The Gonzaga Master of Accountancy (M.Acc) program provides a strong framework of courses promoting development and enhancement of the intellectual, technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills, which are critical in today's business environment. The M.Acc program is intended for those who are looking to pursue a career in the audit function of public accounting or in industry.
Gonzaga offers an Accelerated M.Acc program for current Gonzaga undergraduate accounting majors. If accepted into the program, they may take up to nine credits of graduate-level courses during their senior year with the permission of their graduate advisor. Students may apply for the Accelerated M.Acc program after successful completion of ACCT 360 Intermediate Accounting I. To be considered for admission for the Accelerated M.Acc, students should have completed 75 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20 and have earned at least a C+ in each upper-division accounting course across a minimum of six upper division accounting credits. Students must be admitted to the M.Acc program before enrolling in any graduate-level class.
Admission decisions are based on the evaluation of the following factors: cumulative grade point average (GPA), two confidential recommendation letters, and resume with relevant work experience. Each applicant must submit the following materials to the Graduate School of Business:
- A completed application form and a non-refundable application fee.
- Two online recommendations from professors, supervisors or managers.
- One official set of transcripts from each college or university attended. International students must submit foreign transcripts in the original language and an English copy. A course-by-course report from ECE (Educational Credentials Evaluators) or WES(World Education Services) is to be sent directly to Graduate Student Services. Only degrees and courses from a regionally accredited institution will be accepted. We will accept e-scrip transcripts.
- A professional resume detailing relevant work experience and professional objectives.
- Answer to the essay question on the application.
International Applicants must also submit:
- An official TOEFL score of at least 88 (IBT), 230 (CBT), 570 (PBT) or an IELTS score of 6.5 or above by each international applicant who has graduated from a foreign college or university and whose native language is not English.
- A financial declaration and supporting documentation.
- In addition, the Graduate School of Business may require a personal interview with incoming international applicants. A deficiency in written or spoken English may be remedied by the successful completion of English and speech courses, which may be required for securing admission.
- A virtual interview may be required.
Graduate business programs are open to qualified holders of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution regardless of undergraduate major field of study. The goal of the admission policy is to select degree candidates who demonstrate high potential for academic and professional success. Students of promise normally exhibit at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average.
A prospective student may enroll for one semester as a non-matriculated student for a maximum of one to two graduate business courses. The Graduate Program Director can elect to confer non-matriculated status to a student of demonstrated potential that has applied for admission but who may not have been able to complete the application process prior to the start of classes.
Tuition refunds are dependent upon the relevant Academic Calendar. Courses offered outside of the advertised semester-long schedule are subject to a refund of tuition that may be different from the standard University schedule.
M.Acc Prerequisite Requirements
Prior to enrolling in graduate coursework required for the degree program, M.Acc students are required to complete the following prerequisite coursework:
- Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 & 2
- Cost Accounting
- Principles of Taxation
Prerequisites may be waived at the discretion of the Director.
Admitted students must consult with their advisor before registering for their first semester in order to evaluate their prerequisites and to develop a plan for completing any that are needed. Prerequisites can be fulfilled by successfully completing the appropriate three credit prerequisite course.
Prerequisite course credits are not counted toward the graduate degree program credits. They must be taken in addition to the 30 credits required for the M.Acc degree.
M.Acc Prerequisite Grading Policy:
The MACC 500 prerequisite courses are not Satisfactory/Non-Satisfactory. The grading policy will remain the same with traditional letter grades. If a student earns a "C-" or lower in a MACC 500 level course, it will be treated as an "F" and no credit will be given. The failing grade will be calculated into the overall graduate GPA on the student transcript. If a student re-takes the MACC 500 level class and successfully passes it the second time, then the failing grade will remain on the transcript, but will be removed from the overall graduate GPA calculation and credit will be given.
CLEP Exam Grading Policy
A 50 scaled score is required to pass (75%)
The following foundation (pre-requisite) courses are required for the M.Acc degree. Students may complete these courses after admission to the program:
- MACC 560 Intermediate Accounting I
- MACC 561 Intermediate Accounting II
- MACC 563 Cost Accounting
- MACC 565 Federal Taxation
- MACC 564 Auditing
A total of thirty (30) credits of graduate coursework is required for the Master of Accountancy degree. Students must maintain a 3.00 or better grade point average.
|MACC 600 Orientation Workshop||0 credit|
|MACC 601 Power Query/Power Pivot||2 credits
|MACC 603 Financial Accounting for Income Taxes||3 credits|
|MACC 611 Data Analysis for Accountants||2 credits
|MACC 622 Advanced Analytics for Accounting||3 credits
|MACC 641 Financial Statement Analysis||3 credits|
|MACC 663 Accounting Theory||3 credits|
|MACC 664 Professional Ethics||2 credits|
|MACC 665 Audit Research and Practice||3 credits|
|MACC 667 Corporate Governance||3 credits|
|MACC 677 Sustainability Accounting||1 credit|
*Electives must be approved by the graduate advisor