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Accounting Master's Degree Program

Master of Accountancy (MAcy)
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The Master of Accountancy degree is attainable through two paths: concurrently with a bachelor's degree or directly after graduating with a relevant business administration or accounting degree. The program prepares students to pass the Certified Public Accountancy exam.

Students seeking a degree in accounting can pursue the Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.B.A.) with a professional specialization in accounting.

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Concurrent Program

In this program, both the B.B.A. and the MAcy are granted simultaneously at the completion of the program, which takes approximately five years.

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Master of Accountancy (MAcy)

Program Requirements

Students must complete the requirements listed for the B.B.A degree in business administration (professional specialization in accounting).

In addition, students must also take the following graduate courses: Advanced Accounting (ACCT 533), Accounting Theory & Research (ACCT 536), Contemporary Accounting Topics (ACCT 537), Advanced Financial Reporting (ACCT 538), 18 additional graduate hours (12 hours of which must be in accounting (ACCT) and 6 hours may be in business, economics or accounting).

Direct Admission

Applicants who already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (SACS or the equivalent) may apply for admission to the MAcy program. If the applicant’s bachelor’s degree is not equivalent to a B.B.A. in accounting, the applicant must complete certain additional courses. In some circumstances, other courses may be necessary to meet CPA exam eligibility requirements.

The following courses or their equivalents are required for students with undergraduate deficiencies: Principles of Accounting I and II (BUSI 231-232), Accounting Information Systems (BUSI 332), Intermediate Accounting I and II (BUSI 343-334), Individual Income Tax ( BUSI 336), Auditing Principles (BUSI 478), Business Law (BUSI 335 or 339), Principles of Marketing (BUSI 337), Principles of Management (BUSI 373), Business Finance (BUSI 377), Information Systems (ISYS 231), Principles of Economics (ECON 237), Statistics or Quantitative Methods.

Students must also complete the following master’s program requirements: Advanced Accounting (ACCT 533), Accounting Theory & Research (ACCT 536), Contemporary Accounting Topics (ACCT 537), Advanced Financial Reporting (ACCT 538), 18 additional graduate hours (12 hours of which must be in accounting (ACCT) and 6 hours may be in business, economics or accounting).

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