University of Central Arkansas
College of Business Administration
The objective of the program is to give students greater breadth and depth of accounting knowledge and, if desired, a specialization in taxation. The program provides the academic background needed to begin a professional accounting career. Outstanding employment opportunities in public accounting, industry, and government await graduates of the Master of Accountancy program.The MAcc program is a comprehensive program that develops students' conceptual and technical accounting competence, communication skills, research and analytical abilities, and leadership skills. The UCA MAcc focuses on the common body of knowledge recommended by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and builds on the traditional undergraduate accounting courses. Consequently, graduates are well prepared to sit for and pass the CPA exam. However, UCA takes students beyond the knowledge required on the CPA exam. Students learn the theory behind accounting and auditing procedures so they can adapt to an ever changing environment. The program encourages life-long learning and is unique in two respects: (1) The UCA MAcc teaches leadership through a course that focuses on the application of leadership in business and accounting organizations. (2) The program also requires a case studies course in which students learn to use multiple resources to solve management and accounting problems.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Facts & Figures
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Fringe Town
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999