The goal of the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is to provide students with the greater breadth and depth of accounting and business knowledge needed to pursue a career as a professional accountant in public practice, industry, or non-profit organizations. In addition, the program is designed to provide students possessing an undergraduate degree in accounting with the additional hours needed to apply for and take the CPA exam.
The completion of the MAcc is one way to meet the educational requirements of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Indiana. The Indiana Legislature requires 150 hours of college credit including specific courses in accounting, related business fields, and communications to become a licensed CPA. The technical content of our program will give you a foundation to assist your preparation for such exam.
If you elect to major in accounting, you may prepare yourself for a variety of accounting careers in industry, government, not-for-profit organizations, and public accounting. Many accountants are self-employed, operating their own businesses. Public accountants use their skills in auditing, taxation and consulting. Forensic accountants practice investigative accounting. Internal accountants verify the accuracy of their organization’s internal records and check for mismanagement, waste, or fraud. Accountants are in high demand by government agencies such as the IRS, FBI and CIA. Accounting also provides an excellent undergraduate background for a law degree.