Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Affordable, high-quality graduate accounting education
The UNO MAcc degree program provides a high-quality graduate-level educational experience as a basis for a career in accounting. Students with or without undergraduate degrees in accounting may be admitted to this program.
MAcc candidates complete 30 credit hours of graduate accounting core, contemporary business, and elective courses after they have completed the required undergraduate foundations courses that represent sufficient preparation for accounting graduate studies. These foundations requirements may be satisfied by satisfactory evidence of prior preparation or by completion of these courses at UNO prior to starting graduate courses.
The program is designed for dedicated students with career aspirations demanding a high level of accounting expertise. As such, the program involves both intensive and extensive professional preparation.
Our program provides a broad-based preparation for individuals seeking careers in public accounting or in private, government, or not-for-profit organizations. Based on their desired career path, students choose accounting core and elective courses in accounting areas such as Auditing, Information Systems, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and Taxation.
Specialized accounting accreditation by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International) is earned by demonstrating that we meet international standards of excellence relating to delivering and managing undergraduate and graduate accounting programs. Fewer than 190 institutions worldwide hold AACSB accounting accreditation.
NE CPA Exam and AACSB Accounting Accreditation
A benefit of the MAcc program holding AACSB accounting accreditation is that the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy recognizes AACSB accounting accreditation as “Level 1 accreditation," meaning that the board accepts the UNO MAcc degree, without additional verification, as evidence that our graduates meet all educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam (see Chapter 9 of Rules and Regulations Title-288).
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