Accounting M.Acc. Degree
At Mississippi College, the online Master of Accountancy program (M.Acc.) is designed for those students that seek to further enhance their accounting knowledge beyond an undergraduate degree. Designed for the working professional, this affordable online accounting program was the first 100% online M.Acc. program in Mississippi.
Through a two-year Master of Accountancy degree, professionals acquire the advanced accounting and analytical skills that public and private accounting firms desire. Our online M.Acc. degree provides the preparation for the Certified Public Accountant examination and the additional credit hours required for obtaining a CPA license. In comparison, Mississippi College’s School of Business also offers an M.B.A. in Accounting that integrates accounting and business courses to offer a broader perspective on accounting and management.
Our AACSB-accredited M.Acc curriculum consists of 30 semester hours of graduate study beyond undergraduate business requirements. Specific admissions requirements including prerequisite courses are listed under the Foundation Courses tab below. Students are expected to complete all accounting foundation courses before proceeding further.
The rigorous online accounting courses in the Master of Accountancy program offer a deep dive into vital accounting knowledge to prepare for CPA licensure alongside building the practical skills necessary for a successful career in public accounting, industry, nonprofit or governmental accounting.
|H3: M.Acc. Core (18 hours)|
|ACC 6504||Federal Tax Accounting||3|
|ACC 6505||Advanced Managerial||3|
|ACC 6506||Advanced Accounting Information & Data Analytics||3|
|ACC 6510||Auditing Concepts and Applications||3|
|ACC 6511||Accounting Theory||3|
|ACC 6552||Law and Ethics in a Business Environment||3|
|H3: M.Acc. Required Electives (Choose any 6 hours)|
|ACC 5407||Governmental Accounting||3|
|ACC 5418||CPA Review I (Financial & Audit)||3|
|ACC 5419||CPA Review II (Regulation & Business)||3|
|ACC 6503||Fraud Examination||3|
|ACC 6543||Financial Statement Analysis||3|
|H3: M.Acc. General Electives (6 hours)|
|May choose any additional 6000 level M.B.A. course (except for ACC 6501) to fulfill general elective requirement||6|
Prerequisite Foundation Courses
The Graduate Program in Accountancy builds on a core of undergraduate courses normally taught in schools of business to equip professionals for a CPA license. All of the M.Acc. prerequisites can be taken from Mississippi College’s online courses for Adult Undergraduates.
A strong foundation in accounting is required to succeed in the online M.Acc. courses. Students must have completed all of their accounting foundations courses with a grade of “C” or better.
|GENERAL BUSINESS FOUNDATION COURSES||HOURS|
|ACC 201||Principles of Accounting||3|
|FIN 341||Business Finance||3|
|GBU 251||Business Statistics||3|
|MIS 099||Spreadsheet Proficiency Exam||0|
|ADDITIONAL FOUNDATION COURSES FOR ACCOUNTING||HOURS|
|ACC 301-302||Intermediate Accounting||6|
|ACC 303||Cost Accounting||3|
|ACC 403||Federal Tax Accounting||3|
|ACC 407||Governmental Accounting||3|
|GBU 358||Business Law & Ethics||3|
M.Acc. Admission Requirements
In addition to the accounting foundations coursework, the following items are required for acceptance into the Mississippi College online M.Acc. program:
- Completed online application
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- Possess an undergraduate record and/or work experience that indicates the ability to pursue the Master of Accountancy degree program:
- 3.00 GPA and above (GMAT is waived)
- 2.25-2.99 GPA must meet one of the following:
- 3-5 years of appropriate professional experience (submit a resume)
- Official GMAT score
- For students that must meet the GMAT requirement, an appropriate score must be submitted by the end of the first semester (maximum of 9 hours) in which graduate level classes are taken. Students without a GMAT score after their first semester of graduate work will not be allowed to enroll in any subsequent graduate courses.
Mississippi College’s Graduate Admissions page offers additional resources about becoming a MC graduate student.
Earn your M.Acc. Online from Mississippi College
The online Master of Accountancy degree through Mississippi College’s School of Business prepares students for a future CPA license. Build a career in any area of accounting—government and nonprofit organizations, auditing and taxation—with the comprehensive curriculum of a graduate accounting degree.
Note: Specific requirements to sit for the CPA Exam vary from state to state. Mississippi College has determined the BSBA in Accounting, Accounting Certificate, MBA in Accounting, and Master of Accountancy meet the requirements for eligibility for CPA licensure in the State of Mississippi. These requirements may be found on the website of the Mississippi Board of Public Accountancy at www.msbpa.ms.gov. For CPA requirements in other states, please refer to the CPA state board websites in those states.