The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Program offered by Gardner-Webb University is structured to prepare today's accountant for the significant changes that are impacting the accounting profession. 

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A Master of Accountancy will provide you with the technical skills, advanced training in specific disciplines, and reality-based education experience to prepare you for upper-level accounting careers and financial positions in today’s dynamic global business environment.

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As a student in the Master of Accountancy program, you will deepen your knowledge of the key functions of accounting and how it applies to economics, finance, international business, management, information systems, marketing, operations, statistics, and more. You will learn how to demonstrate leadership and business decision-making skills, while also gaining experience in the application of accounting concepts through internships, service opportunities, course projects, course simulations, and interaction with business leaders.

The program will also provide you with the educational experience to meet the North Carolina State Board of Public Accountancy’s 150-hour requirement to obtain the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination.

A graduate degree in accounting offers advanced training for careers that include:

  1. financial management
  2. budget analysis
  3. financial planning
  4. taxes
  5. auditing
  6. research
  7. record keeping

Graduates often work for accounting firms, the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies, and businesses such as hospitals, public school systems, multinational corporations, and nonprofit organizations.

In addition to the University’s prerequisites, the Master of Accountancy requires a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of graduate studies, including 15 hours of core curriculum, nine accounting elective hours and six graduate business elective hours. A student may take nine to 15 accounting elective hours by selecting an emphasis, or a combination of different areas. The required curriculum includes a Capstone course in advanced auditing.

Additional information, including specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

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