Master On Campus


Western Carolina University

24 months
20438 USD/year
20438 USD/year
10030 USD/year
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The Master of Accountancy Program at Western Carolina University builds on your existing accounting education with a 30-semester hour program focusing on subjects such as accounting theory, auditing standards, concepts of taxation, tax research, accounting information systems and business law. 


Key facts:

  • Businesses, public sector organizations, and non-profits are always in need of graduate-level accountants. There are a wide-range of jobs available in banking, auditing, bookkeeping, purchasing, management opportunities and more. Western Carolina University prepares its graduate students with academic foundations while providing the practical experience needed to meet requirements for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure. The College of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International Association for Management Education. 
  • Students will also receive the 150-hours of experience necessary to satisfy AICPA and state board requirements for CPA licensure. Full-time students are eligible to apply for graduate assistantships that provide practical experience in research, teaching and administrative roles. Full-time students can complete the program in 12 to 18 months while part-time enrollees can finish in 24 months.
  • Western Carolina University is proud to have its Master of Accountancy Program alumni working for internationally, regionally and locally prestigious employers such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bank of America, Volvo, Mission Hospitals, Gould Killian and Biltmore Company. The program provides ample opportunities for networking at various events featuring representatives from employers from across Western North Carolina. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the average salary for accountants is $73,670 and predicts the job field with grow by 13% by 2022.

Programme Structure

Accountancy curriculum include:

  • Accounting Theory and Research
  • Accounting Theory and Practice
  • Advanced Accounting Theory and Practice 
  • Income Tax Theory and Applications
  • Advanced Accounting Information Systems 
  • Auditing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: Applicants who earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an accepted foreign credential evaluation service
  • Standardized Tests: GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test results
  • Language Proficiency: Official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required for applicants from countries where English is not the primary language. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10219 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    20438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10219 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5015 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Asheville

1124 - 1870 USD /month
Living costs

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


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