Master of Accountancy (MACC)

Advance your career with a MACC degree

Looking for a master’s in accounting? At Carroll College, our fully online Master of Accountancy (MACC) program allows for maximum flexibility while also delivering rigorous, faculty-designed coursework. You’ll gain both technical accounting knowledge as well as the soft skills needed to thrive in any professional setting. Our program coincides with each section of the CPA exam, so you’ll sit for each portion of the test as you master the coinciding course material. Whether you’re looking to start or advance your career, you will gain the expertise required to serve as a trusted, strategic advisor, and decision maker.

Program Highlights

Master the core subjects of accounting as well as leading-edge curriculum covering current accounting trends, stakeholder value creation, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting.

Unique aspects of the online Master of Accountancy curriculum include:

  • Sustainability Accounting/Integrated Reporting (ESG reporting)
  • Forensic Accounting and Data Analytics
  • Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • NASBA Ethical Leadership Certification
  • Peregrine Write & Cite Training

 

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Flexible Learning

Whether you're a career advancer, career launcher, or career changer, our flexible MACC program will help you reach your goals. Program courses are 100% online and designed for both full- and part-time students, including those who are already professionals in their communities. Full-time students graduate in one year and may sit for each section of the CPA exam while completing their degree. You’ll be able to build connections with fellow MACC program students as well as develop the professional skills necessary for remote team interactions during your virtual residency and by using our virtual learning platform.

Career Outlook

The outlook for accounting professionals is bright, and the profession offers a diverse range of employment opportunities. In June 2020, LinkedIn listed accountants (CPAs) as the number one job with the fastest-growing demand, and CPAs were among the Top 10 most in-demand professionals. Both the U.S. Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics expect the increasing need for accountants to continue.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Master of Accountancy program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze technical accounting problems and formulate solutions using theories, concepts, and practice of professional accountancy.
  • Apply standards of legal and/or ethical behavior in accounting decision-making.
  • Participate as a team member to solve accounting challenges.
  • Demonstrate research, analysis, writing, and presentation of complex accounting issues appropriate to a variety of audiences.

 

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Carroll College’s MACC program has been an absolutely amazing experience for me. Not only has it allowed me the opportunity to fine-tune and expand my knowledge of accounting, but it has also given me the ability to sit for the CPA exam. Participating in the MACC program has been my best academic decision thus far.

George Nemie
Current MACC Student

George Nemie

 

Curriculum & Courses

In addition to the core accounting subjects of auditing, tax, financial, and managerial accounting, our online MACC program includes ethical and legal issues, in-depth theory, and more. The cutting-edge reporting embedded in our program is promoted by highly regarded organizations, including the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

Course examples:

BA 503 - Financial Accounting Theory, Research, & Practice

Explore financial reporting conceptual frameworks, principles, and rules for various entities in this course. You’ll master concepts and skills required in a variety of financial reporting situations.

BA 536 - Sustainability Accounting & Integrated Reporting

Explore contemporary issues related to the integration of social responsibility, environmental issues, and long-term profitability in an entity’s reporting. You’ll learn GRI sustainability reporting guidelines, the IIRC framework, and the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards of the SASB.

BA 575 - Managerial Accounting & Contemporary Business Issues

In this course, you’ll examine contemporary issues such as governance, globalization, economic concerns, information systems, financial and operational management, managerial accounting, and strategic planning.

 

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Our Mission

Both Carroll College and our Business Department strive to provide students with an experience centered on both vocation and enlightenment. Inspired by the college’s liberal arts traditions, the mission of our MACC program is to provide you with the strong ethical foundation and globally informed knowledge and skills necessary for today’s dynamic professional environment.

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The Business Department at Carroll College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The fully online Master of Accountancy (MACC) program at Carroll College is the same area of study and level of degree as other master’s in accounting programs. It is a graduate professional degree designed to prepare you for a career in public accounting.

Absolutely. The market and need for strong certified public accountants (CPAs) cannot be understated. In 2017, CNNMoney included CPA in the 100 Best Jobs in America. Nationwide, demand and wages for new professional accountants are projected to remain high through 2024. In U.S. jurisdictions, individuals are required to earn 150 credit hours before becoming certified as a CPA, making a master’s in accounting even more desirable. Some jurisdictions require applicants to earn 150 credit hours prior to sitting for the CPA exam while some states require accounting credits to be taken at the master’s level in order to sit for the CPA exam (be sure to verify what your state needs).

    The Carroll College Master of Accountancy program aims to provide students with the encouragement to meet the challenge of an increasingly dynamic and complex business environment, opening the door to a range of career opportunities that include:

    • Financial Analyst
    • Auditor
    • Forensic Accountant
    • Corporate Controller
    • Chief Financial Officer
    • Information and Technology Accountant
    Full-time students complete the program in one year. Part-time students complete the program in two years.
    Students with different financial backgrounds choose to attend Carroll College every year. There are many ways to fund your college experience and invest in your education and future. Find out more

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