Gonzaga University's Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program prepares students for the rapidly changing accounting environment and the dynamic nature of the accounting profession. Accounting is the language of business and the information provided has the power to drive individual companies and industries as a whole. We recognize the importance that accounting holds in the business marketplace.
Students are challenged in our program to look beyond the numbers and understand the impact of financial information. The hallmarks of our system include a diverse and challenging curriculum, dedicated and knowledgeable faculty, and strong connections to employers in the public and private sector. The accounting program received separate AACSB accreditation in 2009 and is one of only 185 universities worldwide to earn this distinction.
Gonzaga’s Master of Accountancy program has been producing outstanding accountants for over 20 years, and has a record of success that speaks for itself.
CPA Exam Success
The first-time CPA exam pass rate for Gonzaga students is 83.2%, which ranks 7th in the nation (large programs) and #1 in the Northwest!
This compares to a first-time pass rate under 50% nationwide. Statistics published annually by the NASBA reveal that Gonzaga students consistently perform significantly above the national average on all sections of the Uniform CPA exam, due to the program's CPA education and preparation.
Gonzaga is currently ranked #18 in U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools ranking! Gonzaga's program has consistently earned a national ranking in the top 30 by U.S. News and World Report due to the quality of the program and success of our students.
"We are honored to be recognized as one of the best graduate accounting programs in the country for the ninth time in the last eleven years. This persistent recognition, combined with our students’ outstanding performance on the CPA exam, is a testament to our remarkable students and faculty. This ranking also reflects our strong reputation with peer institutions throughout the country."
Gonzaga also ranks #35 in the "2020 Best Master's of Accounting Rankings" by TFE Times.
Our most recent graduating MAcc class boasts a 100% job placement rate within 3 months of graduation!
Strong job placement among Gonzaga graduates is largely due to our excellent on-campus recruiting program, as well as the strong relationships our faculty maintains with employers.
"Our curriculum and overall academic environment are designed to develop accounting graduates who are technically well-prepared, possess outstanding critical thinking skills, and become ethical leaders in the profession. Consistent with our Jesuit identity, we are proud of our graduates not only for their remarkable professional success, but also for the many contributions they make in service to others.” - Gary,Weber, Ph.D
To develop qualified ethical graduates for professional careers in accounting and allied financial services positions in public accounting, corporate and other organizations. Our programs offer rigorous curricula within a personalized learning environment. Our faculty uses a complementary mix of research and contributions from their professional practice to advance students' knowledge and application of accounting theory and practice.