Program Structure

The Master of Accountancy students have diverse backgrounds and a wide range of experiences. About one-quarter of the students in the program come from a non-accounting background, with students joining from a wide variety of undergraduate degrees such as history, journalism, life sciences, and dance.

Because the MAcc program is open to all majors, the program is split into two separate tracks:

Accounting Undergraduates

In this track, you will complete a minimum of 30 credit hours, including seven required accounting courses for 14 semester credits. The remaining 16 credits are elective courses. Students typically complete this track in two semesters. Finance majors may also apply for this sequence.

Non-Accounting Undergraduates

For non-accounting majors, you will complete a maximum of 44 credits, which includes eleven required courses for 28 semester credits. The remaining 16 credits are elective courses. Students typically complete this sequence in three or four semesters.

The flexibility offered by the Carlson School allows students to map degree paths that are as individual as they are. While you are encouraged to structure the program to suit your needs, these are examples of common pathways MAcc students choose:

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