Master's of Accounting

Prepare for your CPA exam and learn valuable accounting skills.

Whether you’re interested in public accounting, corporate accounting or financial services, WashU Olin’s Master's of Accouting degree (MACC) helps you prepare to enter this dynamic and growing field.

This accounting program can be completed in two or three semesters and provides a strong foundation to prepare you for your CPA exam and future career.

Here are just a few of your courses:

  • Business Analysis Using Financial Statements
  • Accounting Policy and Research
  • Tax and Business Strategy
  • Fraud Prevention

For a detailed look at the curriculum, download the MACC Curriculum and Course Descriptions (PDF).


  • Location
    St. Louis
  • Duration
    12 or 18 months
  • Format
    On Campus
  • Start
  • Cost

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Ask an Accounting Student

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Sue Wang

MACC: Master of Accounting

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    At Olin, we believe in celebrating the uniqueness of each student's journey. Whether you're here to learn, teach, or both, remember that your individuality is valued.

    Expected Graduation



    Guangzhou, China


    University of International Business and Economy


    MACC SMP Council Representative

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Zihan Chen

MACC: Master of Accounting

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    Olin also has strong ties with industry leaders—and many resources, from networking events to mentorship opportunities.

    Expected Graduation



    Sichuan, China


    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University


    Chinese Table/WAGS/Ski team

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Master of Accounting by the Numbers

Thrive in one of the best accounting master’s programs.


91% employment

2022 graduating class


22 years

average student age



average GMAT score


58% women

2023 incoming class

Customize Your Courses

Build a strong foundation and customize your courses—16.5 of the required 33 credit hours are electives. Take advantage of the flexibility of our curriculum to meet CPA exam eligibility requirements in your state.

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Career Services

From day one, you have access to WashU’s Center for Career Engagement to help you be career-ready after graduation. Additionally, you can expand your professional network through the speakers brought in by the WashU chapter of Beta Alpha Psi.

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Graduate Admissions

Olin Business School - Knight Hall
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Office Hours:
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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December 06 Specialized Masters Coffee Chat with Faculty


December 12 Specialized Masters Programs Application Overview Session