Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) emphasizes graduate-level accounting topics and business skills in areas identified by the profession as critical for success in the challenging and dynamic business environment. The 30-semester hour program also satisfies the education requirements for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and helps prepare students for success on certification exams.
FIVE YEAR TRACK
Current GC accounting majors that meet entrance requirements to the Master of Accountancy may choose the "early enrollment" program during the senior year of their undergraduate program. The choice provides a seamless option for the student to commence the MAcc program while completing the B.B.A.
REGULAR ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Admission to the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is limited to holders of a baccalaureate degree (with the exception of MAcc five-year track students) from a regionally accredited institution. It is expected that admission will be granted only to students showing high promise of success in graduate study. The candidate's performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and the candidate's undergraduate work will be used to determine admission status. The median GMAT score for currently admitted students is 510. If a potential student has taken the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) within the past three years, please contact the Director of Graduate Programs in Business to determine if the GRE can be substituted for the GMAT.
CONDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants who apply too late for full consideration for admission and/or have not submitted all required documents for evaluation may be assigned conditional admission status. While in this status a student may register for one semester only, by completing a Georgia College Conditional Registration Agreement for Graduate Students. This form requires the signatures of both the student and the graduate coordinator. Students may take ONLY foundation courses while in conditional status. Any student who registers under this agreement must be admitted by the end of the first semester of enrollment to continue taking courses in the degree program.
Applicants may enter any semester. Admission is granted after meeting the admission standards.
PROGRAM OF STUDY
I. FOUNDATION COURSES* ............ 0-36 semester hours
ACCT 2101 Accounting Principles I (3 hours)
ACCT 2102 Accounting Principles II (3 hours)
ACCT 3101 Intermediate Accounting I (3 hours)
ACCT 3102 Intermediate Accounting II (3 hours)
ACCT 3106 Accounting Information Systems (3 hours)
ACCT 3116 Principles of Taxation I (3 hours)
ACCT 3120 Cost Accounting (3 hours)
ACCT 4125 Principles of Taxation II (3 hours)
ACCT 4135 Auditing (3 hours)
College-Level Economics (3 hours)
College_level Statistics (3 hours)
Business Finance (3 hours)
Foundation courses may be waived if undergraduate equivalent completed with a grade of "C" or better.
II. ACCOUNTING CORE REQUIRED ...... 21 semester hours
ACCT 6115 Governmental & Not-for-Profit Accounting
ACCT 6120 Controllership
ACCT 6125 Advanced Auditing
ACCT 6135 Seminar in Tax Research
ACCT 6155 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT 6165 Professional Accounting Research
ACCT 6175 Business Environment & Concepts
V. ELECTIVE ...............................9 semester hours
6000 level business course (Excluding ACCT 6900)
*Students may use an internship to fulfill no more than three hours of electives.
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS..................... 30*semester hours