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2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog
College of William & Mary
   
 
  Jan 17, 2018
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog

Master of Accounting (MAcc)


 

Program Description

The two-semester Master of Accounting (MAcc) program prepares students of varied backgrounds for careers in public accounting professional/financial services, corporate accounting, not for profits, and university teaching and research. Students have the option of graduating with a general degree or to include an emphasis in one of the following areas: Academic, Audit & Assurance, Experiential, Taxation, or Valuation & Advisory Services

MAcc Emphases

Enhance your career options by taking a deeper dive into a particular area of accounting by choosing an emphasis: Academic, Audit & Assurance, Experiential, Taxation, or Valuation & Advisory Services.  Students may choose only one emphasis.  Students who choose to participate in the Integrated Winter Field Experience cannot choose another emphasis even if they meet the requirements for another emphasis.  Any course with the prefix of BUAD 6951 are topics courses and change every semester.

Academic Emphasis - Students who pursue this emphasis must take 9 credits from qualifying courses.

Required courses: 1 credit each for a total of 4 credits

Additional credits are acquired in the spring semester and students can choose from:

Other electives may be taken and counted toward the Academic Emphasis with the approval of the Chair of the Accounting Department.

Audit & Assurance Emphasis - Students who pursue this emphasis take 9 credits of advanced auditing courses.

Required course:

Additional credits are acquired in the spring semester and students can choose from: 

Experiential Emphasis - Students who pursue this emphasis must take 9 credits from qualifying courses, and secure internship during the first half of spring semester.  During the second half of spring semester.  BUAD 6129 is taken simultaneously with the winter internship.

Required course:

Additional credits are acquired in the spring semester and students can choose from: 

Taxation Emphasis - Students who pursue this emphasis take 9 credits of advanced taxation courses.  

Required course:

Additional credits are acquired in the spring semester and students can choose from: 

Other Law School tax electives may be taken and counted toward the Taxation Emphasis with the approval of the Chair of the Accounting Department

Valuation & Advisory Services Emphasis  - Students who pursue this emphasis must take 9 credits from qualifying courses. 

Required course:

Additional credits are acquired in the spring semester and students can choose from: 

Other electives may be taken and counted toward the Valuation & Advisory Services Emphasis with the approval of the Chair of the Accounting Department.

Academic Calendar

2017 Fall Semester

August 22-25 Required Orientation (Tuesday - Friday)
August 28 Beginning of classes for MAcc, Beginning of add/drop period (Monday)
September 4 Labor Day - Classes in session (Monday)
September 6 Last day to add/drop classes (Wednesday)
October 14-17 Fall Break (Saturday - Tuesday)
  Examination Period
November 22-26 Thanksgiving Holiday (Wednesday - Sunday)
December 8 End of classes (Friday)
December 11-15 Final Project/Exams (Monday-Friday)

2018 Spring Semester

  Integrated Winter Field Experience
January 3 Fall Semester Grades Due (9 a.m.)
January 12 Required Orientation (Friday, Spring Starts Only)
January 15 Martin Luther King Holiday - No Class (Monday)
January 16 Beginning of classes for MAcc, Beginning of Add/Drop period (Tuesday)
March 2 End of 1st seven-week classes (Friday)
March 5-11 Spring Break (Saturday - Sunday)
March 12 Beginning of 2nd seven-week classes (Monday)
April 27 Classes end (Friday)
April 30-May 7 Final Project/Exams
May 9 Spring Semester Grades Due (Wednesday (9am)
May 12 Commencement (Saturday)

Fact Sheet

The MAcc program is designed for high-caliber students committed to achieving individual success by contributing their knowledge, integrity and skills to the business world. Problem-solving ability and intellectual acuity are fostered via teamwork with student colleagues as well as via extensive interaction with faculty and leading experts in the accounting field today.

Website: http://mason.wm.edu/macc

Length of program

One year; with additional summer study sometimes required.

Format

Full-time, two semesters; additional summer classes may be required for non-Accounting undergraduate majors. Fall and Spring admission available. Spring admission is limited.

Admissions Requirements

The MAcc program is designed for individuals who want to work in the field of accounting.  Please visit our website for more information on specific admissions requirements http://mason.wm.edu/programs/macc/admissions/index.php

Prerequisites

Prior to enrollment into the MAcc program, coursework is required in: Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Auditing, Cost Accounting, and Introduction to (US) Federal Taxation. Applicants must receive a grade of C or higher in all prerequisites.  These prerequisites may be completed during our summer bootcamp.  Bootcamp courses carry extra fees and students will be billed for the applicable credit hours at the summer tuition rate.  For more information on how to fulfill the MAcc prerequisites visit: http://mason.wm.edu/programs/macc/admissions/prerequisites/index.php

Application deadlines

 Rolling basis

Tuition

Full-time Graduate Business Tuition rates for the 2017-2018 academic year are available on this site.  The Full-time MAcc program offers limited financial assistance through scholarships.  MAcc students may also be eligible for student loans. The cost of room, board, a laptop, books and supplies will vary depending on individual needs.  For information about financial aid, scholarships, or Graduate Assistantships, please see the section entitled “Student Financial Aid & Scholarships” .

The MBA-MAcc Dual Degree Program

MBA/MAcc candidates must meet the admission requirements for each program. Programs will share test score reports, recommendations and transcripts but applicants must file a separate application for In-State tuition privileges for each program.

The dual degree program requires 45.5 credit hours of coursework in the MBA program and 30 credit hours of coursework in the MAcc program. The MAcc and MBA degrees will both be awarded at the conclusion of both degrees. Students will participate in graduation at the end of the second year.

The MAcc program requires eight prerequisite courses for admission. Principles of Accounting, Statistics, Financial Management, and Cost Accounting are fulfilled by courses taken by all MBA students during the first-year curriculum. The remaining prerequisites – Intermediate Accounting I and II, Auditing and Introduction to US Federal Taxation - may be taken as summer “bootcamp” intensive classes during either the summer preceding matriculation into the MBA program or the summer preceding matriculation into the MAcc program. These courses carry extra fees and students will be billed for the applicable credit hours at the summer tuition rate.