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					Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business

                Master of Accountancy
                Master of Taxation
The Value of a W. P. Carey
MACC or MTax Degree
      The W. P. Carey School of Business Master
      of Accountancy (MACC) and Master of
      Taxation (MTax) programs are nationally
      ranked and highly respected. Our domestic
      students are heavily recruited by accounting
      and tax firms. Additionally, completion
      of one of these programs will generally
      fulfill the State of Arizona’s educational
      requirements to take the Uniform Certified
      Public Accountant Examination and to obtain
      a CPA license.

      Master of
      accountancy PrograM
      The MACC full-time program prepares
      students for a wide range of professional
      careers in accounting or consulting. It is
      structured to provide an in-depth working
      knowledge of advanced accounting topics
      most relevant in today’s business environ-
      ment.The program also aids significantly
      in the preparation for the CPA exam.

      Master of taxation PrograM
      MTax is a specialized degree program
      designed to equip students with the highly
      technical and demanding skills required to
      provide tax and business advice in the private
      sector and to administer tax laws in the
      public sector of the economy. The program
      prepares students for positions in taxation and
      provides a graduate-level education for tax
      professionals desiring to enhance their skills.
Why Choose a MACC or MTax
Degree from W. P. Carey?
WorLD-cLass graDuate                             Here are just a few reasons why you should
PrograMs                                         enroll in our MACC or MTax programs:
The W. P. Carey School of Business has been       • We are ranked among the best in
accredited by AACSB International for more          the nation.
than 40 years, and within the past decade has     • Our classes are taught by highly
emerged as one of the leading business schools      experienced professionals and current
in the country. The school’s highly ranked          practitioners.
programs include the Master of Accountancy        • Our curriculum is state-of-the-art. You
(MACC) and the Master of Taxation (MTax).           can satisfy the 150–hour/36–hour CPA
These world-class degree programs are               certification requirements and prepare for
focused on the changing face of business            the CPA exam.
and cutting-edge accounting practices. In         • Placement of our domestic graduates has
addition to the comprehensive curriculum,           been at 85 – 100 percent for several years.
our graduate programs are designed to             • We are competitively priced and offer
satisfy the 150–hour/36–hour educational            generous scholarships and graduate
requirements necessary for certification            assistantships.
and licensure as a CPA.                           • An Information Systems emphasis
                                                    is available.
The School of Accountancy’s 32 full-time          • Our school is in Tempe, Arizona,
faculty members strive to prepare students for      in the heart of the fast-growing
successful careers in accounting and business,      metropolitan Phoenix, an area rich
to expand and disseminate knowledge and to          in Southwestern culture, with an
serve the academic and business communities.        attractive climate and a dynamic and
Faculty members are nationally recognized           diverse business environment.
experts who have published extensively in
academic and professional journals. These
thought leaders are dedicated to providing
students a rich classroom experience.
“All the instructors have different
experiences and backgrounds. This
translates into a well balanced
learning environment where
students can develop both academic
and practical skills to be used after
graduation.”


Steve Lofgren
MACC, 2009
KPMG, LLC
“The Master’s program was a
very rewarding experience.
The professors challenged us
on a daily basis by requiring us
to analyze current issues in
accounting. I feel like this
process prepared me for a
career in accounting by
enhancing my accounting
knowledge and furthering
my team working skills.”


