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Master of Accounting

Through Oakland University’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) Program, you will discover limitless opportunities to expand your knowledge and education. As one of Oakland University’s fastest growing programs, a Master of Accounting degree will quickly set you apart from competition in the job market. In only one year, you can establish a strong basis for any career opportunities you strive to achieve.

An AACSB-Internationally accredited institution, Oakland University’s business school also hold separate accounting accreditation.
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Oakland University's MAcc program is designed for students who are interested in careers in public, corporate and non-business accounting. Earning this degree will provide students with qualifications employers expect of new employees. Students graduating from Oakland University’s MAcc program will be effective communicators, maintain a high level of expertise and uphold ethical responsibilities, while providing financial information, analysis of the economic environment and input in decision-making activities. Students are highly recruited and offered positions prior to graduation. Oakland University MAcc graduates have very successful careers within the accounting profession. 

Oakland University provides the ability to customize your MAcc degree by offering specialized electives in specific accounting tracks. This includes courses in Assurance, Tax and Regulation, and Treasury. By offering such courses, Oakland University allows MAcc students to focus on the areas of accounting that interest them the most.

The MAcc degree will also provide you with the appropriate number of business  and accounting credits required for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam and the CPA License.



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Admission to the Master of Accounting Program is selective and depends on several elements, including scholarship and ability to communicate effectively. Applicants are required to have minimum proficiency in personal computing skills (i.e., word processing and spreadsheets). Applicants deemed deficient in this area may be required to complete a self-study course in computer workstation skills.

Applications are considered by the Accounting Graduate Admissions Committee. In making admission recommendations, the admissions committee assesses the potential of applicants for success in the master's program by examining their undergraduate records, their GMAT scores, their responses to questions on the supplemental application and their work experience.

Admission Requirements

Before an applicant can be admitted to the MAcc program, they must have completed:

    • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution
    • The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)*

    For information on program prerequisites, see the catalog.

    Learn about the GMAT preparation courses offered at Oakland University.

    *To see if you qualify to waive the GMAT requirement, see the Request to Waive GMAT Form.


    How to Apply

    Before an applicant can be admitted to the Master of Accounting Program, he/she must have complete the following steps:

      Learn about our GMAT preparation courses at Oakland University.

        International students who have not earned a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. college or university or at least 24 credits from a U.S school, will have additional application requirements:

          • A transcript evaluation (for transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States)
          • TOEFL Exam Scores (for non-native English speakers unless they have a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. college or university or at least 24 credits from a U.S. school)

          *To see if you qualify to waive the GMAT requirement, see the Request to Waive GMAT Form.


          Admission Deadlines

          All application materials must be received by the following dates:

          • Fall semester — July 15 for domestics students, and May 1 for international students
          • Winter semester — November 15 for domestic students, and September 1 for international students
          • Summer semester — March 15

          Graduate Assistantship

          Applications for fall semester must be received by the following dates:

          • February 1 — international students seeking an F-1 visa
          • June 1 — all other applicants


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          Korry Bates

          Completing the MAcc program at Oakland University enhanced my confidence in my skill set as I prepared to enter the workforce.  Through course curriculum, I gained the requisite knowledge to become a successful CPA.  From day one of my first accounting class, I realized the MAcc program would elevate my understanding of business processes and the b

          usiness world. The program offers an elevated level of thinking, integrating all aspects of business into the financial mindset. This is critical in today's world as competition among countries is fierce, we strive to move to more sustainable processes and reduce our carbon footprint all while endeavoring to streamline our business models.

          The small class sizes and connectivity to peers, professors and professionals creates an atmosphere where you can advance your learning beyond the classroom and build a strong professional network. Oakland University’s MAcc program is rewarding, challenging, fun and will pay off in future success!

          Korry Bates
          Associate – Risk Assurance

          PricewatershouseCoopers
          SBA (Accounting ’09) MAcc ‘10





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