Office: Sellinger Hall, Room 112
Assistant Dean: Susan Hasler
Director of Graduate Cohort Programs: Dana Dalton
The Master of Accounting (MAcc) is full-time program for those with an undergraduate accounting degree (or equivalent accounting coursework, see Prerequisites and Basic Competencies) who are seeking advanced accounting knowledge and the additional 30 credits required to obtain licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Obtaining the CPA credential provides many high-quality employment options for students, including careers in public, corporate, managerial, and government accounting, corporate finance, consulting, nonprofit management, and law enforcement.
The MAcc program provides a clear path to earning both a master's-level credential and meeting the 150-hour educational requirement for CPA licensure. Curricular highlights of the program include:
- Accounting courses that provide expanded knowledge and deep grounding in technical skills, as well as opportunities to apply skills through integrative cases.
- Curriculum design that increases the rate of learning, motivation, and commitment to excellence, through a cohort style learning environment and classmates with proven high-level accounting skills.
- The opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills obtained in a paid internship.
- Advanced study in the major areas of accounting (financial, audit and data analytics, information systems, and taxation), as well as in the supporting fields of finance and information systems.
- The delivery of all content with an underlining concern for ethical decision making.
- Cocurricular opportunities that link students to accounting professionals (e.g., mentoring); enhance their technical skills (e.g., advanced training in Excel); and make graduates career ready (e.g., advanced training in presentation skills).
Detailed admission information (application procedures, required documents, deadlines, etc.) can be found under Admission.
Loyola undergraduate students may apply for the Accelerated BBA/MAcc program wich allows them to take up to two graduate-level courses towards the MAcc program in the fall and/or spring of senior year. Courses can simultaneously count as an undergraduate elective and a graduate requirement for the MAcc program.
All applicants should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for aid. Inquiries concerning student loans should be directed to the Office of Graduate Financial Aid, 410‑617‑2576.
Prerequisites and Basic Competencies
Admission into the Master of Accounting program requires that applicants have an undergraduate accounting degree, or have taken the following courses (or equivalents as determined by the accounting department chair):
- Financial Accounting
- Managerial Accounting
- Intermediate Accounting I and II
- Tax Accounting