Washburn MAcc Program

Accountants are trusted business advisors, problem-solvers and part of the key management team of accounting firms, for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies.  Our Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is designed for the motivated individual who wants to take charge and lead their organizations, as well as professionals who want to build their skills without putting their careers on hold.  Evening classes, offered both on-campus and online, provide a flexible and convenient path toward career advancement.  Attending full-time, you can complete the program in only one year, or set your own flexible pace.

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Master of Accountancy Program

The MAcc program offers a student-focused curriculum that emphasizes up-to-date knowledge and skills in accounting, audit, tax and information systems, and connects you with professionals in the business community. Prepare for career success, professional certification and life-long learning with a curriculum that prepares you for professional practice and includes varied course offerings through joint courses with other graduate business programs. In other words, the MAcc program will position you to pave your own path and earn the career you want.

By the time you complete your MAcc degree, you’ll have a strong understanding of the role of accounting in strategic business decisions and professional behavior, and ethical responsibilities that serve clients, markets and society as a whole. You’ll also demonstrate proficiency in the topics commonly covered on professional certification examinations, such as the CPA, CMA and CIA exams.

With a career in accounting, you can pursue exciting challenges and create a professional path that's all your own.  At Washburn, you'll find a supportive learning environment, as well as faculty and staff who are ready to help you at every step.  For more information about the MAcc program, contact us or schedule your campus visit today.

Made for You

Students pursuing a Master of Accountancy degree at Washburn University may choose the option that best fits their needs.

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Flexible Program

  • New-to-Washburn students enter the Flexible program with a customized degree plan to begin or continue your future in accounting.
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3+2 Program

  • Current Washburn undergraduate students enter the 3+2 program, beginning graduate coursework as seniors.
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Dual Degree Program

  • Students combining the MAcc with an MBA or a JD should also explore the Dual Degree options.
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International Students

  • All International students should select a MAcc option and then follow the additional guidelines for international students.
MAcc Student Internship Program

MAcc Student Internship Program

The internship program of the Washburn University School of Business Master of Accountancy provides opportunities for MAcc students to gain on-the-job experience by working part-time during a semester with an employer. Students admitted to the program may earn money for their work and academic credit for their learning experience. The internship will usually last one semester (15 weeks).

The internship program is designed to:

  • Provide MAcc students with practical on-the-job experiences while they work toward their degree
  • Better prepare MAcc students to transition from the classroom to the workplace upon graduation
  • Assist employers in finding new talent for future employment

Deadlines & Details

Decide when you want to continue your academic journey and then complete an application. If you are still considering this program, fill out an interest form and we'll be in touch to answer your questions. Your opportunities are endless! Explore the courses and career options that a degree from Washburn can provide.

For most students, starting in the fall semester is the best option due to timing of course offerings. However, you may also begin a part-time program in the spring or summer semester.

Priority Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: July 31
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 1

If you need more information, email MAcc@washburn.edu or call 785.670.1308.

Take that first step toward pursing a Master in Accountancy degree by completing an application form. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. If you need more information first, complete an interest form and we will be in contact with you soon.

The MAcc program consists of 30 graduate-level semester hours beyond the undergraduate degree, including the following required courses:

  • Advanced Financial Accounting (AC621)
  • Tax for Business Entities (AC624)
  • Advanced Managerial Accounting (AC627)
  • Accounting Research Seminar (AC629)
  • Advanced Accounting Information Systems (AC630)
  • Accounting Theory and Ethics (AC639)
  • Managerial Economics (EC652)

Sample Programs of Study

MAcc Curriculum 

With a Master of Accountancy degree, you can work toward leadership positions in your current field or pursue new opportunities in a variety of industries, such as:

  • Public Accounting (CPA)
  • Industrial/Corporate Accounting
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Higher Education

Meet MAcc Graduate Katlin

Opportunity and affordability drew Katlin Othmer to Washburn. That and the fact that she loved math. The recent graduate made the most of her time as an Ichabod, earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years.

“If I was at a bigger university, I think I would get lost in the sea of people,” said Othmer, who has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance and a Master of Accountancy. “At Washburn, because of the small class sizes, you stand out, and I thrive off that positive reinforcement.”

In addition to receiving scholarships to lower the cost of her education, Othmer dove into campus life, volunteering in the community through the Leadership Institute.

“Washburn provided me with a lot of opportunities,” she said. “I’ve always loved to volunteer, so that’s something that was really important to me.”

A Topekan who works at Mize CPAs Inc. in the capital city, Othmer said she was well-prepared when she left Washburn.

“I felt really confident going into the workforce,” she said. “I draw a lot of parallels from what I learned at Washburn to what I do every day.”

By the Numbers

CAREER FORECAST: growing outlook

Job Growth


(BLS: from 2019-2029)

100% Employed

on/before graduation

Top Score

Washburn graduate earned top CPA exam score in Kansas.

Apply Now

Complete an application form and begin your journey toward pursuing a Master in Accountancy degree. If you have questions, contact us at MAcc@washburn.edu.

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