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Accountancy, MACC


The Master of Accountancy program (MACC) is a multiple concentration program designed to prepare accountants for the rapidly changing expectations of the accounting profession.  The program has three concentrations:  (1) Professional Accounting, (2) Financial Accounting/Auditing, and (3) Tax.  The program also includes the option for development of an individualized program of study.  Completion of the Professional Accounting concentration or the Financial Accounting/Auditing concentration enables students to pursue licensure in states requiring 150 credit hours.

Admission Requirements


The MACC program is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree or equivalent in accounting from a U.S. university.

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, an acceptable score on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for graduate study in Accounting.  A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score may be submitted instead of a GMAT score. 

The GMAT/GRE application requirement may be waived for applicants meeting the following criteria:

  • UNC Charlotte undergraduate accounting students: 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA (UGPA), 3.0 or higher UGPA from 3000 and 4000 accounting level courses, and must also provide letters of recommendation from three 3000 and/or 4000 accounting professors
  • Undergraduate accounting majors at other universities: 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA (UGPA), 3.0 or higher UGPA from upper-level accounting level courses, and must also provide letters of recommendation from three upper-level accounting professors.

Waivers must be requested from the Master of Accountancy Graduate Program Director when submitting the completed application.  All GMAT/GRE waivers are at the discretion of the Master of Accountancy Graduate Program Director.  If candidates are unable to secure the GMAT/GRE waiver, they will be required to submit official GMAT/GRE test scores in their Master of Accountancy application.

Degree Requirements


The program leading to the Master of Accountancy degree consists of 30 credit hours (10 classes) of graduate coursework.  The coursework is divided into three components: required classes, elective classes, and a capstone class. 

Elective Course Requirement


Additional elective classes are available from the MACC program.  These courses are listed below.  Classes from other graduate programs offered by the Belk College of Business may also be taken with the permission of the MACC Program Director. A student may request to take electives from outside of the Belk College of Business. This request must be approved by the Program Director of the MACC program along with the Program Director offering the requested class. A total of five elective classes must be completed.

The following MACC classes can be taken as electives:

Capstone Class Requirement


All students must take a capstone class. Choose one of the following to meet this requirement. Note: The course not taken for capstone credit may be taken as an elective.

Degree Total = 30 Credit Hours


Advising


Before, or concurrent with, the start of the first semester of study, students are expected to complete a program of study listing each course they expect to take as a part of the program.

Application for Degree


Students should make an application for their degree by completing the online Application for Degree through Banner Self Service no later than the filing date specified in the University Academic Calendar.

Assistantships


Assistantships are available on a competitive basis.

Program Certifications/Accreditation


The Belk College of Business and the Turner School of Accountancy are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Degree Requirements


The program leading to the Master of Accountancy degree consists of 30 credit hours (10 classes) of graduate coursework.  The coursework is divided into three components: required classes, elective classes, and a capstone class.