MASTER OF ACCOUNTANCY The accounting profession
is in a period of redefinition.
MAcc Today’s accountant is expected to know more
and do more than ever before.
Calculate your future.
It’s not enough to know accounting
rules and regulations.
To be successful in providing value to employers and
clients, today’s accountant must demonstrate
a combination of:
o Technical Competence
o Oral and Written Communication Skills
o Analytical Problem-Solving Skills
o Technology Skills
o People Skills
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The American Institute of CPAs
and nationally conducted forums
of accounting practitioners
identified these as the skills
shaping the accounting
profession over the next
few years. The MAcc
degree is designed to
enhance all of these
skills and competencies.
An InvesTMenT In your FuTure
The ProgrAM requIreMenTs MACC degree PLAn
Several forms of financial assistance are available to MAcc students to
reduce the financial commitment of graduate education. MAcc students
The MAcc degree is a 33-hour program, requiring 18 hours of graduate may be awarded a stipend in exchange for up to 10 hours of work per week
accounting coursework and 15 hours of supporting graduate business ACCounTIng Courses
six 5000-Level Accounting Courses from the following: for a professor or department on campus and/or merit-based graduate
(non-accounting) coursework. The program is flexible, allowing you to assistantships ranging from 50 to 100 percent tuition remission. The
choose all of your accounting courses and all but one of your non-accounting o Business Combinations,Multinational
Baylor University’s Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program has an Department of Accounting and Business Law also provides asubstantial
electives. Thus, you can tailor your degree plan to your individual career Accounting & Partnerships amount of merit-based scholarships each semester to MAcc students. Various
established tradition of excellence. The accounting graduate program was path. You can use the graduate electives to concentrate your study in a
ranked 24th in the nation in 2006 by the Public Accounting Report. Our o Financial Statement Analysis professional accounting organizations administer scholarship programs
second area of expertise or to broaden your graduate business education.
students achieved a higher pass rate on the 2005 CPA exam than any other o Forensic Accounting and Auditing specifically for financing graduate accounting education. Other forms of
The flexibility of the MAcc degree provides for the creation of financial aid are available through the University Financial Aid Office.
graduate program in Texas and were second nationwide. several career-specific degree tracks. Among the degree tracks available o Governmental & Non-Profit Accounting
Established in 1997, the MAcc degree provides you with an educational are accounting information systems, auditing and assurance services, o Information System Auditing
experience to meet the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy’s 150-hour
requirement to sit for the CPA exam. Our program affords the opportunity
and managerial accounting and controllership. While some tracks are o Internship in Accounting Seminar Admission criteria
accomplished primarily through selected accounting coursework, other o Managerial Accounting Seminar Admission to the MAcc degree program is conducted by Baylor Business with
to build on your undergraduate accounting education in preparation for tracks require selection of complementary graduate business courses.
an exciting career in accounting, whether in public accounting, private o Seminar in Auditing & Assurance Services the support of the Accounting Graduate Programs Admission Committee.
If you prefer not to specialize, a general graduate accounting program Criteria for admission include the completion of prerequisite undergraduate
industry, or government. also can be designed. requIred eLeCTIve accounting courses, acceptable undergraduate GPA, acceptable score on the
Corporate Finance GMAT, and acceptable recommendations from professors and/or employers.
Why do I need A grAduATe ACCounTIng degree? LeAdIng FACuLTy The required list of prerequisite accounting courses includes introductory
Dedicated to academic excellence, faculty in the MAcc program hold eLeCTIves
financial accounting (3 hours), introductory managerial accounting (3 hours),
As a result of the changing accounting environment, the body of professional doctoral degrees from leading universities and have professional work Four 5000-Level intermediate financial accounting (6 hours), income taxation (3 hours), cost
knowlege has expanded. This knowledge cannot be taught effectively experience that brings practical relevance to the classroom. They are engaged Non-Accounting accounting (3 hours), accounting systems (3 hours), and auditing (3 hours).
in just four years. Graduate education leads to higher starting salaries, in various professional activities, scholarly exploration and research which Business Electives Students may be admitted to the program in the fall, spring or summer term.
with master’s degree holders receiving a 10 to 20 percent premium over provide the foundation for a rich educational experience. In and out of the Baylor has a diverse body of graduate students, and candidates are admitted
individuals with bachelor’s degrees. Accountants with master’s degrees classroom, professors are committed to building a strong faculty-student without regard to their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or national origin.
are typically promoted at a faster rate than those with just a bachelor’s relationship and will do whatever possible to help you achieve your academic The Business School evaluates applications as they are submitted.
degree. Professional accounting organizations are promoting the 150-hour and professional goals. Decisions regarding admission are usually made within two weeks of
requirement as the standard for entry into the accounting profession.
receiving a complete application. To receive full consideration for financial
And finally, master’s degree holders have a higher first-time pass
CAreer oPPorTunTIes assistance, applications should be completed by the following dates:
rate on the Uniform CPA Examination.
Graduates of Baylor’s MAcc program are in high demand by a variety of
employers. Major corporations, Big-4 public accounting firms, national, FALL AdMIssIon: March 15
Interning at KPMG gave me the opportunity to regional and local CPA firms and governmental agencies recruit Baylor sPrIng AdMIssIon: September 1
MAcc students. As a MAcc student, you will have the opportunity to
put much of the classroom theory I had learned complete a professional internship as part of your educational experience. suMMer AdMIssIon: February 1
into practice. This hands-on learning experience Many of these internships lead to permanent job offers upon completion
greatly contributed to my education. Had the of the MAcc degree.
MAcc program not allowed time and class credit Baylor University’s Career Services Center assists MAcc students in
for the internship, I might have missed this preparing resumes, learning interview techniques, and arranging job
interviews. Additionally, the Department of Accounting and Business Law
unique opportunity. hosts an annual career day during which MAcc students have the chance MORE INFORMATION:
— Michelle Veve, MAcc 2003 to meet with employer representatives to discuss career opportunities. Dr. Jane Baldwin
Director of Gr aduate Accounting Progr ams
Our Mission Baylor University
The mission of the Department of Accounting and Business Law is to One Bear Place 98002 • Waco, TX 76798-8002
educate students and advance our disciplines for the benefit of society. Voice: (254) 710-6180 Fax: (254) 710-1067
We are committed to providing a comprehensive education, guided E-mail: Jane_Baldwin@baylor.edu
by Christian values, that equips students for leadership and service. Website: www.baylor.edu/business/accounting