Master of Accounting

Prepare for your CPA exam and learn valuable accounting skills.

Whether you’re interested in public accounting, corporate accounting or financial services, our Master of Accounting degree (MACC) prepares you to enter this dynamic and growing field. Take advantage of the flexibility of our curriculum—16.5 of the required 33 credit hours are electives—to build a strong foundation and customize your courses to meet CPA exam eligibility requirements in your state. Experiential opportunities for accounting students are also available through the Wells Fargo Advisors Center for Finance and Accounting Research.

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

Master of Accounting by the Numbers

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


1:1 career support

with your career coach


hands-on learning

real-world projects & experience


STEM designated

master high-demand skills


flexible curriculum

50% of credits are electives


ranked #2

global Master of Accounting program

TFE Times 2023


91% employment

2022 graduating class

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Career Services

At WashU Olin, you receive personalized support from our team of certified career coaches in our Center for Career Engagement. Through 1:1 and group coaching sessions, career fairs, workshops, alumni networking events and much more, you are well-prepared to succeed in your chosen field. And as a WashU alum, you’ll be joining a network of supportive and engaged alumni making an impact around the world.

Some career paths for this program include: 

  • Accountant
  • Tax Associate
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Staff
  • Assurance Staff
  • Internal Auditor
  • Consultant
  • Research Associate
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Real-World Learning

Gaining real-world experience in your graduate program is essential. That’s why all specialized master’s students are required to take an experiential learning course during their program. Through our Center for Experiential Learning, you'll gain valuable, hands-on experience and build meaningful relationships with decision-makers near and far. Whether you work with a Fortune 500 company, startup or nonprofit, you build your resume and enhance your leadership and problem-solving skills.

Another way to round out your academics with hands-on experience is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

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

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