About the Program
The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) provides students with the skills necessary to be successful in a rapidly changing business environment. The program is comprehensive and develops students' conceptual and technical accounting competence, communication skills, research and analytical abilities, and leadership.
The MAcc degree requires 30 graduate hours and is offered in hybrid format with evening classes. This format allows students to attend classes one or two evenings a week and earn up to 12 graduate credits per semester while using CPA preparatory software and with the benefits of in-class discussion and learning.
The Plaster School of Business offers both a traditional and accelerated course for the MAcc degree. The accelerated course is designed specifically for MSSU undergraduate accounting students to begin their graduate work during their senior year. This allows undergraduates to save 3 credit hours of coursework and have more accounting experience when searching for jobs.
Advantages of a MAcc Degree with the Plaster School of Business:
- CPA Eligible with 150 Hours
- Job Opportunities
- Higher Starting Salaries
- Additional Specialized Knowledge
- Accelerated Course with Undergraduate Degree
MAcc Core Curriculum
|ACCT||502||Financial Accounting and Reporting||3||hours|
|ACCT||508||Tax Planning and Research||3||hours|
|ACCT||545||Integrative Accounting Seminar||3||hours|
|ACCT||601||Ethics and Professional Responsibility||3||hours|
|ACCT||604||Contemporary Auditing Issues||3||hours|
|ACCT||632||Seminar in Financial Accounting Theory||3||hours|
Plus choose one of the following Accounting Electives:
|ACCT||692||Individual Income Tax Assistance||3||hours|
|ACCT||699||Directed Individual Study||3||hours|
Total Hours Required for MAcc Degree
The MAcc program at MSSU is designed to be completed in one calendar year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.
Books, tuition and student fees are subject to change annually.
*Lion Pride Tuition: Discount for in-state tuition includes all Missouri bordering states, including Texas.
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- 6 to 8 hours, part-time aid
- 9 or more hours, full-time aid
Stafford Loans: can be used for graduate studies until the award is exhausted, provided that the student is degree-seeking.
Graduate Assistantships are Available
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available. Deadlines for applying are April 1 (fall semester) and November 1 (spring semester). Applications for the graduate assistantship will be available after February 1.
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from an accredited institution.
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
- Submit a current resume describing each fulltime professional position held.
- Minimum GMAT score of 450
*Program director may waive the GMAT requirement if one of the following situations is met:
1 .Undergraduate GPA of 3.6 or higher in their last 60 hours
2. Scored at or above the 70th percentile on the Major Field Test
3. Holds an advanced degree (e.g., masters, doctorate from an accredited institution)
4. Professional background is sufficient to indicate success in a graduate program
- Current accounting major at MSSU.
- Earned an overall GPA of 3.6 or higher for the last 60 hours.
- Completed ACCT 309, 312, 322, 375, 385, and 408 with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- Submit a current resume describing each position held in the last five years.
To Apply for the Macc Program:
- Access the Admissions - Online Application
- Choose US Citizen or Non-US Citizen
- Create login information
- Select Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Application
- Pay $35 application fee after completion
- Submit resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submit transcripts from all institutions of higher learning except Missouri Southern to the Registrar
Dr. David M. Smith, CPA
Graduate Program Coordinator
Office: Plaster Hall Office 309H