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 2020-2021 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.

Audit and 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.


Data Analytics Certificate

All MAc students have the opportunity to pursue the Data Analytics Certificate as an add-on to your MAc degree. Students who successfully complete this certificate receive a certificate and documentation on their TCU Mac transcript regarding the completion of the certificate.

The Data Analytics certificate is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills regarding statistical analysis, data extraction, wrangling, visualization, and decision-making.

Students who select to pursue the data analytics certificate will use their elective hours to earn the 7.5 credit hours for the certificate.

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.


International Study Abroad trip for Winter 2019 is planned for January 3-12, 2019

The itinerary will include company visits in Munich, Germany as well as Bologna, Italy, and the trip will include travel via train through the Alps. The objective of the class is to provide a perspective on international markets and the global economic environment. Students will consider the impact of cultural differences on international business. There will be a strong focus on commerce, culture & cuisine!


Pre-Requisite Courses

You must successfully complete the following pre-requisite accounting courses at an accredited university with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to be considered for admission to the MAc program. We accept coursework that meets the accreditation standards of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy: Accreditations Recognized by TSBPA. These courses should be taught in accordance with U.S. GAAP, U.S. tax law, and PCAOB auditing standards to be considered for admission.

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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Together with an undergraduate degree in accounting, or an undergraduate degree and the required accounting course prerequisites, the TCU MAc program is designed to meet the CPA eligibility education requirements of the following states and governing bodies:

  • Texas – Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
  • California – California Board of Accountancy
  • Colorado – Colorado Board of Accountancy
  • District of Columbia – District of Columbia Board of Accountancy
  • New York – New York State Board of Public Accountancy
  • Missouri – Missouri State Board of Accountancy
  • Nebraska – Nebraska State Board of Public Accounting
  • Massachusetts – Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy

It is important to meet with the MAc program advising team when evaluating CPA eligibility education requirements for the state in which you plan to sit for the exam.

The TCU MAc program has not made a determination regarding CPA eligibility education requirements for the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.