Master of Accountancy Curriculum | Weatherhead

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 is a full-time program typically beginning in the fall semester. All required Master of Accountancy course curriculum is listed below:

Fall Semester Courses (15 credit hours)

Spring Semester Courses (15 credit hours)

  • ACCT 406 – Auditor's Role in AIS Accounting
  • ACCT 431 – Tax Practice: Analysis, Planning and Communications
  • ACCT 444 – Advanced Auditing Theory and Practice
  • ACCT 495A – Advanced Accounting Seminar (Audit)*
  • ACCT 540 – Corporate Governance and Contemporary Accounting Policy

Master of Accountancy Concentration(s)*

Students must complete at least one concentration in either Financial Reporting and Attestation Services or U.S. Taxation by completing the related series of three one-credit hour ACCT 495: Advanced Accounting Seminars. The U.S. Taxation (“Tax”) related seminars, ACCT 495T, are offered in the fall and the Financial Reporting and Attestation Services (“Audit”) related seminars, ACCT 495A, are offered in the spring.

If students choose not to complete a second concentration, MAcc students may select one elective (3 credit hours) in an area that complements a professional accountancy career. A list of approved graduate supporting electives will be provided each semester. If a student hasn’t completed the U.S. Business Law prerequisite, the graduate equivalent may be taken and used to fulfill this requirement.

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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