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Accountancy – Graduate Degree

Degree Offered: Master of Accountancy (M.Ac.)

Departmental Website: Accountancy - M.Ac.

Program Description: WCU Graduate School's Master of Accountancy program is a 30-semester hour program designed to provide an in-depth study of financial accounting theory, auditing standards, the concepts of taxation and tax research, accounting information systems, and business law. The objective is to prepare the graduate for a career in public accounting. The College of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International Association for Management Education. In addition to those with an undergraduate degree in business, the program also encourages applications from students who have completed degrees in other fields.

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Location of Course Offerings: Biltmore Park

Admission Requirements:   

  • Graduate School Admission Requirements
  • Program Admission Requirements
    • GRE or GMAT (minimum GMAT score of 450 is recommended). The entrance exam may be waived for Beta Gamma Sigma members with an undergraduate degree with a major in Accounting. At the discretion of the program director, the entrance examination may be waived if the applicant has previously passed the Uniform CPA examination.
    • An undergraduate GPA sufficient to demonstrate an acceptable probability of success in graduate level studies
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Resume 
    • A personal interview may be requested
Application Deadline: None

Prerequisites: The M.Ac. program encourages applications from students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than business.  However, for applicants without an undergraduate business degree with a concentration or major in accounting, students must satisfactorily complete courses in intermediate financial accounting, cost accounting, taxation, statistics, management, microeconomics, and finance as prerequisites to the program. The prerequisite courses will not count toward the graduate degree.

College of Business Coordinator
Kelly McIntyre
WCU programs at Biltmore Park

Graduate Program Director:
Dr. Susan Swanger
College of Business




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