Master of Accounting (MAcc)

Program Overview

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  • Cost per credit: $1,045
  • Credits: 30
  • Location: Baltimore campus
  • Average Class Size: 23
  • Time to Completion: 10 months

The Master of Accounting Experience

The Princeton Review Best Business Schools 2019

Loyola's Master of Accounting (MAcc) program is designed for recent accounting graduates who want immediate, high-quality coursework relevant to the profession to help start their careers without delay.

With AACSB-International accreditation in both business and accounting, the Sellinger School of Business' accounting program is among the best in the nation. The Sellinger School was recognized as a 2019 “Best Business School” by the Princeton Review. In addition, the MAcc program was ranked No. 20 in U.S. News & World Report's "2020 Best Graduate Schools."

In October 2018, Loyola's accounting department received a $1 million gift from Patrick Allender, ’68, and his wife, Deborah. In addition to establishing an endowed chair in accounting, the gift will fund departmental graduate student assistantships and support innovative development of accounting graduate programs and professional development for faculty. 

CPA Ready

The 30 credit hours earned in the program, combined with an accounting undergraduate degree, meet the 150-hour education requirement for CPA licensure. MAcc students emerge ready to sit for the CPA exam and are well positioned to enter the job market immediately after graduation. In fact, many MAcc students graduate having already taken 2 sections of the exam already. Learn more about the MAcc curriculum.

Advanced Accounting Curriculum

The MAcc program focuses on applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or completion of the following courses (or equivalents as determined by the department chair):

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Individual or Corporate Tax
  • Auditing

State CPA requirements are found on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) website.

Admission and Scholarship Application Process

The MAcc program offers a cohort learning environment with start terms in summer or fall. Application materials include a resume, personal statement, two letters of recommendations, official transcript(s), and test scores (GMAC or GRE).

Applicants with a strong academic and/or professional background should apply early for merit-based scholarship consideration! Learn more about the admission process and merit-based scholarships. Accepted students can also apply for a variety of assistantship positions, some of which are specific to the MAcc program.

The Sellinger Difference

Loyola University Maryland takes a values-centered approach to business education that emphasizes reflection, discernment, and ethical commitment. Explore new ways of thinking and emerge as a confident, competent leader prepared for leadership roles in your current organization—and wherever your career takes you. Our personalized approach to student success means that faculty and staff work directly with students in order to meet their professional interests and goals. Loyola MBA graduates emerge from the program as knowledgeable, skilled, ethical, and adaptable professionals.

The Loyola Network

Expand your network of power connections from day one as you learn alongside the region’s most driven, diverse, and committed professionals. Graduating from Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business places you among a vast and influential alumni network connecting you to thousands of fellow graduates at companies and organizations in Baltimore and around the world. As a part of the Sellinger alumni community, you’ll have access to valuable benefits such as networking, continued education, and career services.

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As chair of the Accounting Advisory Board and a future employer of accounting students, I’m excited this new program will offer a clear path to completion of the 150-hour requirement, in addition to building a pipeline of very qualified CPAs for years to come.

—Christine Aspell, BBA & Partner, KPMG LLP

The new MAcc curriculum is focused on developing deeper technical, communication and decision making skills, providing graduates crucial tools for successful careers in public accounting and beyond.

—Bob Jirsa, BA ’77, Partner, RSM US LLP

RSM has a long and very successful relationship with Loyola - supporting its programs, its faculty and staff, and its students. Over the years, we have recruited many of our most successful professionals from Loyola’s undergraduate and graduate programs. As a Loyola alumnus myself, I’m always proud when another Loyola student or alumnus joins the Firm.

—Robert J. Callens, ’81, Partner, RSM US LLP

While earning a Masters will almost certainly qualify a student to earn his or her CPA license, the true benefit such programs provide comes from a truly increased depth of knowledge.

—John Peter Krahel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Accounting

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