent from AACSB-accredited colleges or universities) with a minimum 2.8 GPA (on a 4-point scale)
  3. Earned a minimum undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4-point scale)
  4. Admission to the Washburn School of Business
  5. Completion of the online Application to Graduate Study in Accountancy and $40 MAcc application fee

* 3 + 2 program applicants are not required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

The 30-Hour Flexible Program
To be eligible for the 30-Hour Flexible Program in Accountancy, an applicant must have:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with the equivalent of an undergraduate accounting degree
  2. Completed all identified prerequisite accounting courses, including course(s) equivalent to EC 211 Statistics for Business and Economics, and earn a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale)
  3. Submitted official transcripts from school awarding bachelor's degree to Washburn University
  4. Earn a minimum score of 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), administered within the previous five years (the GMAT code number for Washburn is 6928)
  5. An admission index of 1100 [computed as (200*GPA) + GMAT score]
  6. Completed the online Application for Graduate Study in Accountancy and $40 MAcc application fee

* A student with a GMAT score of 450 and an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 may be admitted by exception

International Student MAcc Admission Requirements 1, 2, 3

To be eligible for the MAcc program as an international student, an applicant must have:

  1. University credential equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree from an AACSB-accredited institution of higher education, representing an undergraduate accountancy degree in the study of U.S. GAAP or completion of a course of study including all identified prerequisite courses (see Washburn University catalog)
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale), which must be verified by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES)
  3. Official transcripts and ECE or WES evaluation submitted to Washburn University
  4. Earned a minimum score of 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), administered within the previous five years (the GMAT code number for Washburn is 6928)
  5. Balanced TOEFL iBT score of at least 80 or balanced IELTS score greater than 6.5
  6. Completion of the online Application to Graduate Study in Accountancy and $40 MAcc application fee
  7. Completion of the online application for admission to Washburn University through the International Programs office (washburn.edu/academics/international-programs) and $70 International Programs application fee

* Admission to the MAcc program is contingent upon admission to Washburn University, the applicant’s English proficiency and the ECE or WSE evaluation.

1 F-1 visa students must be enrolled in at least nine credit hours (three courses) during fall and spring semesters.
2 Additional coursework may be required to complete prerequisite coursework not completed elsewhere.
3 Additional IE courses may be required, depending upon student’s English proficiency as determined by TOEFL or IELTS score.

Transfer Credit Policy

A maximum of six hours of graduate credit in the MAcc program may be transferred from AACSB-accredited business schools and posted to the candidate’s Washburn transcripts. Requests to transfer courses must be made in writing. Requests to substitute transfer credit for required courses will be evaluated by a designated faculty committee.

Law School Courses

Up to six hours of credit from an ABA-accredited law school may be applied toward the 30-hour upper-level MAcc requirement. The law school credit must be in business- related, non-required law school courses approved by the School of Business. Washburn University offers a dual Juris Doctorate/MAcc degree.

Application deadlines:

  • Spring semester: November 15
  • Summer semester: March 15
  • Fall semester: June 1
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
2 - 3 years
Part time
USA - Topeka, Kansas
Start date : Aug. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Aug. 2019
USA - Topeka, Kansas
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info