Program Overview

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree program prepares students to enter the CPA Profession and/or advance their existing careers. The program is designed to accommodate students of all backgrounds, including, undergraduate accounting majors, undergraduate business majors, and students with a non-business undergraduate degree! We have designed the programs to minimize the hours required of each of these types of students. Students with an undergraduate degree in Accounting from a high quality University can usually complete the MAcc in 30 credit hours. Students with an undergraduate degree in Business but not Accounting can usually finish the MAcc in about 36 credit hours.  Students with a non-business undergraduate degree can usually complete the program in about 42 credit hours. 

UMSL Accounting also offers a 2+3 Combined Bachelor of Science – Accounting / Master of Accounting (BSA/MACC). The 2+3 MAcc is available to UMSL undergraduate accounting majors of recognized academic ability and educational maturity to complete the requirements for the undergraduate and graduate degree in Accounting with a total of 135 credit hours instead of the typical 150 credit hours required when the degrees are pursued separately. 

Accreditation and Rankings

UMSL’s Accounting programs have a long tradition of high quality and affordability. The UMSL Accounting programs are accredited by the premier global business accreditation body – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The reaccredit is earned every five years based on the quality of student learning, faculty research, and community impact.


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