The Mason School's Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree is a full-time, two-semester program that will give you the preparation you need to excel in this dynamic and in-demand profession — regardless of your undergraduate major. Not only will you graduate with the credits necessary for accounting licensure, you'll get the full benefit of the Mason School's nationally recognized faculty, small class-sizes, individualized attention, and exceptional student body.
If you didn't major in accounting as an undergraduate, you'll begin your MAcc experience with this intense but exciting ramp-up experience, during which you'll fulfill your prerequisite classes in Principles of Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I and II, Auditing & Internal Controls, Cost Accounting and Taxation.
If you'd like to enhance your career options by taking a deeper dive into a particular area of accounting, you can choose elective tracks that let you specialize in Accounting Research, Auditing, Information Technology, Integrated Winter Field Experience, Taxation, or Valuation.
Accountants have power. As members of various government agencies, they write and enforce regulations, draft and evaluate budgets, and shape a wide variety of policy decisions. During our annual D.C. TREK, you and your classmates will travel to Washington D.C. for a faculty-led exploration of the accounting-driven interaction between the public and private sectors.
More than just an internship, Mason's Winter Field Experience is a half-semester immersion into the life of an accountant. You'll work at a large or mid-sized accounting firm during busy season. You'll pull your weight, earn a salary, and integrate your experience into the rest of your education through a special course, complete with discussions and assignments. You might even walk away with a job offer.