MAcc Course Availability
Students admitted to the 3/2 or the traditional Master of Accounting must declare a concentration (auditing, taxation, or no concentration). Assuming all undergraduate (3/2) or preparatory (4/1) coursework is complete, the MAcc degree is 34 credits. All courses are offered in the two credit hour modular format, and 5th year ACG / TAX courses are only offered once a year; prerequisites are strictly enforced. The 34 credits consist of three distinct components: accounting requirements, business core requirements, and approved business electives. Course selection varies by concentration.
An in depth description of these three components of the degree follows below. Students should use this information to develop a preliminary plan of study. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with our graduate advisor to review their proposed plan of study to make sure it satisfies all required prerequisites, satisfies all degree requirements, and that proposed course selection will be offered in a manner that does not delay graduation plans.
Students must complete a minimum of 20 credit hours of graduate level accounting including 6 credit hours of required accounting courses (ACG 5226—Advanced Accounting, ACG 5815—Accounting Regulation, and TAX 5065—Tax Professional Research). The remaining 14 credit hours depend upon the concentration you have chosen.
Business Core Courses - Including ISOM Requirement for the Concentration in Auditing
Students must complete eight credit hours of common core courses including: BUL 5832—Commercial Law for Accountants, MAN 5246—Organizational Behavior, MAN 6724—Strategic Management, and GEB 6229—Professional Communication for Accountants. Note: Students selecting the auditing concentration must also complete a two credit ISOM module. Information about registration and course availability follows:
Approved Business Electives
Graduate business electives are designed to enhance the student’s plan of study by allowing him/her to explore complimentary business coursework relating to his/her career goals. Depending on the concentration selected, the student must complete four to six credits of approved electives. Each semester, the School will post on its website a list of graduate courses that are available for the forthcoming semester that will satisfy the approved elective requirements. For graduate courses not listed, students may submit a petition to the Fisher School requesting its approval. The petition should include a syllabus clearly stating how the proposed course will enhance the student’s program of graduate studies.
Note: By petition, a maximum of 2 credits of accounting MAcc coursework may be used towards the approved business elective requirement (providing the accounting course was not used to complete the minimum 20 accounting hours required of the student’s MAcc degree).