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Master of Accountancy, M.Acc

Requirements

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree prepares students for professional positions in accounting with the potential for advancement throughout their career. Building upon an undergraduate education in accounting and business it qualifies students for entry-level positions in public accounting, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations. The MAcc qualifies students to sit for the Uniform CPA Examinations in the State of Utah which is a necessary step in becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). It also provides a base from which students may pursue related certifications such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Combined with appropriate experience the MAcc can lead to a wide variety of significant leadership positions in accounting and business including Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Total Program Credits: 30

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Admission to Woodbury School of Business Master of Accountancy program.
Discipline Core Requirements: 21 Credits
  MGMT 6215 Managing and Facilitating Professional Teams 3
  ACC 6350 Accounting Strategies for Achieving Profit Goals 3
  ACC 6430 Advanced Corporate Tax 3
  ACC 6510 Financial Auditing   3
  ACC 6560 Accounting Theory and Research 3
  ACC 6600 Business Regulation 3
  ACC 6610 Financial Statement Analysis 3
 Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
Select 9 semester credits from the following courses: 9
  ACC 6130 Case Studies in Auditing 3
  ACC 6140 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting 3
  ACC 6150 Information Systems Auditing  3
  ACC 6410 Tax Research and Procedure  3
  ACC 6440 Partnership Tax  3
  ACC 6460 Estate and Gift Tax 3

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 30 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 3.0 or above in Master of Accountancy courses.
  3. A grade of C or higher required for all courses used to satisfy graduation requirement.  
  4. If a similar course was taken at the undergraduate level, the graduate course cannot be used to meet the graduation requirement.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 6215 Managing and Facilitating Professional Teams 3
ACC 6350 Accounting Strategies for Achieving Profit Goals 3
ACC 6130 or ACC 6410 Case Studies in Auditing or
Tax Research and Procedure
3
ACC 6140 or ACC 6440 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting or
Partnership Taxation
3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 6430 Advanced Corporate Tax 3
ACC 6510 Financial Auditing 3
ACC 6150 or
ACC 6460
Information Systems Auditing or
Estate and Gift Tax
3
ACC 6610 Financial Statement Analysis 3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 6560 Accounting Theory and Research 3
ACC 6600 Business Regulation 3
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 30

Department

Woodbury School of Business

Dean: Norman S. Wright

 
 

Master of Accountancy

WSB Graduate Program Director:  Joel Helquist

 

MAcc Coordinator:  Kaylyn Curtis


Program Description

Utah Valley University offers a Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program that can be completed in one year going full time.  Students are also able to go part-time and complete the degree in two years. The MAcc degree prepares students for professional positions in accounting with potential for advancement throughout their career. It qualifies students for entry-level positions in public accounting, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations. The MAcc qualifies students to sit for the Uniform CPA Examinations in the State of Utah, a necessary step in becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). It also provides a base to pursue related certifications as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Ultimately, a MAcc can lead to a wide variety of significant leadership positions in accounting and business including CFO and CEO.

The MAcc “prepares professionally competent people” by meeting the minimum education required to become a CPA and “promotes student success” by qualifying students to seek professional level positions in accounting. Educational expectations of accounting professionals have increased and the MAcc degree will make UVU students more competitive for entry level positions and improve upward mobility throughout their career. The MAcc program at UVU meets local and regional needs. It is a professional degree which promotes student success and lifelong learning. Economic development is enhanced by providing needed accounting talent. MAcc graduates are a source of leadership talent for business, government, and not-for-profit entities.

Prerequisites

Applicants are expected to meet the following minimum criteria:

  • bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent for international students.
  • minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
  • minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-division accounting courses.
  • completion of the GMAT exam with scores acceptable to the admissions committee.
  • foreign students must complete the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Prerequisite Courses (or equivalent classes) from Undergraduate Studies: 

ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting
ACCT 3010 Intermediate I
ACCT 3020 Intermediate II
ACC 3300 Cost Management
ACC 3510 Accounting Information Systems
ACC 3400 Individual Income Tax
ACC 4110 Auditing

Application Process

Baccalaureate degree holders with both business and non-business majors may apply. Deadlines and current application requirements are posted on the website, www.uvu.edu/macc. Applicants must submit all of the following to the Woodbury School of Business:

  1. Completed application online, www.uvu.edu/admissions
  2. Remit a nonrefundable $45 fee by check or money order (payable to UVU).
  3. Forward all official university transcripts.
  4. Respond to the one admission essay questions.
  5. Submit a current resume that includes educational background and professional work experience.
  6. Provide two letters of recommendation. Recommenders can send letters of recommendation or complete electronic evaluation forms.

Send official GMAT test scores. GMAT registration is available at www.mba.com. Submit TOEFL scores with a minimum of 79 for the Internet-based test (This is only for applicants for whom English is a second language and who have not earned a degree in the U.S.)

  1. Student interviews may also be requested at the discretion of the student selection committee.

Reapplication

If an applicant is not admitted, he/she may reapply again at a later time. All current admission requirements at the time of application must be met.

Satisfactory Progress

Continuation in the Master of Accountancy program is determined by: (1) satisfactory progress (C or higher) in all courses (completed courses with a grade lower than a C must be repeated) and (2) faculty committee chair and the graduate admission and retention committee recommendation.

Academic Probation

A student can be recommended for academic probation for the following reason(s): (1) Failure to meet the scholarship requirements of the Graduate Program of an overall GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher, with no individual course grade lower than C; (2) Failure to complete prescribed courses; and/or (3) Failure to adhere to University student rights and responsibilities standards.

Dismissal from the Program

A student can be dismissed from the Master of Business Administration program for the following reason(s):

  1. Academic dishonesty;
  2. Continued failure to meet academic standards; and/or
  3. Continued failure to adhere to University student rights and responsibilities standards.

