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Accountancy (MAcc)

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Degrees & Offerings
  • M.Acc.
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M.Acc. Program Details

  • CPA Certification Preparation - Designed for individuals who have already completed an undergraduate degree in accounting and who need to complete graduate coursework to fulfill the AICPA 150-hour requirement for CPA certification. Review for the CPA examination is incorporated into the course of study.
  • Coursework - Includes 10 courses (30 graduate credits: 21 Accounting, 3 Finance, and 6 Business Electives credits).
  • Course Delivery - Classes meet once or twice a week for 15 weeks in spring and fall semesters. Summer session courses are online or hybrid for 6 or 12-week sessions. Class meetings are on the 果冻传媒官网 campus or online.
  • Flexible Start Dates - Applications are accepted for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.
  • Program Length - Students can choose to take courses on a full- or part-time basis. Full-time students may be able to finish the program in just one year; most part-time students finish within just three years.
  • Degree Completion - Students must comply with Graduate School and the Master of Accountancy program policies and procedures, completing all graduation requirements with an average 3.00/4.00 G.P.A. within six years.

Courses and Curriculum

*Please see the CU degree requirements effective Fall 2023. All enrolled students can also review their degree program requirements and track progress to degree completion in .

Required Course Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACCT.501 Financial Accounting (3 cr)

ACCT.502 Advanced Financial Accounting (3 cr)

ACCT.522 Advanced Auditing Theory (3 cr)

Graduate Business Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester

ACCT.510 Advanced Accounting Info Systems (3 cr)

ACCT.523 Advanced Tax Accounting (3 cr)

FINANCE.535 Financial Management (3 cr)

ACCT.552 Controllership (3 cr)

Summer Semesters

ACCT.599 Research in Accounting (3 cr)

Graduate Business Elective (3 cr)

ACCT.500 MBA Assessment (0 cr)

  • Online application and application fee
  • College transcripts
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE scores

* Applicants need to have earned an undergraduate degree in accounting and/or have completed courses in intermediate accounting, cost accounting, tax, accounting information systems, and audit.

* If the student is a 果冻传媒官网 Accounting major and has at least a 3.0 overall GPA and at least a 3.0 GPA in the accounting classes, the GRE/GMAT will be waived.

  • Q: Do I need a degree in accounting to be admitted? 
    A: Yes - Applicants need to have earned an undergraduate degree in accounting and/or have completed courses in intermediate accounting, cost accounting, tax, accounting information systems, and audit. 
  • Q: How is the program delivered? 
    A: Classes meet once or twice a week for 15 weeks in the spring and fall semesters. Summer session courses are online or hybrid for 6 or 12-week sessions. Class meetings are on the 果冻传媒官网 campus. 
  • Q: How long does it take to complete the program? 
    A: Students can choose to take courses on a full- or part-time basis. Full-time students may be able to finish the program in just one year; most part-time students finish within just three years. Course offerings are rotated between daytime and evenings to accommodate part-time students.
  • Q: When can I start?
    A: Applications are accepted for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.

The Husky Difference

82.4%
CPA Exam Pass Rate
Our Masters of Accountancy students earned the highest average exam score among CPA exam takers from all graduate school programs in Pennsylvania.
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Accreditation
Many top, global corporations only recruit from AACSB-accredited schools. Those grads are offered better, more competitive salaries.
100%
Employment Rate
Many of our students have jobs well in advance of graduation.

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MAcc Student

I chose 果冻传媒官网鈥檚 Masters in Accountancy program because the program is built to help you achieve your goals. If you are like me and becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is your end goal, this is the place for you. Study material is built right into the class curriculum so you can take all four parts of the exam with confidence.

Jessica Halligan '23
M.Acc.
MAcc Student
MAcc students intern at Boyer and Ritter Accounting Firm

Internship leads to smooth transition into MAcc program

Interning at one of the top ranked public accounting and business consulting firms not only served as an impactful learning experience for two 果冻传媒官网 accounting majors but also prepared them for their journey into BU鈥檚 Master of Accountancy program. Adam Zalewski and Kassondra Frew got a firsthand glance into the lives of today鈥檚 accountants through their internship with Boyer & Ritter. By inputting trial balances and auditing paper work, they got a preview of their future career aspirations.

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