Department of Accountancy & Taxation
Master of Science in Accountancy (MSACCY)
Thank you for your interest in the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSACCY) at the C. T. Bauer College of Business. This free preliminary application will only take a few minutes to complete, and will help you learn if you're a fit for the program – before you put together your formal application.
MSACCY Class Offerings
All Summer 2021 courses will have remote class meeting options. The Fall 2021 term will have a combination of both in-person and limited remote options. View our latest COVID-19 updates here.
Key Program Highlights
- The MSACCY program is designed to be flexible and is anticipated to be completed in one year for full-time students.
- The degree plan consists of 36 graduate hours including 24 hours of graduate accounting or IT courses.
- Students can develop a skilled specialization in one of our six certificate tracks while completing degree requirements.
- The program offers a flexible class schedule and courses that provide students with the right balance of technical knowledge and critical thinking capabilities sought by today’s employers.
- The majority of our MSACCY courses are offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals.
- Recognized by the AACSB and has received separate Accounting Accreditation from the AACSB.
Six certificate tracks are available.
GMAT/GRE waivers are available for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 (subject to review and approval by admissions committee).
Why Select the Bauer MS in Accounting Program
Selecting a professional graduate program in accounting is an important personal career decision. The following unique benefits and considerations are being provided to help assist you in making this decision and in illustrating the strength of our program.
- Bauer's accounting faculty includes both: distinguished academic scholars (with extensive published research on leading topics) and important advisory positions such as an academic advisor to the U.S. Treasury Department; and current and former senior executives and high level professionals from industry (which bring real world experience into the classroom) that take an innovative approach to teaching.
- Bauer is one of only 189 institutions in the world that hold an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs. Bauer is also one of only 412 schools in the nation to be accredited by AACSB International, the leading business school accreditation body.
- An outstanding education will be obtained in a leading global city that will help develop your broad understanding of international considerations with over 70 countries represented by our international students.
- Specialized dedicated academic advisory and career placement personnel for our MSACCY program in Bauer's Rockwell Career Center.
- MSACCY has a mentor program that pairs new students with a Bauer accounting professor to assist with their transition into graduate school.
- Our graduate Internal Audit Certificate is one of only eleven programs in the world and one of only six in the United States to be recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
- Our MSACCY graduates' CPA exam pass rate of 63% consistently exceeds the national average.
Our graduates consistently exceed the national average on the CPA exam pass rate.
Employment upon graduation is very important. Our MSACCY program is very successful in helping our graduates become employed. Our program is supported by the Rockwell Career Center which deals solely with C. T. Bauer College of Business students and alumni. The Rockwell Career Center is a full-service career center offering resources and assistance in the formulation and implementation of their career plans — including activities such as résumé writing, mock interviews, accounting fairs, coordination of extensive on campus recruiting events with employers and more. Having a career center dedicated only to the needs of Bauer business students is an important and differentiating resource.
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Bauer MSACCY Ambassadors are students who not only demonstrate leadership skills both in and outside the classroom but who are passionate about the MSACCY program.
MSACCY Ambassadors help prospective students learn about the opportunities that await them at the Bauer College of Business. They offer a real-life perspective about being an MSACCY student and an insider’s view of life in the classroom and beyond.
MSACCY Ambassadors regularly attend MSACCY recruitment events to interact with prospective students.