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Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business
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Program Description

The stand-alone Master of Accountancy program is open to qualified students who already have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university in any field of study. The program presupposes a basic level of accounting and business knowledge and skill. All students, therefore, must complete the required prerequisites, either before admission or as part of their degree program.

The curriculum consists of 33 hours of graduate coursework, including:

  • 21 hours in graduate accounting. Students may use those 21 hours to develop a meaningful specialization in a functional area of interest or may take a more generalist approach. Areas of interest include:
    • Assurance Services
    • Financial Reporting
    • Taxation
  • 12 hours in graduate level business electives. This remaining portion of the program is designed to give students a foundation in business. Students are encouraged to develop a meaningful and marketable supporting area (e.g., finance, management information systems).

Students who have previously met all of the prerequisite requirements may complete the 33-hour program in three terms. It may take those with no prior business studies two years to complete the entire program including prerequisites.