Master of Accountancy

Available Online

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program academically prepares students for a wide range of accounting-related careers. Some examples include public accounting, corporate accounting, internal auditing, accounting in not-for-profit organizations, and accounting for state and local government agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, Defense Contract Audit Agency, FBI, CIA, and other agencies. The Master of Accountancy online program is designed for students with little or no previous accounting background who have an undergraduate degree in any discipline, but it is not appropriate for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting. Course content is based largely on the published content specifications of the Uniform CPA Exam. Students who do well in this academic program may choose to invest several hundred hours of study in a recognized CPA Exam review course.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate current information technologies to report and analyze financial information
  • Evaluate accounting information based upon mastery of a common body of accounting knowledge
  • Analyze ethical issues within the accounting profession
  • Effectively conduct and present accounting research
  • Critique international financial accounting standards as compared to Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP)
  • Collaborate effectively as a team to enhance critical thinking


To receive a Master of Accountancy, students must complete at least 63 quarter units of graduate work. A total of 13.5 quarter units of graduate credit may be granted for equivalent graduate work completed at another institution, as it applies to this degree and provided the units were not used in earning another advanced degree. Students should refer to the section on graduate admission requirements for specific information regarding application and evaluation.
Core Requirements (14 courses; 63 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):