Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Develop the leadership and decision-making skills needed for a successful accounting career in our Master of Accountancy program. This high-quality program at North Alabama will also prepare you for professional certification—our graduates have some of the highest pass rates in the state of Alabama on the CPA and CFE exams.

The MAcc is a 30-semester-hour graduate program—with a master’s in accounting online option—designed to provide you with the professional skills and business knowledge essential for success in contemporary professional accounting and business careers. Most states, including Alabama, require 150 semester hours of education before you can be licensed as a CPA. Our MAcc program provides the remaining courses required for the CPA exam for students who have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting.


The North Alabama College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). 

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Time to Complete
12-18 Months Full Time 24-30 Months Part Time


Mode Offered
Online or On-Campus



Why North Alabama?

Experience an unmatched education for your master’s in accounting. Your North Alabama professors bring real-world experience to the classroom, which serves as the foundation for our programs. Whether you are on campus or taking your master’s in accounting online, you will benefit from their research through case studies, solving real-world business problems, and studying under their dynamic delivery of practical business skills, knowledge, and strategies.

MAcc Curriculum

  • AC 630 Research in Accounting (2 hours)
  • AC 674 Advanced Accounting Theory (3 hours)
  • AC 675 Advanced Tax Accounting (3 hours)
  • AC 697 Advanced Auditing (3 hours)
  • CIS 622 Information Systems Design and Project Management (2 hours)
  • EMB 612 Business Ethics and Responsibility in a Global Economy (2 hours)
  • MG 630 Strategic Management and Competitive Analysis (2 hours)


You will learn from dedicated full-time faculty—most holding PhDs and/or terminal degrees from leading universities—as you pursue your master’s in accounting

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The North Alabama College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

The University of North Alabama is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of North Alabama.

What can I do with a MAcc?

By earning your Master of Accountancy, you gain professional skills and business knowledge essential for success and advancing in professional accounting position. This could include, but is not limited to, positions in financial analysis, forensic accountancy, auditing, and managerial accountancy and includes job titles such as Corporate Controller or Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Admissions requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, OR 3.0 GPA in the last 30 hours of undergraduate course work
  • A GMAT score of 400, OR at least three years of demonstrated responsibility in professional or entrepreneurial positions, OR membership in either of the two honor societies: Beta Gamma Sigma OR Beta Alpha Psi

Professional or entrepreneurial experience refers to positions that often require a bachelor’s degree AND involve common business-related functions (e.g., marketing, finance, accounting, etc.). Clerical and administrative duties are typically not considered professional/entrepreneurial.

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Tuition and Aid

On Campus: UNA in-state MAcc tuition includes counties in Mississippi and Tennessee that are within 50 miles of campus.

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Online: $475 per credit hour plus a distance learning fee with no out-of-state tuition or other, traditional fees

2020-2021 Tuition Cost

Master of Accountancy

On Campus: Cost per semester varies by total credits taken.

Online: $475 per credit hour.

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