Jun 20, 2018  
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog

Master of Accounting, MAcc

Degree Requirements

The Raymond A. Mason School of Business offers a one-year, full-time program leading to the degree of Master of Accounting (MAcc). In order to earn the MAcc degree, students must satisfactorily complete thirty (30) credit hours of approved graduate coursework comprised of core/required courses and electives.

This program is designed for each student to complete required core coursework in the Fall semester. In the Spring semester, students have the flexibility choose electives from a broad list of offerings, or specialize by completing an optional Emphasis. Areas of emphasis include: Academic, Audit & Assurance, Experiential, Taxation or Valuation & Advisory Services.

Note: The process of having coursework approved for the W&M MAcc degree is separate from having coursework approved to satisfy the educational requirements that Virginia and other states have set for eligibility to obtain the CPA license. Students need to contact their respective Board of Accountancy for the requirements to sit for the CPA exam.


Total Fall Semester Credits: 16-17

Spring Semester

MAcc Elective Courses:  Students who participate in the Fall semester BUAD 6951 - BRS - DC Financial Markets Trek choose a miniumum of 12 credits of electives, otherwise choose a minimum of 13 credits.

Other MBA or Law School electives may be taken and counted toward the MAcc degree requirements with the approval of the Chair of the Accounting Department.  Such electives vary year-to-year based on availability, and may be restricted based on demonstrated prerequisite coursework.

Total Spring Semester Credits: 13-14

Total Required Credits: 30