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Advancement in any industry – Recession-proof – Prestige as a CPA

Regardless of your life situation, our Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is designed to challenge and polish your ability to interpret and analyze financial information, to become trusted advisers to companies and clients, to monitor finances and to chart courses for the future. Our graduate accounting coursework is geared toward your success upon graduation and complements the materials used to pass the CPA exam.
 
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  Four different tracks to choose from
 

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Accounting Practice & Reporting Track (APRT): a 36-credit hour program designed for students without an undergraduate degree in accounting.

Data Analytics/Data Visualization Track: a 30-credit hour program comprised of 21 hours of required courses and nine hours of data analytics courses.

Expedited Track: a 30-credit hour program designed for current NKU undergraduate students majoring in accounting.

Professional Track: a 30-credit hour program comprised of 24 hours of required courses and six hours of directed electives.

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Online Programs Available

Jessica Harsaran

The MAcc Program at NKU provides students with the tools they need to succeed in the field. Courses are taught by faculty with real-world experience who strive to challenge the way you think not only about the class content, but about the profession as a whole. Students are encouraged to dream big, and they build the skills to achieve them throughout their time in the program.

Jessica Harsaran, '18
Accountant, GE

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  Curriculum
 

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With four different tracks to choice from, our MAcc program prepares graduates for an exciting career in the world of accounting and to pass the CPA exam. We’ve partnered with Becker Professional Education to integrate their CPA Exam Review materials into our curriculum. This partnership gives students a discount when purchasing review materials as well as the opportunity to earn graduate credits while studying and preparing for the CPA.
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ACCOUNTING PRACTICE & REPORTING TRACK

36 CREDIT HOURS

Designed for those who do not have an undergraduate accounting degree, but have an undergraduate degree in another field.

ACC 500 Auditing
ACC 520 Tax Planning
ACC 600 Accounting Skills
ACC 603 Consolidations and Partnerships
ACC 604 Financial Accounting I
ACC 606 Financial Accounting II
ACC 620 Tax Research and Practice
ACC 633 Business Law for Accountants
ACC 640 Advanced Auditing
ACC 670 Accounting Analytics Capstone
ACC 688 CPA Review - Regulation
ACC 689 CPA Review - Financial Accounting

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DATA ANALYTICS/DATA VISUALIZATION TRACK

30 CREDIT HOURS

This track is similar to the Professional Track with three courses specifically in data analytics and data visualization.

ACC 603 Consolidations and Partnerships
ACC 620 Tax Research and Practice
ACC 633 Business Law for Accountants
ACC 640 Advanced Auditing
ACC 660 Strategic Management Accounting
ACC 670 Accounting Analytics Capstone
MBI 635 Database Management Systems

Choose THREE electives (at least one MBI) from the following:
MBI 662 Decision Analysis
MBI 660 
Business Intelligence Development
MBI 664 Data Visualization and Analytics
MBI 684 Business Analytics
ACC 688
CPA Review - Regulation
ACC 689 CPA Review - Financial Accounting
ACC 650 Forensic Accounting

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EXPEDITED TRACK

30 CREDIT HOURS

Applicants may be accepted into the Expedited Track if theyare NKU undergraduate BSBA students and may complete the program within one year after earning their BSBA degree.

ACC 500 Auditing
ACC 520 Tax Planning
ACC 603 Consolidations and Partnerships
ACC 620 Tax Research and Practice
ACC 633 Business Law for Accountants
ACC 640 Advanced Auditing
ACC 660 Strategic Management Accounting
ACC 670 Accounting Analytics Capstone
ACC 688 CPA Review - Regulation
ACC 689 CPA Review - Financial Accounting

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PROFESSIONAL TRACK

30 CREDIT HOURS

To enter this track, students must have completed two introductory accounting courses and three semester hours of intermediate accounting.

ACC 603 Consolidations and Partnerships
ACC 620 Tax Research and Practice
ACC 633 Business Law for Accountants
ACC 640 Advanced Auditing
ACC 660 Strategic Management Accounting
ACC 670 Accounting Analytics Capstone
ACC 688 CPA Review - Regulation
ACC 689 CPA Review - Financial Accounting

Choose TWO electives from the following:
ACC 650 Forensic Accounting
ACC 630 
Federal Taxation of Corporations
ACC 634 Taxation of Partnerships and Pass Through Entities
ACC 638 Advanced Individual Income Taxation

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  Admission Requirements
 

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Our admissions process is designed to be highly selective. Applicants should assemble the strongest mix of elements below to comprise their application package. No GMAT required.
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All required application materials should be sent to:

Northern Kentucky University
Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Email: graduate@nku.edu
Phone: (859) 572-6364
Fax: (859) 572-6670

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  Scholarships
 

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The Haile Foundation has generously agreed to provide scholarships for deserving MAcc students. The stipulations for the scholarships are listed below along with application specifics. A call for scholarship applications will go out to those qualified. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition and/or books.

  • Non-continuing scholarships are awarded each year; individual amounts are determined by the MAcc Scholarship Committee.  
  • Application must include a letter addressing:
    • The importance of this award to the applicant’s continuing education
    • The financial situation that warrants consideration
    • Career goals and how the MAcc will assist in attaining these goals
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Contact Us

Have questions about the MAcc program?

Kari Wright Perkins | Assistant Director | wrightk11@nku.edu | 859.572.6657
Dr. Darius Fatemi | Associate Dean | fatemid1@nku.edu | 859.572.7724