Master of Accountancy (MAcc)


The Master of Accountancy, a 30-credit hour program, is intended to prepare students for robust accounting careers with an emphasis on professional certification.  The curriculum is aligned with the content of the revised CPA exam (January 2024) and the knowledge and skills required for thriving careers in public or private accounting. 

The online accounting degree program emphasizes the core disciplines of financial accounting and data analytics, auditing and accounting information systems, and federal taxation. In addition to the core disciplines, students will select one of the following areas for further coursework: 

  • Business financial analysis and reporting
  • Information systems and controls
  • Tax compliance and planning strategies

The integrated curriculum is provided through state-of-the-art instructional technology, small class sizes, and faculty deeply committed to meeting each student’s individual learning needs. The program is designed to support our institutional mission by emphasizing professional and personal ethics while offering students a path to become business leaders with a Christ-centered focus. 

at a glance

30 credit hours

Completion Options:

Part-Time – 2 years or 6 semesters, recommended for working professionals 

Full-Time – 1 year or 3 semesters

Online format

Admission Requirements

In addition to the common admissions requirements for all C-N graduate programs, applications to the Master of Accountancy must meet these minimum qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Applicants will be asked to submit the following:

  • A professional resume (including all work experience, degrees, and prior coursework) 
  • Official transcripts, indicating accounting courses (or 3 credit hour course equivalent) with a grade of B or better:
         – Intermediate Accounting I
         – Intermediate Accounting II or Advanced Accounting
         – Auditing
         – Federal Income Tax

Additional coursework in Business/Accounting/Data Analytics is not required but highly recommended. Students with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 may wish to highlight additional positive factors. These factors may include GPA from last 60-70 hours, GPA in accounting coursework, GMAT score or other relevant information indicating ability to succeed in the program.


Advanced Financial Accounting3
Advanced Financial Reporting3
Intermediate Managerial Accounting and Data Analysis3
Accounting Information and Control Systems3
Advanced Auditing and Professional Ethics3
Federal Taxation3
CPA Prep: Financial Accounting and Reporting Core2
CPA Prep: Auditing and Attestation Core2
CPA Prep: Taxation and Regulation Core2

Students will complete one of the next three courses below:

Discipline Track Emphasis: Business Analysis and Reporting (BAR)3
Discipline Track Emphasis: Information Systems and Controls (ISC)3
Discipline Track Emphasis: Tax Compliance and Planning (TCP)3

Students will complete one of the next three courses below:

CPA Prep: Discipline Track — Business Analysis and Reporting3
CPA Prep: Discipline Track — Information Systems and Controls3
CPA Prep: Discipline Track — Tax Compliance and Planning3