Job placement within 90 days of graduation
Months needed to complete
Whether you’re preparing to sit for the national Uniform CPA Exam or are looking to expand your career opportunities, the College of Business’s Master of Accountancy is designed to help you achieve your professional goals. Utilizing theory-driven coursework and supported by job-related practical skills, this program prepares you for a successful career in a variety of fields, public and private firms and industries.
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.
On diploma: Master of Accountancy
On transcript: Master of Accountancy, major in Accountancy with specialization in Taxation, or Data Analytics and Systems, or Financial Analysis, Auditing, and Reporting (specialization may not apply)
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.
Ethical practice of professional accounting
Professional practices for addressing the related areas of forensic accounting and fraud
Specialized financial accounting procedures related to the oil and gas industry
Contemporary and emerging issues at the intersection of financial reporting and auditing
Tax planning and compliance issues for entities doing business in multi-jurisdictional locales
Federal income tax principles and problems relating to reorganization, consolidation, and termination of corporations
The Department of Accounting at the College of Business is well known for its productivity in tax accounting research. Our department is ranked 1st in research productivity, 4th in tax research worldwide, and 12th in experimental managerial accounting research worldwide 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.
A for-credit certificate can enhance your skills. We’ll help you navigate.
We’ll help you navigate classes and schedules, build your network, and always be around when you need a dose of motivation.
There are various graduate assistantship opportunities. See what might be a fit for you.
The beauty about our profession is how flexible it is, and the ability for you to find a path that’s right for you.
Master of Accountancy graduate