Master of Accounting

Prepare for your CPA exam and beyond with our master in accounting degree.

Pursue the career you want with a master in accounting from Washington University’s Olin Business School. Whatever your interest—public accounting, corporate accounting, consulting, or financial services, Olin will help you prepare to enter this dynamic and growing field.

Customize your courses • While we make sure our accounting students have a strong foundation, 16.5 of the required 33 credit hours are electives. Take advantage of the flexibility of our curriculum to meet CPA exam eligibility requirements for the state where you want to work.

Real-world learning • Through accounting-based practicum projects with the Wells Fargo Advisors Center for Finance and Accounting Research, or the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, you’ll round out your academic experience with experiential learning opportunities at Olin.

Career resources • From day one, you’ll have access to career advising and support from the Weston Career Center to help you be career-ready after graduation.

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Master of Accounting at a Glance:

Thrive in one of the best accounting masters programs.

What You’ll Study

The MACC program will provide a strong foundation and prepare you for the CPA exam through courses like Business Analysis Using Financial Statements, Accounting Policy and Research, Tax and Business Strategy, and Fraud Prevention. For a detailed look at the curriculum, download the MACC Curriculum and Course Descriptions (PDF).

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Potential Career Paths

Graduates from the MACC program are well prepared for roles in:

  • Public accounting
  • Corporate accounting
  • Consulting
  • Financial services

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