Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program prepares students for a successful, professional career in accounting and, additionally, for the CPA Exam. A MAcc positions our students for the fast track to leadership roles in either public accounting or corporate environments.
Who It's For
The Westminster MAcc degree is designed as a fifth-year, full-time evening program to satisfy the requirements for CPA licensure. We encourage our students to hold daytime jobs in accounting and will offer assistance in locating students in local CPA firms. Students who follow our program should be fully licensed as CPAs within twelve months of finishing their undergraduate accounting degree.
- The classes are structured to be completed in five 7-week blocks spread over 45 weeks
- Students come to campus 2 to 3 nights per week
- Westminster believes in a hands-on learning approach. Small class sizes (average 20-25) allows an internal control audit; visiting governmental and business offices; and interacting with visiting professionals
- MAcc students have the opportunity to attend classes and activities with Westminster MBA students including Master Track, Power Lunches, Delta Mu Delta, Opportunity Quest, International Context Tour, and Lectures in Entrepreneurship
- Students are encouraged to sit for and pass one section of the CPA Exam at the conclusion of each block. Our MAcc courses integrate CPA Exam simulations with textbook material, experiential learning, and research projects
- In addition to mastering accounting skills, our students focus on developing written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Each of our students has the opportunity to watch and evaluate their performance in communication exercises
*The pass rate for students taking the CPA Exam directly following a block of classes is above 90%.
How Long It Takes
The MAcc is designed as a one-year, full-time evening program.