Brandon Hill
MACC, 2010
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
            Master of Accountancy

Master of                                        Macc course toPics
accountancy PrograM                               • Advanced Financial Accounting
The MACC full-time program prepares               • Advanced Auditing and Assurance
students for a wide range of professional         • Professional Accounting Research
careers in accounting or consulting.              • Information Security
It is structured to provide an in-depth           • Forensic Accounting*
working knowledge of advanced accounting          • Controls Analysis
topics most relevant in today’s business          • Shareholder Value Creation
environment.The program also aids                 • Performance Measurement and Advanced
significantly in the preparation for the            Managerial Accounting
CPA exam.                                         • Taxes and Business Strategy
                                                  • Special Topics in Accounting
Macc PrereQuisites                                  and Taxation*
To be considered for the MACC program,
applicants will need to complete the following   *Students desiring an emphasis in infor-
prerequisites (ASU equivalent) prior to          mation systems will be offered the following
beginning the program. Preference is given to    courses in lieu of Forensic Accounting and
applicants with an undergraduate degree          Special Topics in Accounting and Taxation:
in accountancy.                                   • Business Process and Workflow Analysis
  • Introductory Financial Accounting             • IT Service and Project Management
   (ACC 231/ACC 232)
  • Introductory Managerial                      Macc career oPPortunities
    Accounting (ACC 241/ACC 242)                 Based on the data from previous MACC
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I          graduating classes, students completing
   (ACC 340)                                     the degree at the W. P. Carey School can
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting II         expect average starting salary of $50,000.
    (ACC 440)                                    Representative firms that have hired MACC
  • Principles of Auditing (ACC 450)             graduates are Deloitte, Ernst & Young,
  • Tax Accounting (ACC 430)                     Grant Thorton LLP, Honeywell, Inlign
                                                 Wealth Management, BDO Seidman, Intel
                                                 Corp., KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                 and McGladrey. Graduates are typically
                                                 offered positions such as analyst, business
                                                 analyst, assistant controller, consultant, audit
                                                 associate or management associate.
Master of Taxation

Master of taxation PrograM                        Mtax career oPPortunities
MTax is a specialized degree program              Based on the data from previous graduating
designed to equip students with the highly        classes, students completing the MTax
technical and demanding skills required to        degree at the W. P. Carey School can expect
provide tax and business advice in the private    average starting salary of $51,000, depending
sector and to administer the tax laws in the      upon prior experience and the geographic
public sector of the economy. The program         location of the position. Representative firms
prepares students for positions in taxation and   that have hired MTax graduates include
provides a graduate-level education for tax       CBIZ Miller Wagner LLC, Mayer Hoffman
professionals desiring to enhance their skills.   McCann PC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Grant
                                                  Thorton LLP, Hunter Hagan & Company,
Mtax PrereQuisites                                Inlign Wealth Management, KPMG LLP,
To be considered for the MTax program,            PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sarvas King and
applicants will need to complete the following    Coleman PC, Henry and Horne LLP and
prerequisites (ASU equivalent) prior to the       McGladrey. Graduates are typically offered
begin-ning of the program. Preference is          positions such as senior accountant, staff
given to applicants with an under-graduate        accountant, consultant, tax associate or
degree in accountancy or finance.                 tax specialist.
  • Introductory Financial Accounting
    (ACC 231/ACC 232)                             2–year Mtax PrograM
  • Introductory Managerial Accounting            Students have the option of enrolling in
    (ACC 241/ACC 242)                             either the one–year or two–year MTax
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting             program. Both programs offer courses in
    (ACC 340)                                     the evening; the one–year program is a full–
  • Tax Accounting (ACC 430)                      time program, which offers courses three
                                                  evenings a week, with a day class on selected
Mtax course toPics                                Fridays. The two–year program offers classes
 • Shareholder Value Creation                     one to two evenings per week with a day
 • Performance Measurement and Advanced           class on selected Fridays and is designed for
   Managerial Accounting                          working professionals. Students will choose
 • Taxes and Business Strategy                    which program they prefer at the time of
 • Special Topics in Accounting and Taxation      application.
 • Tax Research and Property Transactions
 • Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
 • Taxation of Pass-through Entities
 • Multi-Jurisdictional Tax 1 and 2
 • Family Tax Planning
“The master of taxation program at Arizona State University
provided me with an opportunity to do meaningful tax
research, understand various tax codes, apply these codes
to real life situations and also, communicate these codes
in simple terms. The faculty had an open door policy,
this brought about one on one interaction between
faculty and students. Team work was strongly
encouraged, this brought about the creation
of long lasting friendships between students.”

