Students may complete the MAcc on either a full-time or part-time basis. MAcc students who attend full time can normally complete the course requirements within 18 months, provided prior completion of all undergraduate pre-requisites. MAcc classes meet in the evenings during the week, generally Monday through Thursday, allowing students to work or intern during the day.
Five required core courses are in the Master of Accounting (MAcc). If a required course is waived, students substitute another course in the same area of study (at the same or higher level). Students are encouraged to select a concentration within the MAcc: financial reporting/auditing or taxation. The MAcc requires completing 30 credits, at least 18 credits of which are at the graduate level (600 or above).
- If a student took a MAcc core course while an undergraduate and applied it toward the undergraduate degree requirements, the student needs to take an additional accounting elective as a graduate student in place of the core course.
- Students who did not complete an undergraduate degree in accounting must take 15 credits (5 courses) of introductory and intermediate accounting courses to qualify for continued study toward the MAcc. Students may complete these undergraduate deficiency courses as additional courses in the program.