MAc Curriculum

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Our MAc program is a 30-hour, full-time program designed to be completed in two consecutive semesters beginning the in Fall, with some optional sections available during the summer prior to full-time fall enrollment. Additionally, the MAc curriculum provides the additional hours beyond those required for a BBA in accounting to take the CPA exam in Texas.

Download our 2018-2019 Curriculum.


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MAc Concentrations

What Makes our Curriculum Person, Real and Connected

MAc Core.  The MAc Core curriculum combines advanced critical accounting knowledge with soft skills such as professional communication, analysis and persuasion.  The goal of the MAc Core is to provide students the opportunity and ability to think about and appreciate the accounting and business world from various perspectives.  

Assurance Services. Develop the skills needed to audit or consult with multinational corporations.  Graduates with this concentration typically begin their professional careers in the audit practice of a professional services firm.

Taxation. Taxation develops a foundation for understanding and analyzing the manner in which tax strategy impacts the current business environment.  Graduates with this concentration typically begin their professional careers in the tax division of a professional services firm or in a corporate tax department.

Financial Reporting & Valuation. Financial Reporting and Valuation develops accounting knowledge and analytical skills necessary for decision-making in today’s complex business environment. While many graduates with this concentration will likely begin their careers as assurance professionals, this concentration also prepares graduates more broadly for positions in consulting practices of professional services firms, with investment banking firms or other financial institutions.


Travel Opportunities

MAc students are encouraged to participate in the sponsored learning experiences held off-campus. There are currently two travel experiences available to TCU Master of Accounting students.

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Accounting & Public Policy Symposium: The Washington Campus, Washington DC:

Each summer, students travel to The Washington Campus for a three-day intensive study that includes presentations from legislators and regulators, policy experts and influencers, and experienced sector professionals. Participants will gain understanding of the accounting profession’s increasingly dynamic public affairs and public policy environment.


Global Perspective: International Markets and the Global Economic Environment

International Study Abroad trip for Winter 2018 is currently in development and plans will be announced soon.

The Global Perspectives Study Abroad trip spent time over the 2017 Winter Break in Munich, Budapest, and Athens.  From the students’ perspectives:

"The MAc study abroad trip to Budapest, Munich, and Athens was an incredible experience offered by the Neeley School. From company office visits to exploring European cities with 18 of my classmates, it was the perfect end to a successful fall semester. During our two-week trip I was able to gain a further understanding of the different business environments and challenges each country faces." - Brent Bolton, MAc '17

"The study abroad experience included business site visits and tourist activities in three different European countries. I learned so much about the different cultures of Budapest, Munich, and Athens, specifically the differences in women's roles in society and the family." - Celeste Campbell, MAc '17


Pre-Requisite Courses

You must successfully complete the following pre-requisite accounting courses at an AACSB-accredited university with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to be considered for admission to the MAc program:

Common Course Name

TCU Course Number

Intermediate I Accounting

ACCT 30153

Intermediate II Accounting

ACCT 30253

Cost Accounting

ACCT 30163

U.S. Taxation

ACCT 30303

Audit & Assurance Services

ACCT 30273

Accounting Information Systems

ACCT 40223


CPA Eligibility

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Our 30-hour MAc program is designed to build upon your undergraduate accounting education to meet the CPA-eligibility requirements of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.  Specific requirements include:
- 30 hours upper-level accounting
- 24 hours upper-level business (no more than 6 hours per subject matter)
- 2 hours state-approved research
- 2 hours state-approved communications
- 3 hours state-approved ethics