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Information Assurance (IA) Concentration

The Information Assurance Concentration is a 33-hour program of study and designed for individuals who have already earned a BBA with a concentration in accounting.

The Information Assurance Concentration consists of 24 hours of graduate accounting coursework (9 hours of accounting coursework and 12 hours of information assurance accounting coursework) and 9 hours of information assurance non-accounting coursework at the graduate level.

Download the Master of Accounting Information Assurance Concentration Checklist based on the semester you were admitted to the program:

Program Admission Requirements

Admission to the concentration will require an undergraduate accounting degree or concentration.


The GMAT/GRE is waived for students who have an undergraduate major in accounting from an AACSB-accredited school with a minimum of a 3.25 GPA in both upper-division classes and accounting classes.

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MACCT-IA Advisement Faculty

Richard Brody

Matt Pickard
  • Matt Pickard
  • Assistant Professor
    MACCT Concentration Advisor
  • Phone: (505) 277-3631
  • Office: GSM 305
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  • Bio: Matthew D. Pickard is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of New Mexico. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Management Information Systems. He holds an M.B.A. in Management Information Systems and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University. His research leverages embodied conversational agents (i.e., virtual humans) to maximize voluntary self-disclosure and change attitudes and behaviors. He seeks to apply his research to contexts such as auditing and fraud investigations.

    In his personal life, Matt is first and foremost a family man. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, woodworking, and beekeeping.