Master of Accounting Requirements
Master of Accounting (MAcc) RequirementsProgram Director: Ryan Pace, 801-626-7562
The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program is a graduate program focused on curriculum that will prepare you to work in the accounting field in various roles. Our Master of Accounting program prepares graduates to take jobs as auditors for large accounting firms, managers in corporate accounting, or CPAs.
The Goddard School of Business & Economics MAcc degree satisfies the requirements of the Utah Certified Public Accountant Licensing Act for those wishing to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination.
Grade Requirements: A MAcc student must complete all MAcc program courses, including electives, with a grade of "C" or higher. In addition, the overall program GPA must be 3.0 or higher.
Credit Hour Requirements: The program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours beyond a bachelor's degree in accounting.
It is expected that the Master of Accounting Program will entail approximately two semesters of full-time study for a student with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Students with other business-related degrees can expect to spend about two years in the program. Those with non-business related undergraduate degrees should plan to spend at least three years in the program.
- A four year Bachelor’s degree (average GPA is approximately 3.5). If the major is not Accounting leveling courses will be required after acceptance to the program.
- GMAT test (average score is approximately 580).
Applicants must submit a completed application form and current resume, as well as transcripts from every institution of higher education attended. Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one of these letters should come from individuals who can evaluate the applicant's academic abilities. All letters should address the applicant's potential for successful graduate study. Each applicant is considered on an individual basis.
Additional Admission Requirements for International Students:
All international students and any applicant educated outside the U.S. must demonstrate proficiency in English. Those whose native language is not English, or whose language of instruction for their undergraduate degree was not English, will be required to submit a score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) which is not more than two years old and on which a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) has been earned.
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* For an applicant to be considered for a scholarship the application must be received by the date in parenthesis. For priority scholarship consideration Fall applications must be in by April 1. There will be a 2nd round of Fall scholarships decided upon for applications received by July 1.
Application for admission must include GMAT scores, official undergraduate transcripts, resume, and two letters of recommendation.
It is expected that the Master of Accounting Program will entail approximately two semesters of full-time study for a student with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Students with other business-related degrees can expect to spend about two years in the program. Those with non-business related undergraduate degrees should plan to spend at least three years in the program.All MAcc students are required to complete the following courses (21 credit hours):
- MACC 6120 Financial Accounting and Reporting (3)
- MACC 6130 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting (3)
- MACC 6160 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
- MACC 6330 Strategic Management Accounting (3)
- MACC 6560 Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services (3)
- MACC 6570 Information Systems Auditing (3)
- MACC 6610 Advanced Accounting Information Systems (3)