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Master of Accountancy (30 hours total)

Degree Overview

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is a specialized degree designed to help prepare students for careers as professional accountants in public practice, industry, government, and no-for-profit organizations.  The program will enhance students accounting knowledge, develop strong analytical, written and oral communication skills, augment interpersonal skills, and provide more career opportunities while helping meet the 150-hour education requirement for the CPA examination in most states.  The program is comprised of 30 semester credit hours with courses ranging from auditing and attestation, business environment and conceptual understanding to financial accounting, reporting, analysis, and business regulation.

Although the MAcc program is open to students without a prior degree in accounting, the program is also designed as a combined degree program for students to complete both a bachelor's degree and Master of Accounting degree in five years.  Students whose undergraduate education is not equivalent to that of Ottawa University's must overcome any deficiencies by thaking the prerequisite courses.  All students are required to meet with the MAcc graduate advisor prior to beginning course work to determine if there are any deficiencies for the student's intended outcomes.

 


*Beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year, the ASSB began offering the Master of Accountancy. The following note is included with respect to this degree program:

*This program is not yet accredited by ACBSP, as a new business program, it cannot be considered for ACBSP accreditation until the program has been in place for at least two years and has graduates.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

ACC 7000ACCOUNTING THEORY (3)

ACC 7100/ACC 5003ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING (3)

ACC 7600ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3)

ACC 8500GRADUATE SEMINAR: APPLIED ACCOUNTING (3)

BUS 7200VALUE SYSTEMS AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (3)

Business Courses

Choose three of the following courses (9 credit hours):

BUS 7500MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS (3)

BUS 7600MANAGERIAL FINANCE (3)

BUS 7801MONEY AND CAPITAL MARKETS (3)

BUS 7802WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (3)

Core Electives

Choose two of the following courses (6 credit hours):

ACC 7200/ACC 5006ADVANCED INCOME TAXATION (3)

ACC 7250PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND BUSINESS LAW (3)

ACC 7300ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING AND CONTROL (3)

ACC 7400ADVANCED AUDITING AND FORENSIC ACCOUNTING (3)