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Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

For some, the accounting field offers more than a role working with numbers – it allows for management opportunities and the chance to work in a key role for a growing company. Our Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is designed for the motivated few who want to take charge – and who will lead the accounting industry for years to come.

Supported by research and service activities, this program offers a student-focused curriculum that will connect you with the local business community. Prepare for career success, professional certification and life-long learning with flexible curriculum that includes varied course offerings and multiple elective MBA course choices. In other words, the MAcc program will position you to pave your own path and earn the career you want.

By the time you complete your MAcc degree, you’ll have a strong understanding of professional behavior, regulatory standard setting mechanisms, and ethical responsibilities as they relate to clients, markets, and society as a whole. You’ll also demonstrate proficiency in the topics commonly covered on professional certification examinations, such as the CPA, CMA and CIA exams.

Accounting Courses

The MAcc program consists of 30 graduate-level semester hours beyond the undergraduate degree, including the following required courses:

  • Advanced Financial Accounting (AC621)
  • Tax for Business Entities (AC624)
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting (AC627)
  • Accounting Research Seminar (AC629)
  • Advanced Accounting Information Systems (AC630)
  • Accounting Theory and Ethics (AC639)
  • Managerial Economics (EC652)

Careers in Accounting

With a Master of Accountancy degree, you can work toward leadership positions in your current field or pursue new opportunities in a variety of industries, such as:

  • Public Accounting (CPA)
  • Industrial/Corporate Accounting
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Higher Education

3 + 2 Track

With Washburn University’s 3 + 2 MAcc program, you can get on a path toward becoming a CPA in less time. Specifically designed for undergraduate students, this program includes coursework in both the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Accountancy programs. Upon completing all 150 hours in this program, you’ll be prepared to sit for the CPA exam in Kansas. To learn more, please visit the 3 + 2 program page.

Start Earning Your Degree Today!

With a career in accounting, you can pursue exciting challenges and create a professional path that’s all your own. And at Washburn, you’ll find a supportive learning environment, as well as faculty and staff ready to help you at every step. For more information about the MAcc program, contact us or schedule your campus visit today!

Starting Point

For most students starting in the fall semester is the best option due to timing of course offerings. However, you may also begin a part-time program in spring or summer semester. Priority application deadlines are:

Fall: August 1
Spring: November 15
Summer: April 15

Need More Information?
 Email MAcc@washburn.edu or contact 785.670.1308