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Master of Accountancy, M.Acc

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Requirements

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree prepares students for professional positions in accounting with potential for advancement throughout their career. It qualifies students for entrylevel 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.

Total Program Credits: 30

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Application for admission to graduate program with application fee by the established deadline.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all universities attended.
  3. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university, a nationally accredited program, or the international equivalent.
  4. A 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 GPA calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate work.
  5. For international students whose native language is not English, submit official TOEFL or IELTS band scores. A TOEFL score of 80 iBT (550 pBT) or higher, or an IELTS band score of 6.5 or higher within the past two years is required.
  6. International students must also meet all US government requirements for international students.
  7. The university uses a selective admissions process for admitting students to graduate programs. Meeting minimum admissions criteria does not guarantee admission to the graduate program or to the University as a graduate student.
  8. Required prerequisite classes to the MAcc program must be taken from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an AACSB International accredited business program. A minimum average GPA of 3.0 in the prerequisite classes is required. No individual grade for a prerequisite class may be a C or lower. Required prerequisite classes include Acc 3300 and 3510 or their equivalents. Required prerequisite classes also include Acc 3010, 3020, 4110, and 3400 or their equivalents which must cover U.S. financial accounting, auditing, and tax standards and regulations.
Accounting Certification Core 9 Credits
  ACC 6400 Advanced Taxation of Business Entities 3
  ACC 6510 Financial Auditing   3
  ACC 6560 Financial Accounting Theory and Research I 3
Financial Leadership Core 12 Credits
  ACC 6060 Professionalism and Leadership 3
  ACC 6300 Advanced Data Analytics in Accounting 3
  ACC 6540 Professional Ethics in Accounting and Auditing 3
  ACC 6350 Management Control Systems 3
or ACC 6600 Business Law for Accountants (3)  
 Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
Select 9 semester credits from the following courses: 9
  ACC 6020 Advanced Financial Accounting Applications (3)  
  ACC 6030 Financial Accounting and Reporting (3)  
  ACC 6130 Case Studies in Auditing (3)  
  ACC 6140 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting (3)  
  ACC 6150 Information Systems Auditing (3)  
  ACC 6250 Financial Reporting and Analysis (3)  
  ACC 6350 Management Control Systems (3) (if not already taken)  
  ACC 6410 Tax Research and Procedure (3)  
  ACC 6420 Principles of Corporate Tax (3)  
  ACC 6430 Advanced Corporate Tax (3)  
  ACC 6440 Partnership Tax (3)  
  ACC 6460 Estate and Gift Tax (3)  
  ACC 6580 Financial Accounting Theory and Research II (3)  
  ACC 6600 Business Law for Accountants (3) (if not already taken)  
  ACC 6610 Financial Statement Research and Analysis (3)  
  ACC 679R Special Topics in Accounting (3)  
  Other master's level course as approved by the program  

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. A minimum of 30 credit hours shall be completed.
  2. Graduate coursework shall be completed within a six-year period.
  3. Credit for courses in which a student earns a grade of C- or lower shall not be applied toward any master’s degree or graduate certificate program.
  4. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher shall be maintained in graduate program courses.
  5. Graduate credits accepted from another regionally accredited institution or equivalent shall have been completed within four years of the graduate student’s matriculation into the graduate program and cannot be older than six years at the time of graduation with a master’s degree or graduate certificate from the University.
  6. A minimum of 20 of graduate credit hours must be completed at Utah Valley University.

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
ACC 6060 Professionalism and Leadership 3
ACC 6400 Advanced Taxation of Business Entities 3
ACC 6510 Financial Auditing 3
ACC 6540 Professional Ethics in Accounting and Auditing 3
Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 6300 Advanced Data Analytics in Accounting 3
ACC 6350 or ACC 6600 Management Control Systems or Business Law for Accountants 3
ACC 6560 Financial Accounting Theory and Research I 3
Elective   6
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 30

Department

Master of Accountancy Graduate Program

The Master of Accountancy Graduate Program is in the Woodbury School of Business. To find the most up-to-date information on Master of Accountancy Graduate Program, visit their website.

Master of Accountancy Graduate Program