Master of Accountancy

Master of Science in Accounting

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Program Intro

Gain the breadth and depth of accounting and business knowledge you need to advance your career as a professional accountant! Affordable and flexible, Purdue University Northwest’s master of accountancy program features evening classes to accommodate working professionals.

Our AACSB-accredited program prepares you for professional positions in the accounting industry as well as the CPA exam. You’ll study under faculty members who draw upon academic research and years of professional experience.

Curriculum Overview

In this program, you’ll complete 21 credit hours of required core accounting courses and choose nine credit hours of elective courses. Want to pursue a concentration? You can choose from taxation or forensic accounting analysis.

You can currently complete this degree at PNW’s Hammond campus.

Begin with a focus on accounting communications, managerial accounting and financial accounting. Some students complete their curriculum in one year; others complete approximately half the program.

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Sample Courses

  • MGMT 50100 – Advanced Taxation
  • MGMT 50300 – Advanced Accounting
  • MGMT 50500 – Management Accounting II

Expand your knowledge with courses in advanced taxation and auditing, before completing the program with the capstone course, Advanced Financial Reporting.

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Sample Courses

  • MGMT 51700 – Fraud Data Analysis
  • MGMT 51800 – Criminology And Legal Issues
  • MGMT 51900 – Advanced Fraud Investigation

Program Requirements

For admission to the program, submit an application that includes:

  • GMAT scores
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL scores (for international applicants)

Highlights

As a student in this program, you’ll learn the essential managerial skills you need move forward in your career. A MAcc from PNW opens new doors, expands your network and increases your earning potential.

A lion sculpture on PNW's campus A student in a suit in the classroom

Outcomes

The CPA pass rate among our graduates exceeds the national average – an indication of the quality and comprehensiveness of PNW’s master of accountancy program.

Scholarships

MAcc students have scholarship opportunities through PNW’s financial aid office. You’re also encouraged to pursue graduate assistant positions.

Beyond the Classroom

You’ll find plenty of ways to get involved on campus, including the following organizations and honor societies:

  • PNW Graduate Student Organization
  • Finance and Accounting Club
  • Beta Gamma Sigma

Career Paths

A MAcc can help you pursue roles in public practice, industry or nonprofit organizations. Career paths include:

  • Certified public accountant
  • Corporate controller
  • Financial analyst

Employers

Our alumni work with some of the most innovative organizations across the region and around the world, including:

  • Ernst & Young
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • Nisource

Accreditation

This program is accredited by AACSB, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5 percent of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.

Master of Accountancy Graduate Rachel Bremer

MAcc projects allowed me to apply my knowledge to real business situations. As an incoming audit staff member, I’m prepared to continue learning and applying my knowledge to my future work as a CPA. If you want to further your accounting education, the MAcc program provides the ideal learning experience.

Rachel Bremer
Master of Accountancy, Schererville

The MAcc program is great for individuals looking to change career paths. Teachers are there to help you find your niche. The taxation concentration was perfect for me because it allowed me to combine my creative side with my analytical side.

Patrick Petruf
Master of Accountancy, Hammond

Meet the Faculty

Maureen Francis Mascha

Maureen Francis Mascha, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Accounting

As a CPA and a former audit manager Maureen Francis Mascha has practical experience that she brings to the classroom in her roles as coordinator of the forensic program in accounting and advisor of Beta Alpha Psi.

A PNW Student in the Classroom

Take the Next Step

Our graduate studies staff is ready to help you take the next step! Contact us at (219) 989-2257 or grad@pnw.edu to see how PNW’s flexible programs can meet your needs.