Prepare for the CPA Exam and the Next Step in Your Career
The national Uniform CPA Exam requires a breadth of knowledge. Our AACSB-accredited Master of Accountancy program teaches you what you need to sit for – and pass – this exam. Our students’ CPA exam first-time pass rate of 60 percent exceeds both state and national rates.
After completing our Master of Accountancy program, you’ll be ready to secure a competitive accounting or management position in myriad industries. In a 2020 study conducted by U.S. News and World Report, 45 percent of employers plan on hiring Master of Accountancy graduates in the coming year. And with a job field that’s expected to grow 6 percent by 2028, it’s an opportune time to invest in yourself and your accounting knowledge.
The field of accounting requires dynamic and flexible thinking. We’ve structured our program so that you can focus on the area most applicable to your career aspirations.
In addition to general accountancy, our Master of Accountancy offers specializations in taxation; data analytics and systems; and financial analysis, auditing, and reporting.
ACT540 Professional Ethics and Responsibilities
Ethical practice of professional accounting.
ACT 541 Forensic Accounting and Fraud Auditing
Professional practices for addressing the related areas of forensic accounting and fraud.
ACT 561 Legal and Regulatory Issues in Accounting
Contracts, ownership, bankruptcy (debtor/creditor relationship), formation of business entities, regulation of accounting profession.
ACT 602 Accounting Research and Communication
Management of professional accounting and tax practice; professional ethics and regulation; and auditing and tax research techniques.
ACT 610 Accounting Analytics
An examination of the tools and techniques that are necessary to complete professional accounting data analytics solutions.
ACT 631 Corporate Taxation
Federal income tax principles pertaining to formation and operation of corporate entities.
Join a Research-Driven Program
The Department of Accounting at the College of Business is well known for its productivity in tax accounting research. Our department is ranked 8th in tax research, in the top 10% in overall research breadth worldwide, and in the top 12% worldwide for overall research productivity by the BYU Accounting Research Rankings.
Our graduate students and faculty work closely together to solve complex business problems in areas like auditing, ethics, financial accounting and reporting and more. In addition to faculty, you’ll work with corporate, public, and non-profit accounting partners to develop solutions for the real-world challenges they face. Mentor programs, guest speakers and connections with our advisory board all add to the curriculum and serve as excellent networking opportunities.