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St. Edward's University

12 months
1610 USD/credit 48300 USD/year
1610 USD/credit 48300 USD/year
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Graduates of the Accounting program of St. Edward's University are prepared for career advancement in the accounting profession in positions that are universally in demand.


30-hour MACT for career advancement and CPA

MACT courses develop technical expertise in areas such as accounting research, advanced federal taxation, advanced accounting and fraud examination. Other required courses are in business law for accountants and accounting ethics, which help students learn about codes of professional conduct and their role as guardians of the public trust.

The Accounting program of St. Edward's University is structured to allow students to enter with a bachelor’s degree in hand, or for St. Edward's undergraduates to declare a course of study under a five-year integrated degree plan that combines both the BBA and MACT degrees. Apply here for the five-year integrated BBA/MACT degree program (applicants must be currently enrolled in the undergraduate BBA program). Students without a bachelor’s degree in Accounting can complete undergraduate prerequisites at St. Edward's in the same evening format used for graduate courses. Students must consult with the Accounting Department Chair and The Bill Munday School of Business Graduate Advisor to carefully plan for their MACT degree.

MACT students are encouraged to pursue an accounting internship, which is available for academic credit and provides valuable professional and networking experience.


Career paths for graduates are varied and may include:

  • Auditor or tax specialist
  • Management accountant
  • Fraud examiner
  • Contracting specialist
  • Budget analyst
  • Controller

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Business Law, Contracts and Equity for Accountants
  • Advanced Federal Taxation
  • Accounting Theory and Practice
  • Advanced Accounting Problems
  • Accounting Ethics
  • Internal Auditing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent foreign degree
  • All applicants must have completed Principles of Accounting or the equivalents, with grades of C or better
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale in the final 60 undergraduate semester credit hours of study and an overall GPA of 2.75 or better in all accounting coursework
  • A GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, with no grades less than a B, in no less than 12 graduate semester hours completed at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or the foreign equivalent
  • Competitive score on the GMAT or the GRE
  • Applicants educated at the college level in a language other than English must demonstrate English proficiency
  • Online application
  • Essay: Describe your background and interests and explain why you wish to pursue the degree you are applying for and what you hope to accomplish in this degree program (Up to 500 words)
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume

Work experience

  • Three years or more of relevant managerial, professional or military experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48300 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1610 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    48300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1610 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Austin

1243 - 2304 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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