Accountancy, Masters Degree
The MAcc program, offered by the AACSB-accredited Department of Accounting at the College of Business, develops strong technical and professional accounting skills considerably beyond the introductory courses presented to undergraduates. Students completing the program receive a well-rounded business education. In addition to graduate accounting courses, students are exposed to basic courses in the functional area of business. The MAcc program emphasizes the skills needed to succeed in the business community, including teamwork, leadership and the ability to communicate effectively.
Applicants to the MAcc degree program fall into three different categories:
- Students with an undergraduate accounting degree from an AACSB-accredited university.
- Direct admission to 150 hour program is available to students having a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.3. The need to take the GMAT exam is waived. Thirty more credits of courses in the MAcc curriculum are needed to obtain the MAcc.
- Those students who do not qualify for direct admission to the 150 hour program may apply to the MAcc program, but will have to complete 36 units from the MAcc curriculum to earn their Masters degree. For students having a cumulative undergraduate from an AACSB accredited university with a GPA of 3.3 or more, the need to take the GMAT exam is waived.
- Students with an undergraduate business degree.
- The GMAT exam is required. Students will have to complete 30 units from the MAcc curriculum plus additional courses from the core accounting curriculum to earn their Masters degree.
- Students with an undergraduate degree that is not in business.
- The GMAT exam is required. Students will have to complete 30 units from the MAcc curriculum with additional courses from the core accounting curriculum, and core business courses to earn their Masters degree.
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