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Master of Accounting

Cabrini University’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) program satisfies the requirement of 150 credit hours needed for Pennsylvania’s—and most other states’—board of accountancy to be licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA).

MAcc students enhance their in-depth knowledge by:

  • learning about unique topics like international or forensic accounting
  • developing leadership and communication skills
  • strengthening responses to act ethically and in a socially responsible manner

The MAcc degree is especially beneficial for students graduating with an undergraduate degree and major in accounting.

Please note, international students must be enrolled full-time at Cabrini to be eligible for admission.

Curriculum 
Students are required to complete 30 credits (10 three-credit courses).

  • MACC 510 – Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • MACC 520 – Advanced Managerial Accounting
  • MACC 530 – Taxes and Business Planning
  • MACC/LDR 533 – Communication Skills for Leaders
  • MACC 540 – Forensic Accounting and Auditing
  • MACC 550 – Accounting Information Systems
  • MACC 560 – International Accounting
  • MACC 570 – Regulations and Professional Responsibilities
  • MACC 590 – Accounting Internship, Independent Study, or Study Abroad (online)
  • MACC/LDR 595 – Leadership, Ethics, and Organizational Integrity 

Prerequisite undergraduate courses, with “C” or better, include:

  • Intermediate I & II (Cabrini equivalent ACC 330/331)
  • Tax (Cabrini equivalent ACC 341/343)
  • Auditing (Cabrini equivalent ACC 420)

Leadership and Communication Skills
MAcc students refine their interpersonal skills—including oral and written communication—while developing research skills, critical thinking, and leadership skills.

Students examine the importance of business ethics and social responsibility while maintaining personal and organizational integrity. They apply ethical principles and professional standards to analyze issues that impact accounting professionals.

Technical Skills
MAcc students develop their technical skills by focusing on advanced topics:

  • developing their understanding of tax law while engaging in a business-planning approach to taxes
  • enhancing their knowledge of auditing
  • applying tools and techniques for fraud prevention and detection

CPA Preparation and Global Awareness
Students prepare to take the CPA exam while learning the importance of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Their professional and personal development will get a real-world boost from an internship, self‑directed research project, or study‑abroad opportunity.

Learning Outcomes
MAcc students will:

  • be able to apply ethical principles and professional standards in analyzing issues that impact accounting and audit professionals
  • continue to develop their technical skills with advanced topics in financial accounting and managerial accounting
  • understand the importance of deriving information from data using accounting information systems (AIS)
  • further develop professionally by participating and successfully completing an internship, a self-directed research project or study abroad opportunity

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