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Accountancy, MACC

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The program is designed to provide professional preparation for the accounting industry. Many states/jurisdictions now require or will require 150 semester hours of education for obtaining the CPA certification. Shorter University’s MAcc is a 31 semester hour program designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in accounting or a related discipline.

Program Goals

  • MAcc candidates will demonstrate the ability to research complex accounting-related issues and develop solutions to problems where needed. (Educational Principles IV, VIII)
  • MAcc candidates will demonstrate a deeper knowledge of the accounting industry and of the accounting skills of professional judgment, regulations, reporting standards, International Financial Reporting, Standards, auditing and assurance services, tax services, research, management, and ethics. (University Mission, Educational Principles II, IV, VIII)
  • MAcc candidates will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in accounting-related issues. (Educational Principles III)
  • MAcc candidates will demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize computer hardware and software applications commonly used in the accounting industry. (Educational Principles III)
  • MAcc candidates will demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply their acquired knowledge and skills to effectively analyze and resolve cross-functional business issues. (Educational Principles I, IV)
  • MAcc candidates will demonstrate the ability to solve problems and present solutions by collaboration. (Educational Principles III, IV, V, VIII)
  • MAcc candidates will demonstrate the ability to use religious and ethical values in order to maintain spiritual, emotional and mental competencies in the accounting profession and industry. (University Mission, Educational Principles VI, VII)
  • MAcc candidates will demonstrate competency in the discipline content and the desire to become lifelong learners. (University Mission, Educational Principles III, IV, VIII)
  • MAcc candidates will understand the ethical and legal responsibilities of their profession. (University Mission, Educational Principles II, III, V, VIII) 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Current Issues in Accounting
  • Seminar: Auditing & Assurance Serv.
  • Seminar: Internal Auditing & Fraud

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      can be completed in as little as 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 450

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit the $25 application fee
  • Submit all forms and official transcripts from EACH institution previously attended even if no credit was earned or grades received. 
  • Submit GMAT scores.
  • Submit a Personal Statement of Objectives that describes how the completion of the MAcc degree will affect the applicant’s professional performance and career goals.
  • Submit a Resume
  • Two Professional Recommendation Letters
  • Students for who English is a second language will submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • The applicant may include any additional supporting documents that would help the admissions committee in determining the potential success of the applicant.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    515 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 515 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    515 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 515 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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