Courses

Admission to the Master of Accountancy program is a requirement for enrollment into all Master of Accountancy courses.

 
 
2017-18 Graduate--Tuition and General Fee Schedule
RESIDENT     NON-RESIDENT    
Credit Hours Tuition  Fees  Total   Credit Hours Tuition   Fees   Total  
0.5 247.00 17.50 264.50 0.5 599.50 17.50 617.00
1.0 494.00 35.00 529.00 1.0 1,199.00 35.00 1,234.00
1.5 741.00 52.50 793.50 1.5 1,798.50 52.50 1,851.00
2.0 988.00 70.00 1,058.00 2.0 2,398.00 70.00 2,468.00
2.5 1,235.00 87.50 1,322.50 2.5 2,997.50 87.50 3,085.00
3.0 1,482.00 105.00 1,587.00 3.0 3,597.00 105.00 3,702.00
3.5 1,729.00 122.50 1,851.50 3.5 4,196.50 122.50 4,319.00
4.0 1,976.00 140.00 2,116.00 4.0 4,796.00 140.00 4,936.00
4.5 2,223.00 157.50 2,380.50 4.5 5,395.50 157.50 5,553.00
5.0 2,470.00 175.00 2,645.00 5.0 5,995.00 175.00 6,170.00
5.5 2,717.00 192.50 2,909.50 5.5 6,594.50 192.50 6,787.00
6.0 2,964.00 210.00 3,174.00 6.0 7,194.00 210.00 7,404.00
6.5 3,211.00 227.50 3,438.50 6.5 7,793.50 227.50 8,021.00
7.0 3,458.00 245.00 3,703.00 7.0 8,393.00 245.00 8,638.00
7.5 3,705.00 262.50 3,967.50 7.5 8,992.50 262.50 9,255.00
8.0 3,952.00 280.00 4,232.00 8.0 9,592.00 280.00 9,872.00
8.5 4,199.00 297.50 4,496.50 8.5 10,191.50 297.50 10,489.00
9.0 4,446.00 315.00 4,761.00 9.0 10,791.00 315.00 11,106.00
9.5 4,693.00 332.50 5,025.50 9.5 11,390.50 332.50 11,723.00
10.0 4,940.00 350.00 5,290.00 10.0 11,990.00 350.00 12,340.00
10.5 5,187.00 350.00 5,537.00 10.5 12,589.50 350.00 12,939.50
11.0 5,434.00 350.00 5,784.00 11.0 13,189.00 350.00 13,539.00
11.5 5,681.00 350.00 6,031.00 11.5 13,788.50 350.00 14,138.50
Equal Tuition Payment for 12.0-18.0 credit hours
12.0 5,928.00 350.00 6,278.00 12.0 14,388.00 350.00 14,738.00
12.5 5,928.00 350.00 6,278.00 12.5 14,388.00 350.00 14,738.00
13.0 5,928.00 350.00 6,278.00 13.0 14,388.00 350.00 14,738.00
13.5 5,928.00 350.00 6,278.00 13.5 14,388.00 350.00 14,738.00
14.0 5,928.00 350.00 6,278.00 14.0 14,388.00 350.00 14,738.00
14.5 5,928.00 350.00 6,278.00 14.5 14,388.00 350.00 14,738.00
15.0 5,928.00 350.00 6,278.00 15.0 14,388.00 350.00 14,738.00
15.5 5,928.00 350.00 6,278.00 15.5 14,388.00 350.00 14,738.00
16.0 5,928.00 350.00 6,278.00 16.0 14,388.00 350.00 14,738.00
16.5 5,928.00 350.00 6,278.00 16.5 14,388.00 350.00 14,738.00
17.0 5,928.00 350.00 6,278.00 17.0 14,388.00 350.00 14,738.00
17.5 5,928.00 350.00 6,278.00 17.5 14,388.00 350.00 14,738.00
18.0 5,928.00 350.00 6,278.00 18.0 14,388.00 350.00 14,738.00
End of Equal Tuition Payment for 12.0-18.0 credit hours
18.5 6,175.00 350.00 6,525.00 18.5 14,987.50 350.00 15,337.50
19.0 6,422.00 350.00 6,772.00 19.0 15,587.00 350.00 15,937.00
19.5 6,669.00 350.00 7,019.00 19.5 16,186.50 350.00 16,536.50
20.0 6,916.00 350.00 7,266.00 20.0 16,786.00 350.00 17,136.00
20.5 7,163.00 350.00 7,513.00 20.5 17,385.50 350.00 17,735.50
21.0 7,410.00 350.00 7,760.00 21.0 17,985.00 350.00 18,335.00
21.5 7,657.00 350.00 8,007.00 21.5 18,584.50 350.00 18,934.50
22.0 7,904.00 350.00 8,254.00 22.0 19,184.00 350.00 19,534.00
22.5 8,151.00 350.00 8,501.00 22.5 19,783.50 350.00 20,133.50
23.0 8,398.00 350.00 8,748.00 23.0 20,383.00 350.00 20,733.00
23.5 8,645.00 350.00 8,995.00 23.5 20,982.50 350.00 21,332.50
24.0 8,892.00 350.00 9,242.00 24.0 21,582.00 350.00 21,932.00
24.5 9,139.00 350.00 9,489.00 24.5 22,181.50 350.00 22,531.50
25.0 9,386.00 350.00 9,736.00 25.0 22,781.00 350.00 23,131.00

Faculty

Joel Helquist(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Accounting
Faculty

Department: Accounting Graduate Studies

B.S, M.A., Accountancy, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Management Information Systems, University of Arizona.

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