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Prepare for a Rewarding Career in Accounting

The master of accounting practice (MAP) is designed for students who did not major in accounting as undergraduates but now want to pursue the professional practice of accountancy through graduate study and prepare to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination. You may also find this program beneficial if you have some academic preparation in accounting and are seeking to update or increase your accounting knowledge.


Choose Your Program Length

You can complete the MAP program in one calendar year or three semesters as a full-time student, if you have an undergraduate degree in a business field (other than accounting). If you choose to complete the program part time, the length of time required will be two or more years, depending on your background and course scheduling.

New Courses

New graduate-level courses created for MAP students include:

  • Financial Reporting I, II & III
  • Federal Taxation of Income and Property Transactions
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Auditing, Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Business Law for Accountants



The following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) are prerequisites which must be completed before beginning coursework in the MAP program.

ACCT207 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACCT208 Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Required Courses (33 credits)

With prior approval of the Director of the program, electives may be substituted for up to two of the required courses based on prior academic coursework. ECON503 may be waived for students who have had prior coursework in micro and macroeconomics.

ECON503 Economic Analysis for Business Policy
ACCT610 Financial Reporting I (2 credits)
ACCT611 Financial Reporting II (2 credits)
ACCT612 Financial Reporting III (2 credits)
ACCT801 Cost Measurement, Analysis and Organizational Control
ACCT617 Auditing, Assurance Services and Ethics
ACCT613 Federal Taxation of Income and Property Transactions
ACCT804 Database Design and Implementation
ACCT653 Business Law for Accountants

Choose 3 elective courses from the following:
ACCT615 Advanced Financial Reporting
ACCT614 Advanced Federal Taxation
ACCT810 Theory of External Reporting
ACCT820 Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT883 International Accounting
FINC850 Financial Management

Career Opportunities

The MAP prepares you for a leadership role in an accounting career, such as public accounting, information systems consulting, industry, finance or government.

Admissions Information

Learn more about master of accounting practice admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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