J. Human, Ph.D., Graduate Program Director
The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree program supports the mission of Northern Kentucky University to educate “students to be productive citizens, to prepare them for success in careers and occupations….” There are four concentrations within the MAcc degree program. The Professional concentration is to allow those with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university, who have successfully completed the courses listed below with a C or better, to meet the requirement that candidates for the certified public accountant examination have 150 semester hours including a bachelor’s degree. The second concentration is the Accounting Practice and Reporting concentration. This concentration meets the needs of students who do not have an undergraduate degree in accounting but who wish to pursue a career in accounting. The third concentration is the Expedited MAcc concentration and is for current accounting undergraduate students. This concentration will enable students to begin working towards their MAcc degree as undergraduates. The fourth concentration Data Analytics/Data Visualization, is similar to the Professional concentration. The concentration is a 30 hour program consisting of 10 courses, three of which concern data analytics and data visualization. The goal of this concentration is to prepare MAcc students in both accounting and data analytics/data visualization, which is in high demand in the current industry.
A portfolio approach is used in evaluating prospective students for acceptance into the MAcc program. Factors considered for admission include:
- Online application and fee
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework. Acceptable transcripts should show evidence of successful completion of quantitative courses.*
- Current resume.
- A statement of purpose explaining your interest in a MAcc degree in general and the NKU MAcc degree in particular.
- If applicable, an official copy of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
*Students are required to take the GMAT or GRE if their transcripts do not show evidence of successful completion of quantitative courses. Although scores make up only one factor in the admissions process, it is anticipated that successful applicants will have a minimum overall score of 520 on the GMAT (comparable GRE scores will also be considered).
To enter the Expedited MAcc concentration, undergraduate BSBA students at NKU who have completed ACC 200 may be invited to apply. Students applying to the MAcc Expedited Track must submit the following:
- Statement of Purpose
In addition, Expedited MAcc applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and must have completed at least 15 credit hours at NKU. GMAT and application fee are waived.
Submit applications and all supporting documents to the Office of Graduate Education, Northern Kentucky University, 1 Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099.
♦ Indicates prerequisite.