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Accountancy (M.Acc.)

Make a calculated career move.

ACU’s top-ranked Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) degree is designed for the 21st century. The business world is more complex, and the public demands meaningful financial reporting. Accountants do not work in isolation, but instead contribute to the business as part of a team. Financial transactions are more sophisticated. Accounting and auditing standards are more numerous and require greater interpretive skills. Technology is altering the way we work, learn and communicate.

In about a year’s time, as you prepare for a career in professional accounting, you will develop skills in written and oral communication, teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking. Non-business electives allow you to connect your learning to other disciplines, broadening your understanding of the world around you.

Ready to be a part of an exciting master’s program? Apply now or contact us for more information today.

Program Overview

Credit hours 30
Degree Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.)
Program length 12 months
Tracks N/A
Application deadline for Spring 2018 December 8, 2017


You will take courses such as:

  • Advanced Topics in Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Ethics and the Accounting Profession
  • Entity Tax Fundamentals
  • Fraud Examination
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What outcomes can you expect as you begin your career?

  • Corporate Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Government accountant
  • Tax Professional
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Accounting Prerequisites

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial or Cost Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Income Tax – Individuals
  • Accounting Systems
  • Auditing
  • Advanced Accounting

Admission Requirements:

  • Complete an online application;
  • Pay the $50 application fee; 
  • An official transcript(s) in English (or translated to English) of all previous colleges attended. The transcript must indicate an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent; 
  • Applicants have earned a minimum 3.00 GPA in their undergraduate accounting courses; 
  • Applicants without an undergraduate degree in accounting will be expected to earn a 3.00 GPA in their accounting leveling course before taking more than 9 hours of graduate work; 
  • GPA of 3.00 from a college or university in the United States; 
  • Two letters of recommendation (may be submitted through the online application); 
  • A satisfactory GMAT score (generally a 50th percentile or better) may be required of any student who applies to the MAcc program and who has not completed 24 or more semester hours at ACU with a minimum GPA of 3.00;
  • A written personal statement of academic interests, strengths and weaknesses. 
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About the College of Business Administration

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The AACSB-accredited College of Business Administration at ACU equips emerging leaders through academic excellence, faith infusions, global experience and career readiness. The Mabee Business Building is a 55,000-square-foot space with 17 state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, common areas (including the bright and airy atrium), a cafe and computer lab.

The College houses two departments: Accounting and Finance and Management Sciences, and the School of Information Technology and Computing.


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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.