The Master of Accounting (MACC) degree requires 33 credit units for completion. This includes 16.5 credit units of core required courses, 9 credit units of accounting electives, and 7.5 credit units of other electives. This flexibility provides students with the opportunity to learn about other areas of business while also honing in on their accounting skills. Areas of focus include auditing, taxes, ethical decision making in accounting, and business analysis using financial statements. Graduates of the MACC program who have completed a standard 120-credit bachelor's degree in accounting may earn the 150 cumulative credits needed to sit for the CPA exam.

The MACC curriculum and course descriptions (PDF) can be accessed for more information.

Orientation Programs

All Specialized Master’s Programs students kick off their degrees with a multipronged orientation program designed to prepare them for academic, personal and professional success.

Students will participate in Passport, Career Stamp, and SMP Start, and they will complete foundational courses during the summer prior to beginning their fall semester at Olin.

Students new to the United States and non-native English speakers begin with Passport, during which they will acclimate to the Olin Business School culture and strengthen their English and business communication skills. Participants and their newly arrived peers will then participate in Career Stamp, which serves as a catalyst for students to help them get started in their career search and preparation processes. Finally, the entire cohort of students join together for SMP Start, which orients everyone to the ins and outs of Washington University. These programs are packed with opportunities for students to bond with their program cohort and to connect with their peers in all of the Specialized Master’s Programs.

Simultaneously, students will complete foundational courses, both online and in-person, to bolster their background and maximize their academic preparation before the start of their fall courses.