Master of Accountancy Curriculum | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Master of Accountancy Curriculum

In fall 2015, Weatherhead’s Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program launched its new, advanced accounting curriculum, which was developed through a collaboration among Weatherhead’s world renowned accounting faculty, recruiters from top accounting firms and the Department of Accountancy Advisory Board, comprised of leaders from national, regional and local accounting firms and corporations.

MAcc Prerequisites

Because Weatherhead’s MAcc degree program builds upon skills and knowledge developed in an undergraduate accountancy program, all admitted candidates must complete certain prerequisite courses in accounting before or during the MAcc program.

See the full list of prerequisites

Required MAcc Course Curriculum

The 30 credit-hour MAcc program can be completed either full-time or part-time. All required Master of Accountancy course curriculum is listed below:

Accountancy Core Courses (24 credit hours)

  • ACCT 404 – Advanced Financial Reporting (3)
  • ACCT 405 – Advanced Federal Taxes (3)
  • ACCT 414 – Corporate Reporting and Analysis (3)
  • ACCT 431 – Tax Practice: Analysis, Planning and Communications (3)
  • ACCT 444 – Advanced Auditing Theory and Practice (3)
  • ACCT 520 – Advanced Financial Accountancy Theory (3)
  • BUAI 433 – Foundations of Probability and Statistics (3)
  • BTEC 420 – Introduction to Programming for Business Applications (3)

STEM vs. Non-Stem electives (6 credit hours)

Students are required to complete at least two elective courses at Weatherhead. Students who choose to pursue a STEM track and apply for a STEM OPT after graduation, the two elective courses should both be STEM courses.

CPA Exam: Educational Requirements for the State of Ohio

Upon completion of Weatherhead’s MAcc degree program, graduates will have satisfied the accounting educational requirements to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Ohio. Depending on a student’s previous studies, they may or may not satisfy the general business educational requirements. If students need additional business courses to meet this requirement, they are welcome to complete the credit hours at Weatherhead by taking graduate or undergraduate courses for which they qualify. Program administrators can provide suggestions and recommendations for fulfilling these hours. If students wish to sit for the examination in a state other than Ohio, they are encouraged to review the educational requirements before beginning their studies in order to plan accordingly.


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