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Master of Accounting at Anderson School of Management

Prepare for CPA Certification

Offering tracks for students with or without an accounting background, Anderson's 33-hour Master's of Accounting (MACCT) will prepare you to be an expert in such areas as taxation, information assurance, auditing, finance, fraud and managerial accounting.

Individualized attention from MACCT staff and professors will help you develop the skills and analytical thinking required to pursue CPA certification or certified accounting management — and to become a leader in your field.

Ling Zhou
"Unlock a world of financial expertise and career opportunities with our Master of Accounting program, where you will delve into cutting-edge subjects such as data analytics and fraud examination. With a curriculum designed to fulfill CPA exam requirements and foster skills essential for diverse accounting careers, our program sets you on a trajectory toward success in both professional certification and the dynamic world of accounting."
Ling Zhou, Ph.D.
Interim Department Chair
Department of Accounting

Master's of Accounting Snapshot

  • 18+-month program with in-person, weekday evening classes
  • Three tracks: Accounting and Assurance Track for students with accounting backgrounds, Tax Track for students with accounting backgrounds and Professional Track for students without accounting backgrounds
  • Supports students interested in public, private or governmental accounting careers
  • Meets educational requirements and prepares students for CPA exam
  • Provides employer connections in courses, affiliations through advisory boards, on-campus employer recruitment, and annual career and internship fair
  • Leadership, community engagement and professional development opportunities in the Beta Alpha Psi student organization
  • One of 194 schools in the world with AACSB Accounting specialized accreditation
  • Top 25 Master's Accounting Program, West Region, Public Account Report, 2018
  • Top 10 Military Friendly® School, VIQTORY, 2022-23

 

Master's of Accounting Student Snapshot*

33

Average Age

63%

Women

64%

Underrepresented minorities

*Fall 2023 entering data
Deisy Ruiz
"The MACCT program is fantastic. The curriculum, professors and resources offered paved my success to becoming a CPA. Additionally, the job opportunities that Anderson brings to their students are extraordinary. I cannot think of a better program. Thanks to Anderson, I began my career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Denver."
Deisy Ruiz, MACCT 2019
Senior Accountant
Mission Hills Hospitality

Tracks and Programs

Accounting and Assurance Track

  • For students with accounting backgrounds
  • On campus only
  • 33 credit hours

The MACCT Accounting and Assurance Track is for those with a BBA in accounting. This track prepares students to be experts in taxation, information assurance, auditing, finance, fraud and managerial accounting.

The MACCT Accounting and Assurance Track requires 21 credits of core courses, 6 courses in the Accounting section and 6 credits of electives for you to choose.

Tax Track

  • For students with accounting backgrounds
  • 33 credit hours

The MACCT Tax Track is for those with a BBA in accounting. This track prepares students to be experts in taxation, information assurance, auditing, finance, fraud and managerial accounting.

The MACCT Tax Track requires 21 credits of core courses, 9 credits in the Taxation section and 3 credits of electives for you to choose.

Professional Track

  • For students without accounting backgrounds
  • 33-39 credit hours

The MACCT Professional Concentration Track is designed for individuals with a non-accounting undergraduate degree who wish to enter public accounting as a certified professional.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MACCT program must hold a bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 GPA.

 

BBA-MACCT Integrated Program

The BBA/MACCT program enables UNM BBA students to begin MACCT studies early, guaranteeing admission upon completion of the undergraduate degree and reducing the graduate degree's cost. Students admitted to this program will gain early admission to the MACCT, take graduate level courses in their senior year, earn a BBA degree with a concentration in accounting and a MACCT degree, and will also meet the requirements to take the CPA exam.

Suggested Timeline

  • For the first three years of university studies, you will pursue normal BBA in Accounting degree requirements, maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, with a 3.5 GPA or higher for Cost Accounting and Financial Accounting I and II.
  • During the second semester of the third year of academic work, you will apply for admission to the MACCT program in the Anderson School.
  • In the fourth year of academic work, you will begin the first year of the MACCT program, completing 6 credits, and also completing the remaining requirements for your bachelor's degree.
  • In the fifth year of study, you will complete the remaining 27 credit hours in the MACCT program.

Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars Program

Scholarships are available for students interested in pursuing a master's program in accounting.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2024
Round 2 Final Deadline
June 1, 2024
Spring 2025 International Applicant Deadline

June 1, 2024

Program Details

Start Dates
Summer 2024
June 3, 2024
Fall 2024
August 19, 2024
Length
Flexible - 16 months if attending full-time
Modality
Weekday evening in-person classes or online asynchronous classes
Course Times
Monday-Thursday after 5 p.m.
2023-2024 Tuition
$805 per credit hour + student fees

*Rate changes decided by the UNM Board of Regents may be assessed for 2023-2024 Academic Year. Tuition and fee rates are subject to change.