Christian Brothers University (CBU) is offering a NEW Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree beginning August 2013. The new degree builds on the expertise gained during the bachelor’s degree program and prepares graduates for positions in public accounting, government, non-profits, or private industry. With this degree, graduates could assume various roles such as auditors, management positions in corporate accounting, or as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) for individuals or businesses.
The new degree consists of specialized accounting coursework with two different tracks: Forensic Accounting, which is one of a select few on-campus programs in the nation, and Financial Management, which emphasizes recognition and understanding of business environments and challenges faced by corporate entities including the healthcare and logistics industries. Courses are designed to provide valuable knowledge required to pass exams such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), the Certified Fraud Examiner, and the Certified Management Accountant.
The program focuses primarily on learning fundamental concepts of accounting, effective accounting methods, and gaining knowledge required to pass the CPA exam, requires 150 credit hours of coursework and is necessary for advanced accounting positions. The program also includes a CPA Review course to prepare students for the CPA exam prior to graduation. This program offers the opportunity to sit for the exam while pursuing a master’s degree specifically designed with an exam preparation emphasis.
When asked how the new degree will affect accounting at CBU and in the field, Dr. John M. (Jack) Hargett, Dean of the School of Business, responded, “With more than 1,000 accounting alums working for more than 375 different companies in 39 states, the new program at CBU will further enhance our reputation for providing outstanding practitioners in the field.” Additionally, he noted, “The School of Business at CBU is proud of the more than 500 accounting alums in the state of Tennessee alone.”
Full-time students can complete the program in two semesters (10 months). All classes will be offered in the evening to accommodate those individuals who are working and pursuing an advanced degree.
For more information about the new Master of Accountancy degree, visit www.cbu.edu/business