Master of Accounting (MAcc) Online

College of Business|Academic Programs|Accounting

Offered fully online, the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program provides students with the credit hours necessary to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and prepares students for success in a dynamic job market. Courses combine the needed technical knowledge with soft-skill components that results in well-rounded professionals that are equipped for faster advancement into leadership positions. The 12-month online program offers exceptional value to both new graduates and anyone seeking to shift gears and pursue a career in accounting.

Pre-MAcc Pathway

Is your bachelor’s degree in a field other than accounting? Are you seeking a career change and want access to the accounting profession? Do you want in-demand skills with expanded career opportunities?

You came to the right place! Our Pre-MAcc Pathway is the fastest way to enter the accounting profession while meeting requirements for CPA licensure. You will take five courses that provide the foundation for entry into the MAcc program.

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"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."

Sam Heidelk

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Tuition and Fees

Benefits of the MAcc Program

Byron Pike - MAcc Director

Professor of Accounting, Master of Accounting (MAcc) Director, Allen Lenzmeier Accounting Professor of External Partnerships


MAcc graduates offer an exceptional value to employers, 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.

Application & Program Requirements

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.

Pre-MAcc Pathway

For individuals with undergraduate degrees outside of accounting, completing the MAcc is the fastest pathway to enter the profession and become CPA eligible.

MAcc Testimonials

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Professional Certification/Licensure Disclosure

MAcc program meets state educational requirements for initial licensure or certification for students with an undergraduate degree in accounting, and for students entering through the Pre-MAcc Pathway, it meets requirements in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Utah.

Graduate Certificates

Minnesota State University Mankato’s College of Business offers a comprehensive range of academic programs in Graduate Certificates in Taxation and Assurance, designed for those seeking a solid foundation in these specialized areas.