Why a Carlson Master of Accountancy?
The Carlson School Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program:
What are the benefits of a Carlson Master of Accountancy?
While each of our students and alumni decided to pursue a masters degree for individual reasons, some common themes have emerged as to the reason for and benefits of completing the Carlson MAcc.
As they enter the final year of their undergraduate program, many students simply do not feel ready to begin a career (and may not be sure why). Some who have started working may decide to significantly change their career path.
Accounting majors have a range of career options to consider such as public accounting firms, private industry or public sector positions. There are also International public accounting firms, national, regional and local firms or other specific areas in public accounting with audit, tax or consulting.
The accounting profession has become increasingly multifaceted and complex. There have been major developments occurring in accounting (International Financial ReportingStandards [IFRS]), auditing (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board [PCAOB]), legislation (Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley) and technology (XBRL). Many students feel the need to expand their learning before beginning career.
Students recognize they will likely make a number of career changes in the future. In a job market that has become increasingly competitive, a masters degree may be a necessary requirement for many positions.
A Carlson MAcc can provide the learning and career development environment to prepare you for your career. In addition to helping students complete the 150 hour requirement for their CPA license, a Carlson MAcc can prove to be an invaluable asset on their resume in the future.
At Carlson, our up-to-date facilities and technology and our research priorities reflect our commitment to build an environment that advances critical thinking and the application of new knowledge.
We believe that access to cutting edge technology and resources enables students to function at their highest level and to compete as business leaders in the global marketplace.