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Whether or not you elect to pursue CPA certification, the Ross School’s rigorous curriculum provides invaluable exposure to essential accounting principles and the opportunities to apply them to a wide range of complex disciplines. Our eight month program totals 30 credit hours and includes a Graduate Research Seminar: The Ernst & Young Accounting and Public Policy Symposium in Washington, D.C. This unique course is exclusive to the Ross MAcc and distinguishes our graduates in all fields of business.

Core Curriculum (19.5 to 20.25 credits)
The MAcc core includes a balanced mix of accounting and financial reporting coursework. All courses are fully integrated with the Ross School’s MBA Program and are taught by MBA faculty. MAcc core courses offered during the first two terms include:

  • Accounting Information System Design (ACC 601)
  • Corporate Financial Research and Reporting (ACC 555)
  • Financial Instruments and Structured Finance (ACC 565)
  • Federal Taxation I (ACC 561)
  • Auditing and Assurance (ACC 630)
  • Advanced Financial Accounting (ACC 625)
  • One core elective course
  • Graduate Research Seminar: Ernst & Young Accounting and Public Policy Symposium (ACC 695)
    After meeting on-campus in Ann Arbor, your class will travel to Washington, D.C. over spring break.  There, you will explore the fusion of public policy and business through visits with top-level speakers, trips to relevant sites around the nation's capital and classroom discussion.  this incredible experience is made possible by the generosity of Ernst & Young.
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Electives (9.75 to 10.5 credits)
Broaden your MAcc education further by tapping into University-wide resources, including courses in the law school as well as foreign languages, communications, or engineering. MBA electives are offered in:

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Economics
  • Business Law
  • Public Policy


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