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.

Curriculum

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

Admission

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.

Statement of Intent

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

Résumé

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

Transcripts

Send one official transcript from each institution attended (except for UNM) for domestic applicants. Send electronic transcripts to apply@unm.edu. Mailed transcripts must arrive enclosed in the original registrar’s sealed envelope to the following address:

UNM Admissions
PO Box 4895
Albuquerque, NM 87196-4895

Domestic applicants with foreign transcripts must have those transcripts evaluated, even if they are in English. This must be a course by course evaluation that shows the foreign education level of study in comparison to the U.S. education level of study and the US education equivalent cumulative GPA. We recommend the following credential evaluators. Education Credential Evaluators (https://www.ece.org); National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org/); World Education Services (http://www.wes.org/).

Entrance Exam

The entrance exam is currently waived through the Fall 2021 admission term.

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.

SPRING 2022 DEADLINES

Application and Decision Dates:

Round 1: October 1
Decision: November 1

Round 2: December 1
Decision: December 15

Program Start:
January 17, 2022