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Master of Accounting

The Master of Accounting (MAC) program from Creighton University's Heider College of Business ensures that you’ll gain a broad understanding of the accounting profession, what it stands for and what it means to become an accounting professional. You’ll be poised to contribute toward the advancement of ideals in the field with instruction accredited by the Accounting Accreditation Committee of the AACSB.

Taking the initiative to gain professional development in the accounting field can open new career paths for you. If you’re interested in earning your CPA or other professional accounting designation, a Master of Accounting from Creighton can help you get there. We’ll design your journey around the knowledge and requirements you need to sit for the CPA or other professional exam.

Position Yourself for Success

According to a survey conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11.5 percent over the next ten years. With 42 percent of employers surveyed reporting plans to hire Master of Accounting graduates, earning your graduate degree from Creighton can give you a competitive edge in the job market.


Program At A Glance

Master of Accounting

This program is offered On-Campus

Application Deadline

August 1

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  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Coursework in external financial reporting issues, managerial accounting for decision-making, principles of taxation, auditing and accounting information systems
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • GMAT score, if required
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Additional requirements for international students


Program Goals and Curriculum

The Master of Accounting (MAC) program is a non-thesis graduate accounting program designed for students seeking an individualized, intensive accounting education that will prepare them to seek CPA certification.

To earn the Master of Accounting degree at Creighton University, you must complete 33 credit hours:

Core courses include:

  • Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Auditing
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Current Issues in the Accounting Profession
  • Research and Analysis of Ethical Issues in the Accounting Profession

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Our respected faculty at Creighton strives to help students in the accounting master’s program strengthen their skills, expand their knowledge and work to achieve their goals.

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Specific Application Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Accounting (MAC) program, applicants must:

  • Complete an application and submit a $50 application fee
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Provide official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Provide proof of completed coursework in external financial reporting issues, managerial accounting for decision-making, principles of taxation, auditing and accounting information systems
  • Include a resume or curriculum vitae
  • Submit a personal statement: 300-500 words that explains why you’re interested in Creighton and this program in particular, as well as what you plan to do with your degree
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members
  • Provide a GMAT score, if required

A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually. 

International applicants must:

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition rates change in the fall of each year. Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more details.

Financial Aid 
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. We also encourage you to apply for available graduate student scholarships and fellowships.

Learn more about funding your education

Still have questions? Email or call a financial aid specialist at 402.280.2731. Want to talk to someone in person? Stop by the Office of Financial Aid in Suite 1100 in the Harper Center (602 N 20th St, Omaha, NE 68102).

Dates and Deadlines

The tables below detail the enrollment deadlines and starting dates of courses for the current academic year. If you have any questions about dates, deadlines, or application materials, please contact an enrollment specialist for personalized assistance.


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Tuition & Financial Aid

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