120 Undergraduate Credit Hours and 30 Graduate Credit Hours
The principal objectives of the Master of Accountancy 3+2 degree program are to prepare you for a career as an Accounting Professional. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to become a CPA, and successfully pass the CPA exam. While many students aspire to take the CPA exam, students also pursue a MAcc to expand their understanding of accounting and advance their careers. In order to successfully meet the scheduling needs of the working student, classes are scheduled for the evening on Monday through Thursday or online, or as distance-enabled couses throughout the year—during the Fall semester, Spring semester, and two Summer terms. Students who apply and are approved for admission to the program may begin their enrollment during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.
Licensure and Certifications
PBA’s Master of Accountancy 3+2 program prepares graduates to become a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). For CPA licensure you must meet the education, examination, and experience requirements in the jurisdiction in which they plan to work. All CPA candidates must pass the Uniform CPA Examination ® (CPA Exam), which comprises four sections: Auditing and Attestation (AUD), Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR), and Regulation (REG). While the CPA Exam is the same for all candidates, other requirements may differ by jurisdiction. Students should check with their specific Board of Accountancy for requirements in their state/jurisdiction. While it is beneficial to earn a Certified Public Accountant license, it is only required for graduates that are working in public accounting, the segment of the profession that reviews and audits the financial statements of public and private entities
3+2 MAcc Degree Requirements
Conferral of a Baccalaureate degree in this program of study is determined by successful completion of the Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements outlined here. The MAcc degree consists of 30 credit hours of graduate courses.
MAcc Admission Requirements
Undergraduate admissions requirements apply. To qualify for the graduate aspect of this program, students must apply to and be accepted in the MAcc. Students may apply as early as Spring of their junior year.
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