MAcc Coursework & Electives

Required Coursework

To graduate, MAcc students must complete 10 courses, six required courses and four electives. Students who attend full-time can complete the MAcc in one year (fall, spring, and summer). Course descriptions for MAcc courses can be found in the Graduate Bulletin.

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


Additional Required Coursework (non-UCA graduates)

MAcc student who have not completed the following courses at the undergraduate level must take them at the graduate level to count as electives.

Additional Required Courses (if not already completed)
ACCT 5312 Advanced Accounting
ACCT 5316 Advanced Income Tax
ACCT 6304 Governmental and Not-for-profit Accounting

 

Electives

MAcc students complete the 10 courses by selecting from these electives. It is common to take one elective in Summer I, one elective in Summer II, and the remaining two electives in Fall and Spring.  Below is a list of approved electives:

Approved Electives
ACCT 5322 Advanced Business Law for Accountants
ACCT 6319 Corporations & Shareholder Taxation
ACCT 6329 Partnership & S-Corporation Taxation
ACCT 6339 Estate & Gift Taxation
MBA 6301 Decision Modeling for Information Systems
MBA 6303 Managerial Economics
MBA 6325 Organizational Behavior
MBA 6305 Financial Decision Making
MBA 6320 Strategic Management
MBA 6330 Production/Operations Management


Elective Tracks

An elective track is a recommended set of electives that are matched with a career path. There are two elective tracks below.

Taxation Track
Students who are planning a career in taxation, public or industry, may wish to take the following electives:

  • ACCT 6319 Corporations & Shareholder Taxation
  • ACCT 6329 Partnership & S-Corporation Taxation
  • ACCT 6339 Estate & Gift Taxation
  • ACCT 6305 Advanced Business Law for Accountants [or other elective]

Industry Track
Students who are planning a career in industry as opposed to public accounting, may wish to take the following electives:

  • MBA 6303 Managerial Economics
  • MBA 6325 Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 6305 Financial Decision Making
  • MBA 6320 Strategic Management