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The AIU Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree program can help holders of a baccalaureate degree in accounting acquire advanced specialization in the field and prepare for senior-level opportunities. The Master of Accounting degree program culminates in two courses that may prepare students for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) licensure examination. Students are immersed in accounting for managers, accounting information systems, leadership and ethics for managers and public accounting.

  • Next Start Date

    November 10, 2014

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  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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Career Path

  • The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program offers a more in-depth approach to the practice of accounting, focusing especially on helping students currently participating in the field to grow or for students looking for management and administrative positions in the industry. Students in this program can expect to learn to:

    • Develop organizational and operational plans to solve problems and improve the business environment and performance.
    • Analyze various leader, follow, cultural and situational characteristics that contribute to leadership, and adapt to the needs of situations, employees and co-workers.
    • Utilize qualitative and quantitative analysis to evaluate the quality of decision-making and research to solve problems. 
    • Engage knowledge of economic concepts, principles and theory to critically analyze and evaluate economic problems and opportunities. 
    • Evaluate the opportunities provided by technology for businesses. 
    • Recognize, evaluate and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts.
    • Communicate effectively in business situations

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

    The Master of Accounting degree program is not accredited by ACBSP.

  • In addition to a real-world curriculum based on industry standards, AIU’s Master of Accounting curriculum is taught by a team of professionals who bring relevant work knowledge and perspectives into their classrooms.


    • Advanced Accounting I
    • Advanced Accounting II
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Statement Analysis and Report Writing
    • Economics
    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Business Law
    • Public and Not-For-Profit Accounting
    • Review Course: Financial Accounting and Reporting; Business Environment and Concepts
    • Review Course: Auditing and Regulation


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Students who graduate from the Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree program will receive a grounding in both the fundamentals and the more advanced aspects of being a successful and effective professional accountant.

    As indicated by the advanced degree, this program will move beyond the basics to introduce students to the more specialized skills and areas of knowledge necessary not only to compete, but also to take on leadership and managerial roles in accounting firms and companies. Students will receive ample opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts discussed by participating in industry-based projects and assignments.

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