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Accountancy (MAcc)

Bloomsburg University is a leader in preparing students for rewarding careers in accounting. Our graduates are recruited and hired by leading accounting firms in the country.

Degrees & Offerings
  • M.Acc.
Program Contact
Assistant Professor, MAcc Program Coordinator
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The Master of Accountancy is designed for individuals who have already completed an undergraduate course of study in accounting and who need to complete graduate coursework to fulfill the AICPA 150 hour requirement for CPA certification. BU's accounting students benefit from personal contact with faculty who possess real-world accounting experience.

M.Acc. Program Details

  • The program consists of 10 courses (30 graduate credits: 21 Accounting, 3 Finance, and 6 Business Electives credits). Course descriptions are in the graduate catalog.

  • Review for the CPA examination is incorporated into the course of study.

  • Classes meet once or twice a week for 15 weeks in spring and fall semesters. Summer session courses are online or hybrid for 6 or 12-week sessions.

  • Class meetings are on the Bloomsburg campus or online.

  • Students can choose to take courses on a full- or part-time basis. Full-time students may be able to finish the program in just one year; most part-time students finish within just three years.

  • Students must comply with Graduate School and the Master of Accountancy program policies and procedures, completing all graduation requirements with an average 3.00/4.00 G.P.A. within six years.

Courses and Curriculum

  • Online application and application fee
  • College transcripts
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE scores

* Applicants need to have earned an undergraduate degree in accounting and/or have completed courses in intermediate accounting, cost accounting, tax, accounting information systems, and audit.

* If the student is a Bloomsburg Accounting major and has at least a 3.0 overall GPA and at least a 3.0 GPA in the accounting classes, the GRE/GMAT will be waived.

Required Course Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACCT.501 Financial Accounting (3 cr)

ACCT.502 Advanced Financial Accounting (3 cr)

ACCT.522 Advanced Auditing Theory (3 cr)

Graduate Business Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester

ACCT.510 Advanced Accounting Info Systems (3 cr)

ACCT.523 Advanced Tax Accounting (3 cr)

FINANCE.535 Financial Management (3 cr)

ACCT.552 Controllership (3 cr)

Summer Semesters

ACCT.599 Research in Accounting (3 cr)

Graduate Business Elective (3 cr)

ACCT.500 MBA Assessment (0 cr)

The Husky Difference

CPA Exam Pass Rate
Our Masters of Accountancy students earned the highest average exam score among CPA exam takers from all graduate school programs in Pennsylvania.
 AACSB-accredited schools have the highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities not found at other schools.
Many top, global corporations only recruit from AACSB-accredited schools. Those grads are offered better, more competitive salaries.
Employment Rate
Many of our students have jobs well in advance of graduation.

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MAcc Student

I chose Bloomsburg’s Masters in Accountancy program because the program is built to help you achieve your goals. If you are like me and becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is your end goal, this is the place for you. Study material is built right into the class curriculum so you can take all four parts of the exam with confidence.

Jessica Halligan '23
MAcc Student
MAcc students intern at Boyer and Ritter Accounting Firm

Internship leads to smooth transition into MAcc program

Interning at one of the top ranked public accounting and business consulting firms not only served as an impactful learning experience for two Bloomsburg University accounting majors but also prepared them for their journey into BU’s Master of Accountancy program. Adam Zalewski and Kassondra Frew got a firsthand glance into the lives of today’s accountants through their internship with Boyer & Ritter. By inputting trial balances and auditing paper work, they got a preview of their future career aspirations.

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Program Costs

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