Accountancy Program, MAcc

College of Business

College of Business

Accountancy Program, MAcc (30 hours)

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree prepares professional accountants to fill high-level positions in accounting firms and business enterprises. Program length is approximately one year of full-time study for the typical BBA graduate with an accounting major.

NOTE: effective Fall 2019 the Master's of Accounting will be offered online only

Domestic Students:

*Priority deadline to receive complete applications:

Summer I  Summer II 
April 28 May 15

Final deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Summer I  Summer II 
May 15 June 15

International Students:

Priority deadline to receive complete applications:

Summer I  Summer II 
April 28 May 15

Final deadline for receipt of complete applications:

Summer I  Summer II 
May 15 June 15

*Complete application should be received for full admissions and funding consideration 

Application requirements

Complete Application for Admission:
  • Apply for Admission via Apply Texas Application
  • An applicant may defer admission to an earlier/later semester. Applications are valid for one year. One deferral is allowed per application.
Application fee:
  • $50 for US citizen, $70 for International Students

Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.

Requirements:

Application requirements specific to this program :

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work taken at any accredited college or University attended (Foreign College credits/transcripts require an official foreign evaluation. Please click here).  TAMU-CC transcript is not required.
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (Within five years of the date of application)
    • May be waived for applicants who meet all of the following requirements:
      • bachelor's degree with an accounting or finance major and
      • a last 60 hours GPA of at least 3.25 and
      • a grade of B or better in college algebra or a higher level math course 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Essay (minimum 500 words in length which includes educational and professional goals and the reason for applying to the program.)
  • Two letters of recommendation

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit all supporting documents online.

Additional International Applicant Requirements

Application requirements for international applicants:

  • Copy of current Visa (if applicable)
  • English Language Proficiency. TAMUCC currently accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the last 2 years  :
    • Official TOEFL score minimum paper-based score of 550 or internet-based score of 79-80
    • Official IELTS score minimum 6.5

Accounting Foundation Courses:

In addition to ACCT 2301 and 2302, the following accounting foundation courses are required:

  • ACCT 3311 Intermediate Accounting I 3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 3312 Intermediate Accounting II 3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 3314 Cost Accounting 3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 3321 Federal Income Tax I 3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 4311 Auditing Principles and Procedures 3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 4355 Accounting Information Systems 3 sem. hrs.
  • BLAW 3310 Legal Environment of Business 3 sem. hrs.

These courses can be found in the “Course Descriptions” section of the undergraduate catalog.

Core Courses:

The following courses form the core knowledge in business for students with nonbusiness undergraduate degrees. Core courses cannot be taken for advanced course credit. Students must be admitted into the MAcc program before enrolling in graduate-level core courses.

Core Series

  • ECON 5311 - Foundations in Economics 3 sem. hrs.
  • FINA 5311 - Financial Management Concepts 3 sem. hrs.
  • ORMS 5310 - Statistical and Decision Analysis 3 sem. hrs.

Total Core Hours: 9

Master of Accountancy Advanced Courses:

Thirty credits of advanced graduate courses, including at least 24 hours of accounting courses above the 5315 level, will be required of all students.

1. General Requirements (6 semester hours):

  • ACCT 5371 - Professional Accounting Research 3 sem. hrs. 
  • ACCT 5391 - Integrative Seminar in Accounting 3 sem. hrs.

Total Hours: 6

Notes:

ACCT 5371 fulfills the TSBPA research education requirement. A student who has previously taken both ACCT 3321 and ACCT 4311 can elect to substitute another course for ACCT 5371.

2. Advanced Accounting Requirements (9 semester hours from the following):

  • ACCT 5341 - Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services 3 sem. hrs. 
  • ACCT 5351 - Strategic Cost Management 3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5355 - Information Systems in Accounting 3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5381 - Accounting Theory 3 sem. hrs. 

Total Hours: 9

Note:

ACCT 5341 or ACCT 5381 may be taken to fulfill the TSBPA communication education requirement.

3. Graduate Accounting Electives (9 semester hours)

  • ACCT 5317 - Oil, Gas and Energy Accounting 3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5332 - Controllership 3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5337 - Taxes and Business Strategy 3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5340 - Forensic Accounting 3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5370 - Seminar 1-3 sem. hrs.
  • ACCT 5396 - Directed Individual Research or Readings 1-3 sem. hrs.
  • BLAW 5345 - Business Ethics 3 sem. hrs. 
  • (and the course not selected in item 2 above).

  • ACCT 5345 - Ethics for Texas CPA Candidates and Business Executives 3 sem. hrs. 
  • ACCT 5345 fulfills the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) ethics education requirement but does not count toward TSBPA’s 30 credit hours of upper level accounting coursework. A student who has previously taken ACCT 4345 may not take ACCT 5345 and must take an elective instead.

    BLAW 5345 does not meet the TSBPA ethics education requirement to sit for the CPA exam in Texas.

4. Graduate Accounting or Business Electives (6 semester hours)

Total Advanced Hours: 30 Semester Hours

For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the Business Office's website.

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Contact for More Information:

Sharon Polansky

6300 Ocean Drive Unit 5808
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5808
Office: 361-825-3448
sharon.polansky@tamucc.edu