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Master of Accounting

 

Program

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The Master of Accounting program prepares individuals for professional careers and ultimately for leadership positions in today's business world. Additionally, many states require those desiring to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) must have 150 hours of college education. The Master of Accounting degree is a natural extension in the pursuit of this requirement.

The SAU MAcc degree is an interdisciplinary program, which offers the flexibility to accommodate students with a variety of educational backgrounds and career objectives. The program is known for providing personal attention, small class settings, and easy access to faculty.

All candidates must complete 30 hours of graduate course work, of which 15 credits may be taken in the MBA or in other graduate programs.

Program structure

To accommodate a variety of student needs and situations, courses are offered in traditional as well as unique delivery modes and the degree can be earned in a number of ways:

  • Full-time Program: Students may take classes both daytime and evening, completing the 30-hour Master of Accounting degree in one year.
  • Full-time Accelerated Program: Students may take classes both daytime and evening, completing the 30-hour Master of Accounting degree in a summer session and a fall semester.
  • Part-time Evening Program: Students may take classes in the evening and complete the 30-hour Master of Accounting degree in two years.

All candidates must complete 30 credits of graduate coursework, 15 of which may be taken in the MBA or other graduate programs. We also offer a unique concentration in Management Information Systems.

Anyone with a bachelor's degree in accounting fully articulates into our program. Individuals whose undergraduate major was not accounting will need to complete all core undergraduate accounting courses. Read about the prerequisites