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  Nov 24, 2020
 
GRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 
    
GRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021

Master of Accountancy, MAcc - 30 sem. hrs. (available in online format)


The MAcc offered by the School of Business is designed for those students that seek to further enhance their knowledge of accounting beyond an undergraduate degree and acquire the accounting and analytical skills that public and private accounting firms and government entities desire. The MAcc is also designed to enhance the preparation for taking the CPA examination and earn the additional credit hours required for obtaining a CPA license.

The curriculum consists of 30 semester hours of graduate study beyond undergraduate business requirements. Specific course requirements are liste under admissions. Students are expected to complete all Accounting foundation courses before proceeding further.

Admission

Regular admission to the MAcc program requires a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and an undergraduate record and/or work experience which indicates the ability to pursue the MAcc. program:

  • GPA 3.00 and above (GMAT is waived)
  • GPA 2.5-2.99 must meet one of the following:
  1. At least three years of applicable professional experience
  2. GMAT
  • GPA 2.25-2.49 must meet one of the following:
  1. At least five years of applicable professional experience
  2. GMAT

For students who must meet the GMAT requirement, an appropriate score must be submitted by end of the first semester (maximum of 9 hours) in which graduate level classes are taken. Students without a GMAT score after their first semester of graduate work will not be allowed to enroll in any subsequent graduate courses.

GMAT Waiver

Students with a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 who earn a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university may have the GMAT requirement waived.

Individuals with 3-5 or more years of applicable professional work experience or who hold a current CPA or CFA certification may apply for a waiver of the GMAT requirement for the MBA program.

Accounting Foundation

A strong foundation in accounting is required to succeed in the MAcc program. Students must have completed all of their accounting foundation courses with a grade of “C” or better.  

General Foundation courses (9 sem. hrs.)

  • ACC 203 Survey of Financial Accounting (or ACC 201 & 202) Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • FIN 341 Finance Credits, 3 sem. hrs.
  • MKT 381 Marketing Credits, 3 sem. hrs.

Accounting Foundation Courses (21 sem. hrs.):

  • ACC 301, 302 Intermediate Accounting I, II (6 sem. hrs.)
  • ACC 303 Cost Accounting (3 sem. hrs.)
  • ACC 403 Federal Tax Accounting (3 sem. hrs.)
  • ACC 405 Auditing (3 sem. hrs.)
  • ACC 407 Governmental Accounting (3 sem. hrs.)
  • GBU 358 Business Law and Ethics (3 sem. hrs.)

MAcc Core Requirements (18 Hours)

ACC 6504 Federal Tax Accounting II 3 sem hrs  

ACC 6505 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3 sem. hrs.  

ACC 6510 Audit Concepts and Applications 3 sem. hrs.  

ACC 6511 Accounting Theory 3 sem. hrs.  

ACC 6552 Law and Ethics in the Business Environment 3 sem. hrs.  (cross-listed with GBU 6552)

ACC 6506 Advanced Accounting Information Systems and Data Analytics 3 sem. hrs.  

MAcc Required Electives: Choose any 2 (6 Hours)

ACC 5407 Governmental Accounting 3 sem hrs  (required if not taken at the undergraduate level)

ACC 5418 CPA Review I-Financial and Audit 3 sem. hrs.  

ACC 5419 CPA Review II-Regulation and Business 3 sem. hrs.  

ACC 6502 Advanced Accounting II 3 sem. hrs.  

ACC 6503 Fraud Examination 3 sem. hrs.  

ACC 6506 Advanced Accounting Information Systems and Data Analytics 3 sem. hrs.  

ACC 6543 Financial Statement Analysis 3 sem. hrs.  (cross-listed with FIN 6543)

ACC 5401 Advanced Accounting I 3 sem. hrs.  

ACC 5403 Federal Tax Accounting I 3 sem. hrs.  

ACC 5405 Introduction to Auditing 3 sem. hrs.  

MAcc General Electives: Choose any 2 (6 Hours)

May choose any additional MAcc required electives from above to fulfill general elective requirement.

May choose any 6000 level MBA course except for ACC 6501 to fulfill general elective requirement.

*Note: A maximum of 6 credit hours (2 classes) in 5000 LEVEL electives (required AND/OR general) is allowed in the MAcc 

Total = 30 Hours