What is An Accounting (MAcc) Degree?
With a MAcc in Accounting, in addition to being able to perform all the functions of the accountant in preparing documents that show the health of business organizations, you’ll be able to move to higher levels of the organization and get ahead in your career. Getting your Master’s degree will also help you to prepare to sit the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, since many organizations require at least some of their higher-level accountants to have that credential. Some accountants will say it’s best to have your MAcc before sitting for the exam; plus, to take the CPA exam, you’ll need to have two years’ experience in the accounting field.
Your time working on your Master’s beyond the Bachelor’s degree (usually one year of it) will count toward that experience. That’s a great benefit! Courses in the Master’s program include advanced education in all the accounting functions learned in the Bachelor’s degree program along with the development of analytical and communications skills needed to function at higher levels of the field.
The video below discusses a “typical” program, so it should help regardless of which school you are considering.