Offered in both Mankato and the Twin Cities, Minnesota State Mankato’s Master of Accounting program provides students with the credit hours necessary to become a Certified Public Accountant, prepares them for success in a dynamic job market and produces graduates with skills and abilities that will allow them to advance faster. The 12-month program offers an exceptional value to both new graduates and anyone seeking to shift gears and pursue a career in public accounting.
"I entered the MAcc program because I felt that it would better prepare me for the CPA exam as opposed to getting a second major. Following my undergraduate courses, I was primarily interested in working as an auditor. However, the MAcc program offered courses that sparked my interest in tax accounting. Following graduation from the program, I interviewed at Big 4 firms for both tax and audit positions. I ended up accepting an offer for a tax position thanks to the experiences I received from the MAcc program."
MAcc graduates offer an exceptional value to accounting firms, who are looking for employees who have done more than just fulfill the state’s required 150 credit hours. They want to see those additional credit hours focused on professional leadership skills and advanced accounting skills.
Admission to the MAcc Program is competitive. An undergraduate degree is required for admittance; undergraduates in their senior year can apply for admission but would not be able to take MAcc courses until their degree is conferred.
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Our courses have been designed to correlate to each of the four parts of the CPA exam - financial accounting and reporting, auditing and attestation, business environment and concepts, and regulations - and to address the leadership and communication skills firms seek.