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Master of Accountancy

No matter your undergraduate background, pivot into or advance your expertise in the high-demand accounting field with Carlson School's Master of Accountancy program. Through full-time or part-time studies, you'll sharpen critical accounting skills while broadening business knowledge, be prepared to tackle ever-evolving demands and become a leader.

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The Program at a Glance

The Carlson School of Management's Master of Accountancy program offers full-time and part-time options to suit your needs. The program is designed to prepare you for a career in accounting, finance, or tax. You will learn the latest accounting principles and practices and develop the skills you need to be successful in your chosen field. Plus, you’ll be prepared to qualify for the CPA exam.

start date
Start date
January or September
Full-time (12-16 months);
Part-time (avg. 2-2.5 years)
On-campus; In-person
work experience
Not required

*Program duration depends on your track. Learn more on the curriculum page.

Customize your education

Map a degree path to meet your needs and interests in our flexible Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program. We offer tracks for those with and without an accounting undergraduate degree, and full-time and part-time options. Our rigorous core curriculum and range of electives will give you a comprehensive understanding of accounting and business. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to bring a well-rounded perspective to any organization you join and ready to take on various future roles.

What it's like to be a Master of Accountancy student

Discover what it's like to be a student at the Carlson School of Management in the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program.


Become a successful accounting, tax, or finance professional with the Carlson School. You do not need to have an undergraduate accounting degree to apply.

Tuition & Aid

A graduate degree is an investment in your future career. Scholarships and a limited number of teaching assistant positions are available.

Career Development

The Carlson School’s Graduate Business Career Center offers individualized career coaching to help you develop a sound career strategy.

5 Reasons to Get a Master of Accountancy Degree

Often referred to as the language of business, accounting records, analyzes, and reports on events affecting business entities. A master’s degree in accounting can help launch, accelerate, or pivot your career into this critical field and become central to any business's decision-making process.

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