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About the Master of Accountancy Program

The Carlson School Master of Accountancy program is designed to help you develop critical thinking and analytics skills that’ll help you excel in the dynamic accounting landscape and to become a leader in your profession. You’ll gain an understanding of the full business spectrum and how accountants play a vital role in an organization’s success. Our flexible program is here to help you succeed in this high-demand field.


Program at a Glance

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Start date
January or September
Full-time or Part-time
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2 Program tracks
Accounting undergrads (30 credits)
Non-accounting undergrads (44 credits)
Full-time: 12 or 16 months
Part-time: avg. 2 to 2.5 years

*Program duration depends on your track.


Program Structure

We offer two tracks: a 30-credit track for those with accounting undergraduates, and a 44-credit track for those with non-accounting undergraduates. Both can be completed full-time or part-time, and satisfy the 150 credit hour requirement to qualify for the CPA exam.


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You’ll study the latest accounting topics through required coursework, including internal control, SEC, and accounting information systems. To customize your studies, you'll also take electives that align with your interests.

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You’ll learn from experienced accounting professionals and world-class faculty researchers. Get a valuable glimpse into on-the-job challenges while absorbing the latest insight from research on key issues in accounting, finance, taxation, and more.

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Internship for credit

Take advantage of the 2-credit internship class. You can apply and pursue accounting internships during the program and have it count towards graduation credit requirements.

Preparing you for your future career

The Master of Accountancy faculty and curriculum prepares you to succeed in accounting careers after graduation and beyond.

Explore the accountancy curriculum