Accounting, Master of Accounting (MAcc)

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 online program offers an exceptional value to both new graduates and anyone seeking to shift gears and pursue a career in accounting.

Program Highlights

  • Provides students with the credit hours necessary to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • AACSB accredited 
  • One of the most affordable programs in the region.
  • Offers the greatest flexibility by offering courses in synchronous (online with video meeting) and asynchronous (online with no video) delivery methods. 
  • Enhances students technical understanding of all areas of accounting (tax, audit, financial, IT, and data analytics).
  • Develops the soft skills that are necessary to succeed in an ever changing environment.
  • Provides the background for greater advancement throughout your entire professional career.

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score of 500 is required. This requirement is waived for applicants meeting one of the following criteria:
    • Applicant is pursuing an accounting undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a 3.0 GPA after the completion of at least 5 upper level accounting courses.
    • Applicant has an undergraduate degree or master's degree from an AACSB accredited business school and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
    • Applicant is entering the program through the Pre-MAcc Pathway, which includes completion of the  following courses or their equivalent prior to starting the MAcc.

        • Intermediate Financial Accounting 1
        • Intermediate Financial Accounting 2
        • Individual Income Tax
        • Business Income Tax
        • Assurance Services (Auditing)
  • Resume

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Based Applicants International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling October 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

 Time to Completion: 12 months

Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Byron Pike

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