Master of Accounting (MACC)

In the 18-month Master of Accounting (MACC) program at Olin, students develop the skills necessary to enter the growing and dynamic fields of public accounting, corporate accounting, consulting, and financial services.

The MACC degree requires the completion of 33 credits. This includes 16.5 credits of core required courses, 9 credits of accounting electives, and 7.5 credits 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. Experiential courses are also built into the curriculum, so all MACC students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience. 

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

Note: 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. 

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. The entire cohort of students will participate in Career Stamp, which serves as a catalyst for students to help them get started in their career search and preparation processes, and SMP Start, which orients everyone to the ins and outs of Washington University. Finally, students complete SMP Graduate Orientation (GO) Week, which includes workshops and events to help students with their final preparations before the start of their first semester. 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 online, asynchronous foundation courses to bolster their background and maximize their academic preparation before the start of their degree program.