The 10-month MAcc Program totals 33 credit hours, with core and elective courses comprising 30 credits. The program concludes with the three-credit Graduate Research Seminar, also known as the Ernst & Young Accounting and Public Policy Symposium. As part of this capstone course, students travel to Washington, D.C., for one week in June to observe the public policy process in person.
Whether or not you elect to pursue your 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.
Core Curriculum (16.5 to 17.25 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 Systems
- Corporate Financial Reporting
- Financial Instruments and Structured Finance
- Federal Taxation I
- Auditing and Assurance
- Advanced Financial Accounting
Electives (12.75 to 13.5 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
- International Business
- Business Law
- Public Policy
Graduate Research Seminar: Ernst & Young Accounting and Public Policy Symposium (3 credits)
This capstone course is presented each spring and delivers an understanding of the public policy process of business and accounting. First, you will
participate in a few classes in Ann Arbor in May to prepare for the
trip in June. Then, you will spend a week in Washington, D.C., where you will be exposed to experts and leaders in public policy and government. Speakers include board members and/or top advisers of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation , the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the CATO Institute. Other guests include current and former members of Congress and White House advisers.