Washburn MAcc Program

The accounting field is more than 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 lead the accountancy industry. It also is designed for professionals who want to build their skills without putting their lives on hold. Evening classes, offered both on-campus and online, provide a flexible and convenient path toward career advancement. Attending full-time, you can complete this program in only one year!

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Master of Accountancy Program

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.

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

Made for You

Students, pursuing a Master of Accountancy degree at Washburn University, may choose the option that best fits their needs. Whether you're enrolling at Washburn for the first time or interested in completing a dual degree, we have the plan for you.

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Flexible Program

  • Flexible Program is designed for students who earned a bachelor's degree from an institution other than Washburn University.
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3+2 Program

  • The option is for current Washburn accounting students or Washburn Alumni.
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Dual Degree Program

  • Washburn's Master of Accountancy degree can be combined with our MBA program or the JD program from Washburn School of Law.
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International Students

  • Washburn welcomes international students to the MAcc program. Admission requirements include a bachelor's degree, specified GRE or GMAT scores, letters of reference and application fees.
MAcc Student Internship Program

MAcc Student Internship Program

The internship program of the Washburn University School of Business Master of Accountancy provides opportunities for MAcc students to gain on-the-job experience by working part-time during a semester with an employer. Students admitted to the program may earn money for their work and academic credit for their learning experience. The internship will usually last one semester (15 weeks).

The internship program is designed to:

  • Provide MAcc students with practical on-the-job experiences while they work toward their degree
  • Better prepare MAcc students to transition from the classroom to the workplace upon graduation
  • Assist employers in finding new talent for future employment

Deadlines & Details

Decide when you want to continue your academic journey and then complete an application. If you are still considering this program, fill out an interest form and we'll be in touch to answer your questions. Your opportunities are endless! Explore the courses and career options that a degree from Washburn can provide.

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 the spring or summer semester.

Priority Application Deadlines:

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

If you need more information, email MAcc@washburn.edu or call 785.670.1308.

Take that first step toward pursing a Master in Accountancy degree by completing an application form. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. If you need more information first, complete an interest form and we will be in contact with you soon.

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)

Sample Programs of Study

MAcc Curriculum 

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

By the Numbers

CAREER FORECAST: growing outlook

Job Growth

(BLS: from 2019-2029)

100% Employed

on/before graduation

Top Score

Washburn graduate earned top CPA exam score in Kansas.

Apply Now

Complete an application form and begin your journey toward pursuing a Master in Accountancy degree. If you have questions, contact us at MAcc@washburn.edu.

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