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MACC Program

Else School of Management - Master of Accountancy


MAcc ProgramThe Master of Accountancy curriculum is designed to provide students with greater depth and breadth in accounting education than the Bachelor of Accounting or Master of Business Administration degrees. Students with undergraduate degrees in accounting and students with degrees in fields other than accounting may pursue the MACC degree, although students with little or no academic background in accounting or business are required to take additional undergraduate or foundation courses to qualify for the 600-level courses.


The MACC program includes 15 hours of accounting prerequisites.* These prerequisites prepare the student for advanced study of accounting. Completion or waiver of a prerequisite is required for advanced study. Professional designations may also be accepted to waive the corresponding prerequisite courses. The following prerequisite accounting courses are required for the MACC:

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Auditing I
  • Individual Income Taxation
  • Advanced Financial Accounting

*Additional course work may be required for the student to sit for the CPA exam. Prospective students who intend to sit for the CPA exam are encouraged to visit the State Board's website at http://www.msbpa.state.ms.us/ for more information.

Required Coursework

MAcc students are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours in advanced course work to include the required courses. The required courses are:

  • Accounting 642 - Advanced Taxation
  • Accounting 653 - Advanced Auditing Topics
  • Accounting 681 - Advanced Cost Accounting
  • Accounting 675 - Advanced Financial Reporting Theory and Problems

Accounting 676, Government/Nonprofit Accounting, is required if not completed in the undergraduate curriculum.


For complete course descriptions, see our online graduate catalog.