Master of Accountancy, M.Acc

The Master of Accountancy (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.

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.  

9. 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.