Master of Accountancy (MACC)

The traditional 4-year accounting program and the MBA no longer provide the educational breadth and depth necessary to fully prepare students for the demands imposed by many accounting careers.

The major objective of the MACC program is to provide for these increased educational needs and to prepare students more adequately for careers as professional accountants in public practice, financial institutions, government and nonprofit organizations. As such, MACC courses emphasize research skills — “learning how to learn.” The program is designed to provide a technical and theoretical foundation in accountancy at the advanced level and yet allow the student to take courses to accommodate individual needs.

Our program is recommended for students wishing to fulfill the 150-hour education requirement which most states, including New Mexico, have legislated as a requirement for taking the Uniform CPA Examination.

The MACC program is a 30-credit program requiring 21 credits in accounting courses numbered 520 or higher and 9 credits in other courses. Because the educational requirement for entry into the public accounting profession is increasing in most states to 150 credit hours, students should give strong consideration to pursuing a master’s degree in accounting.

After successfully completing the MACC program, a student is qualified to take the CPA and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examinations.