Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

The Gonzaga Master of Accountancy program provides a strong framework of courses promoting development and enhancement of the intellectual, technical, and interpersonal skills which are critical in today's business environment. The MAcc program offers two areas of specialization, Financial Accounting and Reporting and Taxation, allowing students to tailor coursework to match career goals and interests.

Current Gonzaga undergraduate accounting majors may apply for the MAcc program during the second semester of their junior year. If accepted into the program, they may take up to nine credits of graduate-level courses during their senior year with the permission of their graduate advisor. Before applying for admission, students should have completed 75 credit hours (including ACCT 360) with a cumulative GPA of 3.20 and at least 2.30 in each upper-division accounting course. Students must be admitted to the MAcc program before enrolling in any graduate-level class.

Foundation Courses

The foundation (pre-requisite) courses for the MAcc degree include both business and accounting courses. In addition to the business foundation courses required for the MBA degree, specific accounting foundation courses include the following:

  • MACC 560 Intermediate Accounting I
  • MACC 561 Intermediate Accounting II
  • MACC 563 Cost Accounting
  • MACC 565 Federal Taxation
  • MACC 564 Auditing

Degree Requirements

A total of thirty-one (31) credits of graduate coursework is required for the Master of Accountancy degree. Students must maintain a 3.00 or better grade point average. There are 11 credits common to both areas of specialization within the MAcc degree.

Core: 11 credits
MACC 600 Orientation Workshop 0 credit
MACC 603 Financial Accounting for Income Taxes 2 credits
MACC 661 Professional Writing Workshop
1 credits
MACC 664 Professional Ethics 2 credits
MACC 669 Integrating U.S. GAAP and IFRS 3 credits
MACC 672 Law and Regulation 3 credits
Areas of Concentration (20 credits)
MACC 604 Corporate Taxation 3 credits
MACC 605 Partnership Taxation 3 credits
MACC 606 Tax Planning for Wealth Transactions 3 credits
MACC 607 Real Estate Taxation 3 credits
MACC 612 Tax Theory 2 credits
MACC 667 Tax Research and Practice 2 credits
Tax Electives* 4 credits
Financial Accounting and Reporting
MACC 640 Accounting Research and Practice 2 credits
MACC 641 Financial Statement Analysis 3 credits
MACC 663 Accounting Theory 3 credits
MACC 665 Audit Research and Practice
3 credits
One of the following two courses
3 credits
    MACC 670 Fraud and Forensic Exam
    MACC 671 Forensic Accounting Lab
Electives* 6 credits

*Electives must be approved by the graduate advisor