Accounting (Master of Accounting)

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Creighton’s Master of Accounting (MAC) is a non-thesis program structured to be more integrative, intensive and in-depth than an undergraduate or MBA program.

When you pursue a Master of Accounting you’ll be able to carve your own path with an individualized program of study. The program is designed to fulfill your specific educational goals, while ensuring that you meet the requirements to sit for the CPA exam in any state. In addition to completing the required course work, you’ll participate in 2 required co-curricular activities.

Creighton’s MAC program is administered by the Department of Accounting in the Heider College of Business. The AACSB International has accredited the college since 1956. Since it began accrediting accounting programs in 1982, the Accounting Accreditation Committee of the AACSB has accredited the accounting program.

You don’t have to wait to advance your education. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for spring, summer and fall terms.


Accountants are evolving from financial historians to the most trusted of business advisors, from tax return preparers to tax consultants, from reactionary overseers of accounting data to proactive developers of internal and external information for business decision-making.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 13% over the next 10 years. In general, employment growth of accountants and auditors is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall economy. As the economy grows, these workers will continue to be needed to prepare and examine financial records.

As of 2012, the median annual wage for accountants and auditors was $63,550.

What You'll Learn

  • Principles in accounting
  • Critical-thinking skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Business ethics
  • Leadership skills


Admissions Requirements

Applicants for admission to the MAC program must have a baccalaureate degree in accounting from an accredited institution or an undergraduate degree in business from an accredited institution and the equivalent of Intermediate Accounting I (ACC 313), Managerial Accounting for Decision-Making (ACC 315), Principles of Taxation (ACC 343), Auditing (ACC 423) and Accounting Information Systems (ACC 377).

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for spring, summer and fall terms.

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