Accounting & Assurance and Tax

Program Overview

The MACCT Accounting and Assurance and Tax tracks are 33-hour programs and designed for individuals who have already earned a BBA with a concentration in accounting.

These two tracks prepare students in the accounting profession to be experts in areas such as taxation, information assurance, auditing, finance, fraud, and managerial accounting. With individualized attention from the MACCT staff and professors, students obtain the skills and analytical thinking to become CPAs and leaders in their field.

This program has an AACSB Accounting specialized accreditation that includes the top 190 accounting programs in the world.

Student Experience

The Master of Accounting courses are offered in 16-week semester courses with experiential learning opportunities and integration with accounting firms.

Local and National Accounting Firm Recruitment

We provide student organization and department hosted events to connect you with accounting professionals. Networking opportunities and career fairs designed for accounting professions help make the connections with your future employer.

CPA Exam Requirements and Review Courses

Please review the CPA Exam requirements

To help prepare students for the CPA exam, the Accounting faculty offer 8-week CPA Review courses. Course materials are provided for the course. Learn more about the CPA Review courses.


The MACCT Accounting and Assurance Program requires 21 credits of core, 6 courses in the Accounting section with 6 credits of electives for you to choose. The Tax track requires the 21 credits of core, 9 credits from the Taxation coursework section, and 3 credits of electives for you to choose.

Core Coursework (21 credit hours)

  • Financial Accounting III
  • One tax course
  • Internal or Advanced Auditing
  • Professional Writing for Accountants (capstone course)
  • Accounting Data Analytics
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Examination

Accounting & Assurance Coursework (at least 6 credit hours)

  • CPA Review Course(s)
  • Internal Auditing & Investigations
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Law for Accountants
  • Government/Not-for-Profit Accounting

Taxation Coursework (at least 9 credit hours)

  • Seminar in Personal Tax Planning
  • Tax Research Procedures and Compliance
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Estate & Gift Taxation
  • Partnership & LLC Taxation
  • Real Estate Taxation


For a complete application, please submit all required materials.

Application Requirements

Online Application

Click here to start your application. The application requires uploads of resume, statement of intent, and unofficial transcripts. If you have a foreign transcript, upload the evaluation.

Personal Statement

The Personal Statement should reflect your goals and motivations to pursue the degree and what has prepared you to succeed in the program.


Please submit a current résumé detailing your work experience, management experience, and areas of responsibility. Your resume can be uploaded with your online application.


Applicants are required to submit official transcripts through Business CAS from all non-UNM institutions attended. International applicants will be required to submit official transcripts in native language and in English. Review the requirements for Domestic and Foreign transcripts.

Optional submission: Applicants may submit unofficial transcripts. We can make admission decisions with unofficial transcripts. If you are required to submit official transcripts in paper form, you may submit unofficial transcripts to receive an earlier admission decision.

Entrance Exam

The entrance exam is currently waived.

The University of New Mexico Master of Accounting program has determined its curriculum meets the educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam in the State of New Mexico.


Round 1: October 1

Round 2: December 1

Program Start:
January 16, 2023