Master of Accountancy
The Master of Accountancy program is offered through Graduate & Professional Studies. The MAcc degree is designed to enhance accounting skills specific to a graduate level of study and helps in maintaining successful pass rates on the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Examination.
Grad School Hub has ranked Averett University’s online Master’s in Accounting degree program as the 14th most affordable among private non-profit colleges in 2018.
Goals and Course Topics
The Averett Online Program allows adult learners to design a Master of Accountancy program of study experiences and online courses that fit their needs. They can study whenever and wherever it is convenient for them, guided by an advisor who pays close attention to their needs.
Who This Program Is For
The Master of Accountancy helps students fulfill the 150 hour requirement for CPA licensure by state boards of accountancy, as well as eligibility for sitting for the CPA exam in some states that do not allow candidates to sit without a graduate degree or the aforementioned 150 hours.
- Senior Accountant
- Accounting Manager
- Senior Financial Analyst
- Senior Auditor
- Tax Accountant
- Finance Manager
- Forensic Accountant
- Certified Public Accountant
Thirty credit hours are required to graduate with the Master of Accountancy. Three to four courses are offered in a rotational semester basis including summer semester. The program provides a broad basis of competitive skills that can lead to various careers in accounting. Up-to-date technology is used allowing synchronous and asynchronous learning.
All courses are offered online so that prospective students who are working full-time will have some flexibility.
The Master of Accountancy Admissions Committee attempts to select for enrollment those applicants considered best able to benefit from a graduate education at Averett University.
In making its decisions, the Admissions Committee considers many factors including:
- An undergraduate accounting degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- A cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
- Undergraduate accounting hours taken
- Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score (not required but if taken will be considered if GPA is below a 3.0)
- Professional work experience
- Letters of recommendation
- C.P.A. exam sections pass
Applicant meets the requirements for acceptance without any provisions except if his or her GPA is less than 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). All of the following are considered:
- Applicant has professional work experience
- Three letters of recommendation from employers and/or professors
- Applicant has passed two (2) or more sections of the GPA exam and/or applicant’s score on GMAT.
- Applicant with a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution in Accounting that has earned a 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale).
- Applicant with a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution in Business with 18 hours or more in Accounting at the 300 level or above that has earned a 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants will not be accepted without the required undergraduate hours in Accounting.
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