The Master of Accountancy (M.Acc) program prepares students to be professionals with impact. Our promise is that our graduates will be the most technical among their peers as they embark on a career in accounting. We accomplish this through an innovative curriculum based on continuous feedback from employers, alumni, and our Advisory Board, which is comprised of practice leaders in a variety of roles across the United States. In addition to a deep exposure to the application of accounting rules and regulations, students learn technological and communication skills essential to success in today’s client-services profession.  

Students can complete their M.Acc degree in two semesters at Gonzaga. M.Acc, MS.Tax, and MBA courses are offered simultaneously in-person and remotely. Students may complete the entire M.Acc program remotely.

M.Acc students complete 10 core classes (25 core credits) and 5 elective credits, for a total 30 credits to earn their graduate degree. 

Core Curriculum (25 credits)

  • Orientation Workshop (required in 1st semester): 0 credits
  • Power Query/Power Pivot: 2 credits
  • Financial Accounting for Income Taxes: 3 credits
  • Data Analysis for Accountants (Tableau): 2 credits
  • Advanced Analytics for Accounting (Power BI): 3 credits
  • Financial Statement Analysis: 3 credits
  • Sustainability Accounting: 1 credit
  • Accounting Theory: 3 credits
  • Professional Ethics: 2 credits
  • Audit Research & Practice: 3 credits
  • Corporate Governance: 3 credits

Electives (5 credits)

In additional to M.Acc elective courses, students may take elective courses offered in the Master of Science in Taxation (MS.Tax) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs to meet their personal and professional goals.

Learn more about courses offered in the MS.Tax program

Learn more about courses offered in the MBA program

Forensic Accounting Lab

This elective course offers students an exciting opportunity to help law enforcement officials prosecute white collar crime and help victims of fraud achieve justice. Learn more about the Forensic Accounting Lab.

Master of Science in Taxation Program

The MSTax program prepares students for the rapidly changing tax-accounting environment and the dynamic nature of the accounting profession. Learn more about the MSTax program.

Your Future Unfolds Here

Graduate Accounting Ranked #26

U.S. News & World Report ranks Gonzaga’s Graduate Accounting as the 26th best in the nation, a testament to our remarkable students and faculty.

CPA Exam Pass Rate #10 in Nation

Our 1st-time CPA pass rate of 82.4% is 10th best in the nation (large programs) and #1 on the West Coast.

How to Apply

Students may be admitted to the program prior to the start of any term. Learn more about how to apply!

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