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 6320
Seminar in Accounting Information Systems
ACCT 6317
Seminar in Auditing
ACCT 6340
Seminar in Case Studies in Accounting


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 Corporate and Shareholder Taxation
  • ACCT 6329 Partnership/S-Corporation Tax
  • ACCT 6339 Estate and Gift Taxation
  • MBA 6301 Decision Modeling in Information Systems
  • MBA 6303 Managerial Economics
  • MBA 6305 Financial Decision Making
  • MBA 6320 Strategic Management
  • MBA 6325 Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 6330 Production/Operations Management

Industry Track
Students desiring a career in industry are advised to elect MBA 6303, 6305, 6320, and 6325.