The MAcc program is a one-year (30 hour) program for students who have completed or are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. By design, the program emphasizes the emerging trend of data analytics in the practice of accounting. The MAcc program prepares students for entry into both non-public and public accountancy careers through advanced study in an accountancy graduate program. This program includes preparation for the 150-hour requirement and the 30 accountancy credit hour requirement to be a candidate for the CPA examination in the State of Georgia. Students may begin the program in the fall, spring, or summer semesters with courses available on the Gainesville campus. The program may be completed in one year as a full-time student or over a longer period of time as a part-time student.
Requirements for Admission
- A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited U.S. institution with separate accreditation for the business program or a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution and completion of all prerequisite coursework.
- Grade point average 2.5 or above for all upper-division courses and 3.0 or above in accounting courses calculated in accordance with UNG’s Graduate Admissions procedures.
- Official scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) of not less than 500 or an official score on the Graduate Record Exam, General Test (GRE) of not less than 295, verbal and quantitative combined. Only GMAT or GRE scores less than five years old will be considered.
Applicants may EXEMPT the GMAT or GRE with evidence of an advanced degree, Master’s, Doctorate, in any field from a regionally accredited institution, an accounting professional certification (e.g. CPA, CFE, CIA, CMA, CFP or similar designation), or 3 years of accounting work experience as evidenced by submitted resume.
UNG and other AACSB institution accounting majors may also exempt the GMAT or GRE by earning an upper level accounting GPA of at least 3.75 and an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Required Supplemental Documents
- Letter of Interest explaining the applicant’s purpose for completing the MAcc Program
- Professional Resume
- Recommendation letters (2) from a professor or employer
The admission requirements of the Graduate College also apply. Students are advised to familiarize themselves with the UNG Graduate Catalog.
Students without a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a regionally accredited U.S. institution must complete the following courses or the equivalent (earn grade of “C” or higher):
- ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I
- ACCT 2102 Principles of Accounting II
- ACCT 3310 Intermediate I
- ACCT 3320 Intermediate II
- ACCT 3350 Federal Income Taxation
- ACCT 4310 Intermediate III
- ACCT 4330 Accounting Information Systems
- ACCT 4360 Cost Accounting
- ACCT 4380 Auditing
- BUSA 2810 Legal Environment of Business
- ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics
- ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
- FINC 3440 Principles of Finance
- MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics
- MGMT 3661 Fundamentals of Management
- MKTG 3700 Principles of Marketing
To be eligible for graduation, a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (“B”) both on the graduate transcript and on all courses on the program of study. No grade below 2.0 (“C”) will be accepted as part of the program of study. When a course is repeated, the last grade received will be used in calculating the average that is used for graduation. Grades received in all courses will be included in the average. Students who earn a second “C” in the program will be withdrawn. The student may apply to Graduate Admissions for readmission a semester later.
Academic Integrity Violations
In the Mike Cottrell College of Business, graduate students sanctioned by a UNG conduct hearing panel for an academic integrity violation will receive a zero grade on the relevant assignment, fail the relevant course, or be removed from the program based upon the severity of the violation. The specific sanction will be determined by majority vote of the MCCB Graduate Committee.