Abilene Christian University
College of Business Administration
ACU's Master of Accountancy program prepares graduates for careers that begin in public accounting. Most students intend to become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and the Master of Accountancy is the best pathway to sit for the CPA exam.
Why a Master of Accountancy?
To become a CPA in the United States, candidates must sit for and pass the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination. In Texas and 44 additional states, students are required to have 150 hours of study before sitting for the CPA exam. A Master of Accountancy degree enables you to reach the 150-hour threshold, better prepares you as a professional and for the CPA, and equips you with a master’s degree while doing so. Additionally, residents of the state of Texas who are not CPAs are prohibited from holding the titles of accountant or auditor.
While some jobs in accounting are available for individuals with only a bachelor's degree, persons with a master's degree are more likely to advance in the workplace, increasing responsibility and salary.
Why a Master of Accountancy at ACU?
• Ninety-eight percent of students graduate from ACU’s program having already secured employment in accounting firms nationwide.
• Graduates of ACU's Master of Accountancy program have an excellent pass rate on the CPA exam on their first attempt.
• Students are required to take courses from outside the College of Business Administration, creating more
The M.Acc. degree is a 30-hour program that can be completed in one year by students with an undergraduate degree in accounting. Students with other business degrees, and students without business degrees, could expect to complete the program in two to three years.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
In State Tuition (per year): 15662 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 15662 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA).
Locale: Midsize City