Arthur L. Gilbert College of Business

Master of Accountancy

The Master of Accountancy Program is designed as a value-added feature for students who enroll at Manchester as undergraduates, but individuals who have already completed a bachelor’s degree at another regionally accredited college or university are also encouraged to apply to the program.

Admission Requirements

Manchester undergraduate students applying to the program must have earned a 3.3 cumulative GPA and must have completed the following courses with a minimum grade of B (3.00/4.00):

  • BUS 310 Business Information Systems
  • BUS 313 Business Law I
  • FIN 333 Principles of Finance
  • ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I 
  • ACCT 312 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 321 Managerial and Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 331 Introduction to Taxation
  • MATH 210 Statistical Analysis
Students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree at another regionally accredited college or university must have earned a 3.3 cumulative GPA and must have completed the equivalent of the Manchester courses listed above with a minimum grade of B (3.00/4.00). These courses must be approved by the program director and the registrar, and Manchester may require the submission of course descriptions and/or course syllabi if there are questions about the equivalency of the completed courses.

Conditional Admission

A student who does not meet all of the admission requirements but shows evidence of being capable of succeeding in the program may be admitted conditionally, in which case the program director will provide the student with a written statement of the conditions which must be satisfied.

Degree Requirements

To earn the MAACT, students must complete the following undergraduate bridge and master’s-level courses.

Course numberCourse nameSemester Hours
ACCT 435Government and Nonprofit Accounting3
ACCT 422Advanced Managerial Accounting3
ACCT 485Seminar
ACCT 453Accounting Ethics3
BUS 414Business Law II3
ACCT 515 Accounting Research
ACCT 523 Data Analytics3
ACCT 531Advanced Taxation 4
ACCT 551Advanced Accounting3
ACCT 509Advanced Auditing3
BUS 525Advanced Business Information Systems3
Total 34

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and must earn at least a 2.3 (C+) in each required bridge and master’s-level course.

Transfer of Credit

A maximum of three semester hours of undergraduate credit taken at another regionally accredited college or university may be transferred and applied toward the undergraduate (400-level) courses, provided that such credit is approved by the program director and the registrar. Graduate credit cannot be transferred, and credit cannot be earned through proficiency examinations.

Student Load

Full-time enrollment in the Master of Accountancy program is 12 or more semester hours per semester. Students may not enroll in more than 18 semester hours in the fall or spring semesters, 16 semester hours in summer, eight semester hours in a single summer session, or four semester hours in a single January session.  Students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree at another regionally accredited college or university will work with the program director to develop an individualized plan for completing the required course work.

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