MAcc Emphases

Enhance your career by choosing a market-driven emphases.

Academic - Accounting Research

Designed for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in Accounting, the Accounting Research emphasis provides a broad interdisciplinary focus on data analysis, scholarly studies, and accounting issues and theory. Students will be prepared to teach, consult, or become a sought-after leader in the field.

Audit & Assurance

The Auditing & Assurance emphasis provides practical experience in forensic accounting and fraud investigation, auditing information systems, risk management, and compliance. Students will develop the professional skills needed to pursue careers in internal or external auditing in both private and public settings.

Experiential: Winter Field Experience

Held in the spring, the Experiential emphasis (Winter Field Experience) offers the opportunity for students to turn their accounting education into real-world experience by interning with an accounting firm or other top employer.


Combining courses in fundamental federal, state, and local taxation with specialized courses in corporate tax strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and estate and financial planning, the Taxation emphasis prepares students to meet the growing demand for qualified tax professionals.

Valuation & Advisory Services

Students who choose the Valuation & Advisory Services emphasis will graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as a financial services leader. Courses include advanced study of financial reporting, data modeling, and managerial accounting.