MAcc Coursework & Electives

The MAcc program requires students to complete 10 courses (30 hours). Students who attend full-time can complete the MAcc in one year (fall, spring, and summer), and the program can be started in any semester. The required and elective courses are described below. Course descriptions for MAcc courses can be found in the Graduate Bulletin.


Required Courses (18 hours)
Every MAcc student is required to take the following six courses:

Fall Spring Summer
ACCT 6309
Tax Research and Planning
ACCT 6310
Advanced Accounting Theory
ACCT 6350
Seminar in Accounting Leadership
ACCT 6317
Seminar in AuditingACCT 6340
Seminar in Case Studies in Accounting
ACCT 6320
Seminar in Accounting Information Systems


Additional Required Courses (0-9 hours)
Students who did not complete the equivalent of these three courses as an undergraduate are required to complete them in their MAcc program:

  • ACCT 6304 Governmental/Non-Profit Organizations
  • ACCT 5312 Advanced Accounting
  • ACCT 5316 Advanced Income Tax

Electives (3-12 hours)
MAcc students complete the 10 courses by selecting from these electives. One to four elective courses are required to earn 30 total hours. The following electives have been preapproved. (Electives not on this list must be approved by the MAcc advisor in advance.)

  • ACCT 5322 Advanced Business Law for Accountants
  • ACCT 6319 Corporations and Shareholder Taxation
  • ACCT 6329 Partnership/S-Corporation Tax
  • ACCT 6339 Estate & Gift Taxation (Back Summer 2018)
  • ACCT 6390 Special Problems in Accounting
  • MBA 5332 Investments
  • MBA 5333 International Finance
  • MBA 5334 Financial Derivatives
  • MBA 5341 Quantitative Analytical Methods
  • MBA 5355 Project Management
  • MBA 5361 Principles Of Information Security
  • MBA 5376 Entrepreneurial And Small Business Finance
  • MBA 5380 Business Intelligence
  • MBA 6301 Information Technology For Managers
  • MBA 6303 Managerial Economics
  • MBA 6305 Financial Decision Making
  • MBA 6307 Entrepreneurship: The Act Of Wealth Creation
  • MBA 6320 Strategic Management
  • MBA 6325 Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 6330 Operations Management
  • MBA 6349 Management of Small And Family-Owned Businesses