Residential MAcc Academics

Personalize your journey at William & Mary

Our Approach

Undergraduates from all backgrounds benefit from the nine-month STEM-Designated MAcc program at William & Mary. Our world class faculty care deeply about our students' successes and are committed to developing your technical skills and business acumen using a collaborative, team-based methodology that replicates a true business setting.

In the fall, develop professional expertise through a series of required courses designed to give you the skills you need to navigate the ever-changing world of Accounting. Learn how to research professional standards, analyze complex transactions and understand the issues confronting Accountants in the field today.

In the spring, design your program of study to broaden your knowledge or specialize in an area of expertise. Take advantage of one of our market-driven Emphases or the opportunity to intern with a CPA firm during tax season. 

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

STEM-Designated Program

William & Mary’s Master of Accounting Program allows you to merge business acumen and leadership with highly technical skills to solve complex problems in today's workplace.

Candidates enrolling in the STEM-designated residential MAcc Program may be eligible for an extension of their post-study Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa up to 3 years. For additional information or to set-up a pre-interview appointment, please contact [[m|macc]] or 757-221-2910.

Unique Academic Experiences

  • Accounting Analytics

  • Audit & Assurance

  • Experiential

  • Taxation

  • Valuation & Advisory Services

  • Dual Degree

  • Ph.D. Preparation Program

Core Curriculum, phd preparation program, and dual degree

Enhance your degree and ultimately you career by choosing one of our market-driven areas of emphases, or deepen your academic pursuits through a dual degree or PhD prep program.

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Core Curriculum

Offered as a full-time two-semester program with additional summer boot camp for non-accounting majors, William & Mary's Master of Accounting Program is your next step to a career in the accounting industry. We built our MAcc Program to meet the diverse needs of our students; the curriculum is designed to give you the flexibility to choose an academic plan that best aligns with your individual interests, optional academic and professional experiences are tailored your professional goals and the program's STEM-Designation means international students eligible for an OPT visa extension upon graduation.

Program Snapshot
program snapshot

Fall Semester

Advanced Auditing & Audit Research | 3 Credits

Advanced Federal Taxation | 3 Credits

Accounting for Complex Financial Transactions | 3 Credits

Financial Instruments & Derivatives | 2 Credits

Accounting Analytics & Information Systems | 3 Credits

Business Skills for Professional Accountants | 2 Credits

DC Financial Markets Trek (Optional Elective) | 1 Credit

Winter Break
Spring Semester

Current Issues in IT & Accounting Analytic (Sprint) Required | 1 Credit

Electives* | 13 Credits
*12 Credits for students who participate in the Fall semester DC Financial Markets Trek

Core Course Descriptions

Elective Course Descriptions

Students who participate in the Fall semester DC Financial Markets Trek choose a minimum of 12 credits of electives. Otherwise, choose a minimum of 13 credits.

Other MBA or Law School electives may be taken and counted toward the MAcc degree requirements with the approval of the Chair of the Accounting Department. Electives vary year-to-year based on availability and may be restricted based on demonstrated prerequisite coursework.

Tatiana Montes

Tatiana Montes '22

"The MAcc program really is a holistic experience because the professors aren't just there to teach you, they're there to guide you and foster your interests."