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.
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.
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.
Master of Accounting (MACC) Required Courses
|ACCT 503||Business Analysis Using Financial Statements||1.5|
|ACCT 503B||Advanced Business Analysis Using Financial Statements||1.5|
|ACCT 555||Accounting Policy and Research||3|
|ACCT 562||Financial Accounting/Intermediate Accounting||3|
|ACCT 563||Financial Accounting III||3|
|ACCT 567||Federal Income Taxes||3|
|MGT 560F||Professional Business Communication||1.5|
Master of Accounting (MACC) Elective Courses
Students must complete a minimum of 9 credits of elective courses from the following list:
|ACCT 500D||Fraud Prevention and Internal Controls||1.5|
|ACCT 500E||Information Technology Control and Audit||1.5|
|ACCT 500G||Analysis of Financial Institutions and Financial Instruments||1.5|
|ACCT 500J||Not-For-Profit Accounting||1.5|
|ACCT 500M||Ethics I||1.5|
|ACCT 500N||Ethics II||1.5|
|ACCT 5002||Strategic Cost Analysis||1.5|
|ACCT 502||Managerial Control Systems||1.5|
|ACCT 505||Advances in Management Accounting||1.5|
|ACCT 507||Financial Issues in Leasing||1.5|
|ACCT 508||Financial Reporting from the CFO's Perspective||1.5|
|ACCT 509||Tax and Business Strategy: A Planning Approach||1.5|
|ACCT 510E||Financial Reporting & Assurance in a Blockchain World||1.5|
|ACCT 570||International Financial Reporting Standards||1.5|
|ACCT 571||International Financial Reportings Standards II||1.5|
|MGT 511A||Law and Business Management||1.5|
|MGT 511B||Legal Issues at Business Stages||1.5|
Other Elective Courses
Students must complete at least 7.5 additional elective courses from either the list above or other courses at Olin.
- 1.5 experiential course credits
- 6 elective course credits
- 3.0 experiential course credits
- 4.5 elective course credits