2015-2016 Graduate Academic Catalogue 
    Mar 29, 2023  
2015-2016 Graduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Accounting, M.Acc.

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Office: Columbia Campus, Room 355
Telephone: 410‑617‑7744
Website: http://www.loyola.edu/sellinger

Associate Academic Dean: Marianne Ward-Peradoza
Program Manager: Karen Mardock

The Master of Accounting (M.Acc.) is full-time, 12-month cohort program for those with an undergraduate accounting degree (or equivalent accounting coursework) who are seeking 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 M.Acc. program provides a clear path to earning both a master's-level credential and meeting the 150-hour educational requirement for 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 within courses.
  • Curriculum design that increases the rate of learning, motivation, and commitment to excellence, through a cohort style learning environment and students with proven high-level accounting skills.
  • The opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills obtained in a paid internships during the spring semester.
  • Advanced study in the major areas of accounting (financial, managerial, information systems, and taxation), as well as in the supporting fields of finance and information systems.
  • The delivery of all content with the 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).

Admission Criteria

Detailed admission information (application procedures, required documents, deadlines, etc.) can be found under Admission .

Financial Aid

All applicants should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) to be considered for aid. Inquiries concerning student loans should be directed to the Financial Aid Office, 410‑617‑5149.

Prerequisites and Basic Competencies

An undergraduate accounting degree or equivalent accounting coursework is required.

Degree Requirements

This is a full-time, 30-credit cohort program presented over three semesters (12-month period). Students who successfully complete the requirements are awarded a Master of Accounting (M.Acc.).

Program of Study

The curriculum consists of 10, three-credit courses. In the fall and spring, classes are two and a half hours in length over a 15-week semester.


For specific policy information on non-Loyola coursework considered for advanced standing or transfer, as well as Loyola coursework eligible for application from Executive and Graduate Programs in Management Master of Accounting one Loyola business program to another, see Transfer Credit under Academic Regulations and Policies .

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