Ibiyinka Agbi
MTAX 2010
Deloitte Tax, LLP
“To succeed as a professional
accountant in today’s highly
competitive, global and regulated
environment, a master’s degree is
an absolute necessity and no longer
a luxury. The MACC and MTax
programs at the W. P. Carey School
of Business are specifically structured
to help prepare students for such
challenges by incorporating a
carefully selected blend of theory
and practice in the curriculum design,
delivered by experienced full-time
faculty and practitioners.”

Perseus B. Munshi
Faculty Director,
School of Accountancy
Masters Programs
Accounting Scholars Program

     The School of Accountancy successfully launched
     the Accounting Scholars Program in the fall of
     2010. The program which is a joint bachelors/
     masters program, is designed for students
     who desire a professional accounting career.
     Completion of the program will fulfill the State
     of Arizona’s requirements to take the Uniform
     Certified Public Accountant Examination and to
     obtain a CPA license.

     Key benefits of the Accounting Scholars Program
     include:
       • Eligibility for scholarships specifically
         dedicated to this program
       • Opportunity for Teaching Assistantships
       • Eligibility for eight-week spring internships in
         the senior year
       • Early commitment (junior year) for admission
         to the master’s program
       • Master’s program application fee waived
       • Master’s program matriculation fee waived
       • Accounting elective offered in the senior year
       • No GMAT requirement

     Students admitted to this program must be
     W. P. Carey Accountancy majors and must meet
     the following criteria:
       • Completed 72 credit hours of coursework
         at ASU in the Accountancy program, with
         at least 6 credit hours in upper-division
         Accountancy courses
       • Earned a minimum major GPA of 3.50
       • Earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50

     For more details, please contact the Master’s
     Program Manager, Angela Haskovec at
     wpcareyacc@asu.edu or 480–965–7347.
Application Process
Admission to the MACC and MTax programs         scHoLarsHiPs/financiaL aiD
is very competitive. Admission decisions will   The School of Accountancy offers
be based on the applicant’s academic record     scholarships for students in both the MACC
and other indicators of success for graduate    and MTax programs. Students who apply to
study in accounting. Applicants are required    the program by March 1 are automatically
to submit various materials to the ASU          given consideration for scholarship awards.
Graduate College for review. Applications
are accepted for fall admission only.           Financial aid is available to students who
                                                qualify. For information visit
cLass ProfiLe (aVerage)                         students.asu.edu/financial-aid
 GMAT             610
 GPA              3.6                           graDuate assistantsHiPs
 Age              24 - 26                       Students interested in a graduate assistantship
 Work*            2.4 - 4 years                 are encouraged to submit an application by
* Work experience is not required               March 1. Graduate assistantships are available
                                                in teaching or research, with the majority of
aPPLication MateriaLs                           positions in teaching. Positions are limited
 • Résumé                                       and awards are competitive.
 • Two letters of recommendation
 • Official transcripts of all undergraduate    Applications may be found at:
   and graduate coursework (in original,        asu.edu/graduate/forms/index.html
   sealed envelopes)                            International candidates must take the TSE
 • GMAT                                         to be considered.
 • Essays
 • TOEFL (for applicants whose native           tuition anD fees
   language is not English)                     Tuition and program fees change each
                                                academic year. For current tuition and
Application Deadline: March 1                   fees, please go to: asu.edu/sbs/tuition_
To review all application requirements and      semester_selection.html
apply online, visit ASU’s Graduate College at
asu.edu/gradapp




School of Accountancy
W. P. Carey School of Business
Arizona State University
PO Box 873606
Tempe, AZ 85287–3606
Phone: 480.965.3631
Fax: 480.965.8392
Email: wpcareyacc@asu.edu

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