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Curriculum

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree requires the completion of 30 graduate credits in addition to the prerequisite courses requirements. The 30 graduate hours include the MAcc Core Requirements (15 credits) and the Specialization Requirements (15 credits). Students will choose one of three available specializations (Professional Accountancy, Taxation, or Personal Financial Planning).

MAcc Core Requirements (Required for all MAcc candidates) 

Course Number Course Name Credits Semester(s) Taught Prerequisite(s)
ACCT 6200 Accounting for Complex and Multinational Companies 3 F, Sp ACCT 3120
ACCT 6105 Tax and Business Strategy 3 F, Sp ACCT 3510, 3520
ACCT 6104 Big Data and Systems Analytics 3 F, Sp  
ACCT 6510 Financial Auditing 3 F, Sp ACCT 4510
ACCT 6560 Business Law and Professional Responsibilities 3 F, Sp  N/A

MAcc Specialization (Select 1 Specialization)

Select 1 of the three available specialization options (Professional Accountancy, Taxation, or Personal Financial Planning).

MAcc Specialization - Professional Accountancy
Course Number Course Name Credits Semester(s) Taught Prerequisite(s)
ACCT 6620 Financial Statement Analysis 3 F  ACCT 3120
ACCT 6250 Accounting Concepts, Research and Cases 3 Sp, Su (May) ACCT 3120
ACCT 6540 Fraud Examination 3 F, Su (Jun) ACCT 4510
Elective See Elective Course Requirements Below 3    
Elective See Elective Course Requirements Below 3    
MAcc Specialization - Taxation
Course Number Course Name Credits Semester(s) Taught Prerequisite(s)
ACCT 6420 Taxation of Corporations/Shareholders 3 Su (May) ACCT 3510, 3520
ACCT 6440 Taxation of Flow Thru Entities 3 F ACCT 3510, 3520
ACCT 6460 Advanced Tax Topics 3 Su (Jun) ACCT 3510, 3520
Elective Suggested PFP 6060 or 6070 or 6080 3    
Elective See Elective Course Requirements Below 3    
MAcc Specialization - Personal Financial Planning
Course Number Course Name Credits Semester(s) Taught Prerequisite(s)
PFP 6060 Personal Financial Planning 3 F  N/A
PFP 6070 Retirement Planning 3 Sp  N/A
PFP 6080 Estate Planning 3 Sp  N/A
Elective See Elective Course Requirements Below 3    
Elective See Elective Course Requirements Below 3    

Specialization Elective Course Requirements

Elective course options include ACCT 6310 (Strategic Cost Management). Additional elective courses may be chosen from ACCT and PFP courses offered in other specializations or other approved graduate level course from within the Huntsman School of Business based on student experience, interests and career path choices. Common elective courses come from MIS, FIN, or ECON.

ACCT 6300 – Accounting Internship may be completed as an elective course within any specialization subject to approval by the graduate advisor.