Master of Accountancy

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.

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.

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Master of Accountancy

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Required Hours

Program length: 12 months
Credit hours: 30
2021/2022 Tuition per credit hour: $1,343

Example Coursework

Accounting Research
Ethics and the Accounting Profession
Advanced Auditing
Financial Statement Analysis

Department

Accounting and Finance

Application Deadlines

Fall: August 10
Spring: Please contact the Office of Graduate Programs (gradinfo@acu.edu or 325-674-2656)

Overview

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In about one year’s time, as you prepare for a career in professional accounting and the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam, you will interact with program curriculum that incorporates recent changes in business practices and technology enhancements. Our Christian faculty will work with you, in a small classroom setting, to 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.

What outcomes can you expect as you begin your career?

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

Admission Requirements

  • Complete an online application;
  • Pay the $65 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.

Prerequisites

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

ACU’s College of Business Administration educates business and technology professionals for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. The college offers AACSB and ABET accredited programs, including nine undergraduate business and technology majors, four minors, a Master of Accountancy, and two online graduate programs (an MBA and a Master of Science in Management). The college includes two centers (Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy and Lytle Center for Faith and Leadership) and three academic units (Accounting and Finance Department, Management Sciences Department and School of Information Technology and Computing), in addition to our partnership with ACU-Dallas to deliver online business education.

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