Master of Accounting
The Master of Accounting (MAcc) is designed to prepare students for professional careers in the public, private, or governmental sector. As part of this objective the program is designed to provide the educational background to become a Certified Public Accountant or to attain other professional certifications.
Educational objectives of the program include:
- To prepare students as professional accountants in public practice or in business.
- To develop each student’s intermediate proficiency in all technical competence areas of accounting generalists and to develop advanced proficiency in all technical competence areas of accounting generalists and to develop advanced proficiency in financial accounting & reporting and at least one other accounting technical competence area such as taxation, audit & assurance, accounting information systems, or managerial accounting.
Designed With You in Mind
This program is designed to be flexible, and accommodates students entering in the Fall, Spring, or Summer. There are several courses that are offered online, however most of our courses are offered in a face-to-face lecture format. Online class meetings meet the needs of working professionals, while face-to-face class meetings facilitate other forms of learning and development as well as addressing the requirements of the Texas Board of Public Accountancy and visa requirements of many international students. We offer classes in Stephenville, Fort Worth, and Waco.
30 Credit Hours (as few as 12 months)
- Admission to Tarleton State University – Graduate Studies
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is preferred (120 Credit Hours)
Plan Your Future
This master's degree is designed for hardworking individuals who desire to further their education in accounting related industries, and can lead to many career options, including:
- Certified Public Accountant
- Appraisal and Valuation Professional
- Budget Analyst
- Financial Manager
Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:
- Career counseling and My Plan
- Mock interviews
- Resume assistance
And much more!
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To prepare students for professional careers in the public, private, or governmental sector. As part of this objective, the program is designed to provide the educational background to become a Certified Public Accountant or to attain other professional certifications, including Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, etc.
Required Core – 24 Semester Hours
|ACCT||5304||Advanced Financial Accounting|
|ACCT||5305||Federal Tax Accounting I|
|ACCT||5306||Federal income Tax ll|
|ACCT||5307||Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting|
|ACCT||5323||Business & Professional Ethics for Accountants|
|ACCT||5324||Auditing and Professional Responsibility|
|ACCT or FINC||5335 or 5335||Analysis of Financial Statement Information or Analysis of Financial Statements|
Choose 3 elective graduate hours
Required Business Research Methods – 3 Semester Hours
Students will choose one of the following :
|BUSI||5397||Evidence Based Decision Making|
|ECON||5311||Econometrics and Forecasting|
Additional Graduate Business Course – 3 Semester Hours
Students will choose, as an elective, any graduate business course. Required courses taken as an undergraduate may not be retaken for MAcc degree credit. Rather, any graduate College of Business (COB) course is substituted. Certain non-COB graduate courses are allowed, with permission from the Program Coordinator.
In completing this program, students are required to pass a comprehensive examination. For the exam, students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge in all areas of Accounting (financial accounting and reporting; taxation; audit and assurance; accounting information systems; managerial accounting). To be eligible for the exam, students must have completed or be enrolled in all required courses and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Students who wish to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam should refer to:
- CPA Educational Requirements
- CMA Exam Educational Guidance
- List of courses approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.
Facilities and Features
This lab is located in the Business Building, and provide tutoring for all accounting, economics, and finance courses. Students can drop in or make an appointment for assistance on homework assignments or group projects.
The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is an organization for accounting and financial professionals who strive to better themselves in all areas of workplace etiquette, business ethics, and accounting management.
Financial Management Association (FMA) is a professional organization designed for finance and economics students. This organization is determined to encourage and recognize both academic and professional excellence in all finance related industries.
By earning your online graduate degree through an accredited human resource management program, you are guaranteed a high-quality education that prepares you for professional certification and growth.
- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Not what you were looking for? Tarleton State University offers over 100 different degrees and certifications that may be of interest to you, including:
- M.S. Information Systems
- M.B.A. Business Administration
- M.S. Human Resources Management
- B.B.A. Accounting
- B.S. Economics
- B.B.A. Finance
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