Master of Accountancy Professional Track Online

With this recession-proof degree, prepare to sit for the CPA Exam while equipping yourself with professional accounting knowledge applicable to any business discipline.

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Program Overview

Learn more about our online MAcc degree

Develop skills for career mobility and professional stability with the online Master of Accountancy Professional Track program from Northern Kentucky University. This valuable accounting master’s degree is designed to challenge and polish your ability to interpret and analyze financial information, monitor finances, become a trusted adviser to companies and clients, and chart courses for the future.

Ideal for students who already have an undergraduate accounting background, this online accountancy degree program enables you to earn valuable semester hours required to sit for the CPA Exam. Prior to enrollment, you should check specific licensure requirements in your state.

Selected courses were developed in partnership with Becker Professional Education, a leading CPA Examination preparation company, to mirror the financial and regulation sections of the exam. As a student in this online accounting master’s degree program, you will receive a discount on review materials and learn real-world applications from highly qualified faculty, many of which have extensive experience as practicing CPAs.

In this online degree in accountancy program, you will:

  • Build expertise in accounting analytics, strategic management accounting, ethics, research, standard setting, and practice
  • Prepare for CPA practice in the areas of regulation, financial accounting and reporting, auditing, and attestation
  • Gain a foundation in the methodology, sources, and analysis of tax research, and build on this knowledge by choosing specialized electives in corporate, partnership, and/or individual taxation
  • Learn to apply accounting concepts to mergers, consolidations, acquisitions, and partnerships
  • Build expertise in accounting analytics, strategic management accounting, ethics, research, standard setting, and practice
  • Prepare for CPA practice in the areas of regulation, financial accounting and reporting, auditing, and attestation
  • Gain a foundation in the methodology, sources, and analysis of tax research, and build on this knowledge by choosing specialized electives in corporate, partnership, and/or individual taxation
  • Learn to apply accounting concepts to mergers, consolidations, acquisitions, and partnerships

As a graduate of this online degree in accountancy program, you will be prepared for roles such as:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Financial Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Controller
  • Accounting Consultant
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Business Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Financial Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Controller
  • Accounting Consultant
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Business Analyst

Also available:

Northern Kentucky University also offers a Master of Accountancy Data Analytics/Data Visualization Track program online.

Total Tuition $15,630
Program Duration As few as 10 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

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The Haile College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition

Discover the value of our low-cost tuition

The Master of Accountancy Professional Track online program offers the same affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition for in-state and out-of-state students. Financial aid may be available to eligible students.

Tuition Breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,630
Per Credit Hour $505

Calendar

Review the schedule for our online program

The Master of Accountancy online program is flexible and efficient for busy schedules, with accelerated courses that start multiple times a year. View the calendar to find the best start date for you, and be sure to submit your application, registration, documents and tuition by the corresponding deadlines.

SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment Due
Summer 15/6/244/24/244/30/245/3/245/6/24
Summer 26/24/246/12/246/18/246/21/246/24/24
Fall 18/19/248/7/248/12/248/16/248/19/24
Fall 210/16/2410/3/2410/8/2410/11/2410/16/24

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Apply Date 8/7/24
Class Starts 8/19/24
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Admissions

Understand the details of our admissions criteria

The admission process is the first step toward earning your Master of Accountancy degree online.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts of all coursework from accredited institutions
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting
  • 2.8 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale

Macc Online Admission Requirements

  • Complete online application and pay $40 non-refundable application fee
    • If you are an NKU alum or active/veteran military member, your application fee will be waived
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework from accredited institutions with a minimum undergraduate overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 or higher
  • If you have a GPA lower than 2.8, you may be considered for admission to the program. Please submit evidence of preparedness for a rigorous specialty graduate program. This should include a statement regarding your motivation for pursuing a MAcc (no more than 250 words) as well as one or more of the following:
    • A current resume with evidence of work experience
    • Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Other evidence of preparedness
  • If an international applicant, IBT, TOEFL or equivalent with a minimum score of 550 or IELTS minimum score of 6.5 must be submitted to the NKU Office for International Students and Scholar Services

Official documents may be mailed or emailed to:

NKU Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

[email protected]

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Courses

Discover what you’ll learn in your online Master of Accountancy courses

For the Master of Accountancy Professional Track online program, students must complete a total of 30 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core courses (including a capstone) and nine credit hours of electives. Before entering this program, you must complete two introductory accounting courses and one intermediate accounting course.

For the Master of Accountancy Professional Track online program, you must complete a total of 30 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core courses (including a capstone) and nine credit hours of electives. Before entering this program, you must complete two introductory accounting courses and one intermediate accounting course.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced individual tax compliance and planning. Business entity selection and advanced entity tax compliance and planning issues. Advanced property transactions including taxable and nontaxable transfers.

Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Accounting for mergers, consolidations, acquisitions, and partnerships.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on methodology and sources of tax research. Examined are tax analysis research, policy implications, behavioral aspects, and use of quantitative analysis.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on legal topics relevant to professional accounting: contracts, agency, business entities, Uniform Commercial Code, and securities law.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced knowledge concerning principles and practice of auditing, reading of auditing standards, analysis of cases involving auditing, and procedures in the conduct of an audit by a CPA. Examines functions and responsibilities, internal control, statistical sampling, reporting, information technology auditing, statistical sampling, legal responsibilities, audit and attestation reports, and ethics.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on using management accounting information to support key strategic management issues and decision-making.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Topics covered include the latest innovations in accounting and application of contemporary analytics to discover value-added insights for a range of organizations in various accounting-related settings.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review of topical areas covered in the Uniform CPA examinations in Regulation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review of topical areas covered in the Uniform CPA examinations in Financial Accounting & Reporting.
Students must choose two of the following courses:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Corporate taxation and topics concerning organization of the corporation, capital structure, debt vs. equity, stock redemption, liquidations, corporate divisions, corporate reorganization.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Executive compensation planning, deferred compensation, fringe benefits, options, alternative minimum tax, passive activities, deductions available to individuals and grantor trusts.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A study of investigative accounting procedures and techniques used in litigation support. Topics to be covered include financial reporting fraud, employee fraud, income reconstruction methods, business damage calculations, damages for personal injury, testifying as an expert witness, evidence management, and business valuations.

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