Master of Accounting

Rico M.
Rico M. Class of 2014, Military Veteran


Become a part of NU’s global alumni community.
The Master of Accounting program includes four-week courses.
National University is San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university.

Program Overview

On-site   Online  

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) 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 program offers two pathways toward completion; one for students with little or no previous accounting background who have an undergraduate degree in any discipline, and one for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting. Course content is based largely on the published content specifications of the uniform CPA Exam and the CMA exam. Students should enroll in an external, recognized exam review course to fully prepare for CPA and CMA exams.

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.
  • Collaborate effectively as a team to enhance critical thinking.

Click here for program specific course information.

Meet Our Faculty

Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 180,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Courses

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

75+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Locations

Attend class and learn onsite at one of over 20 locations in California.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

Chat with an Advisor