2021-2022 Academic Catalog

M.Acc. in Accounting

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Program Description

The specialized Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) degree program expands knowledge of accounting principles and practices. Students will conduct relevant accounting research, using both primary and secondary sources. Students also will build the technical, research and communication skills required to remain relevant in this rapidly evolving profession. Courses required to earn the M.Acc. degree also help students obtain the 150 credit hours required to become a certified public accountant, or CPA. 

Program Coordinator

Dr. Joshua Chicarelli

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online delivery)

Curriculum 

Course Credits
Required Courses 21
ACC 710  Financial Accounting 3
ACC 715  Advanced Tax 3
ACC 720  Advanced Financial Accounting 3
ACC 725  Controllership 3
ACC 730  Advanced Auditing 3
ACC 735  Emerging Issues in Accounting 3
MBA 730  Managerial Decision Making 3
   
Course Options: Specialized Courses
9
Select two courses from the following:  
MBA 710  Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 3
BUS 710  Applied Data Analysis for Business 3
BUS 740  Forecasting and Predictive Modeling 3
ECO 710  Advanced Microeconomics 3
ECO 730  Applied Econometric Analysis 3
   
Select one course from the following:   
MIS 720  Business Analytics for Big Data 3
MIS 730  Decision Support Systems 3
   
Total 30

Program Requirements:

Foundation Courses: Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree with an accounting major may also be required to take one or more of the three foundation courses:

  • ACC 200  Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • ACC 301  Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 302  Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)

Program Notes:

  • ACC 200 (Financial Accounting) is a pre-requisite for Intermediate Accounting I.
  • ACC 301 (Intermediate Accounting) is a pre-requisite for Intermediate Accounting II.

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/graduate/masters/macc-degree/index.aspx