MACC Curriculum - Program Outline

Professional Accounting Track

The Professional Accounting Track is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in an area other than accounting (e.g. English, Mathematics, Nursing, Biology, Business, etc.) who wish to become professional accountants and prepare for the CPA exam.

The Professional Accounting Track consists of ten graduate classes in Accounting and Business. In addition to Principles of Accounting, a two-semester sequence in Intermediate Financial Accounting is a program prerequisite. Students can expect to add one year to the program if they do not complete the prerequisites in the summer prior to beginning MACC classes.

Required Classes
Prerequisites: Intermediate Financial Reporting I and II (ACCT 5311 and 5312 with a B or better in both classes)

  • ACCT 5220 Income Tax
  • ACCT 6120 Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • ACCT 6220 Financial Statement Auditing
  • ACCT 6260 Advanced Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 6270 Advanced Financial Accounting II
  • ACCT 6280 International Accounting

Plus three additional accounting or elective classes

Financial Accounting/Auditing Track

The Financial Accounting/Auditing Track is appropriate for accounting majors who wish to become CPAs.

Required Classes
Prerequisites: undergraduate degree in accounting or equivalent

  • ACCT 6120 Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • ACCT 6220 Financial Statement Auditing
  • ACCT 6260 Advanced Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 6270 Advanced Financial Accounting II
  • ACCT 6280 International Accounting

Plus four additional accounting or elective classes

Tax Track

The Tax Track is appropriate for CPAs and non-CPAs who wish to specialize in taxation. 

Required Classes
Prerequisites: an undergraduate or graduate course in financial accounting and in federal taxation

  • ACCT 6110 Tax Research and Planning
  • ACCT 6120 Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • ACCT 6150 Tax Strategy and Policy

Plus seven other electives, 3 electives must be in Tax or Accounting

Individualized Track

The individualized track is available to students who wish to design a curriculum based on a personal area of interest. The individualized track plan must be approved by the MACC program director.

Required Classes

  • Any five graduate accounting classes
  • Plus five additional accounting classes or elective classes

Electives
Students may take any class offered by the MACC or the MBA programs as an elective. Other graduate classes offered by the University may be taken as an elective, provided that the directors of both programs approve. In the past, students have been able to take classes from the Masters of Health Administration program and the Masters of Public Administration program. Approval from the department offering the course is required before a MACC student can register.