The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program provides students with the credit hours necessary to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), prepares them for success in a dynamic job market, and produces graduates with skills and abilities that will allow them to advance faster. With convenient classes offered by respected faculty, the 12-month program offers an exceptional value to both new graduates and those looking to transition into a career in accounting.

MAcc graduates offer an enhanced value to employers, who are looking for employees who have done more than just fulfilling the state’s required 150 credit hours. The MAcc provides additional credit hours focused on professional leadership skills and advanced accounting skills

Our program incorporates both theory and technical expertise as well as the professional skills that employers are looking for: the ability to communicate clearly, collaborate easily, work well in a team, find new solutions, and keep an open mind.

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are actively recruited by public accounting firms, corporations, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. To become a CPA, an individual must complete 150 credits of college-level coursework - but an undergraduate degree in accounting only requires 120 credit hours. The MAcc provides the additional 30 credits and is sought after by many employers which regularly request MAcc credentials. In public accounting firms, advancement opportunities without a CPA are limited, and most firms want entry-level employees to have earned the necessary credits in a more meaningful way than a double major before beginning employment.

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s MAcc program is one of the most affordable programs in the region with additional opportunities for academic assistance through graduate assistantship positions. Furthermore, courses are offered online with synchronous (Zoom-based) components to allow for maximum flexibility while maintaining access to exceptional faculty members.

As one of the few AACSB accredited business programs in the upper Midwest, the College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato provides quality accounting education through its MAcc program.

For more information contact:

Dr. Byron Pike
Address: Morris Hall 150
Phone: 507-389-6909
Email: byron.pike@mnsu.edu

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