Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.)

Dominate the CPA exam.

The Millsaps Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is designed to help you prepare for and pass the CPA exam. Small, in-person classes allow faculty to develop individual study plans to help you learn the content and principles of the exam. Our goal is for you to pass all four sections before you graduate — setting you up for success and allowing you to focus on your career.

Featured Courses

Here is a sampling of a few courses that might pique your interest.

ACCT 642 Advanced Taxation
A study of the taxation of corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts. The class addresses formation, distribution, combination and liquidation issues.
ACCT 675 Accounting Theory
This is an in-depth study of financial accounting theory reporting topics. It is designed to familiarize students with important issues facing the accounting profession, to examine in depth various solutions and to strengthen student understanding of today’s critical issues in accounting theory.

Degree Options

Discover your degrees, minors, concentrations and certification options available for this field of study.

Master of Accountancy, M.Acc.
Designed for students who intend to pursue professional careers in public accounting, business, and the government/nonprofit sector. The M.Acc. fulfills the educational requirements to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Mississippi and many of the states that have adopted the AICPA’s 150-credit-hour requirement.

Evening Classes

All M.Acc. classes are held after working hours so you can propel your career while working.


of M.Acc. students secure a job PRIOR to graduation.


of M.Acc. graduates earn a promotion within their first year of employment.

Our distinctive strengths

The most significant highlight of the program is the CPA review program. Through our Problems in Public Accountancy courses, student study for and take the CPA exam while in the M.Acc. program.
  • 1:1 Attention — Small classes and focused faculty ensure personal attention and meaningful insight.
  • 50% of our M.Acc. students are women.
  • 12 Months — Full-time students can complete the program in as little as 12 months.
  • Full Time or Part Time — Tackle your coursework on a timeline that works with your life.

Gain hands-on experience

Study Abroad

All Millsaps students can take advantage of our study-abroad classes. The Else School of Management has two long-established international study programs: the European Business Program and Casa Millsaps, located in Merida, Mexico. Check out all the opportunities.

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