- Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in any subject with an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or above.
- A minimum score on the GMAT of 450 is required for admission to the program.
- International students must make a minimum score on the TOEFL exam of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (Internet-based). In lieu of the TOEFL, student may take the IELTS exam and score 6.5.
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.
|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 did not have the following courses at the undergraduate level must take them at the graduate level to count as electives.
|Additional Required Courses|
|ACCT 5312 Advanced Accounting|
|ACCT 5316 Advanced Income Tax|
|ACCT 6304 Governmental and Not-for-profit Accounting|
MAcc students may only take two 5000-level courses for graduate credit. However, MAcc studenst must have credit for all of these required courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level. In the event that a MAcc student has not had all three of these courses, the student will have to take 11 (instead of 10) courses to complete the MAcc.
MAcc students take four elective courses in addition to the six required courses listed above. 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:
|ACCT 6319 Corporations & Shareholder Taxation|
|ACCT 6329 Partnership & S-Corporation Taxation|
|ACCT 6339 Estate & Gift Taxation|
|ACCT 6305 Advanced Business Law for Accountants|
|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|
An elective track is a recommended set of electives that are matched with a career path. There are two elective tracks below.
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]
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