The 30-credit hour MAcc program was designed with two options, a 1-year track and a 2-year track. Due to the importance of completing the degree in a timely fashion and time limits established by the Tennessee Society of CPA’s for completing the CPA Exam, it is important that the discipline of either a 1-year or 2-year timeline be imposed on applicants. The disciplined time-line will also contribute to lowering the attrition rate and increasing the likelihood of graduation.
The MAcc is a 100% online program with limited face-to-face interaction. While the coursework will be online, there is a provision in the program for two residency experiences. These residency experiences will be required components of the program and, combined with the online pre-work, will count for 1 credit hour each. Students will attend two live weekend sessions that will include group project work, group presentations, seminars and networking opportunities. The residency experiences will also provide vital “touch points” in the program that will allow students and faculty to communicate in a one-on-one exchange of thoughts and ideas related to the program and course materials.
The following are the MAcc degree requirements:
- Core Required Courses: 24 hours
- Advisor Approved Electives: 6 hours
- Total Degree Requirement: 30 hours
One and Two Year Completion Pathways
As stated earlier, the MAcc program is designed to provide two pathways for students to take in order to meet the student’s academic goals and to fulfill the requirements of the CPA examination timelines. The following is the academic plan for each pathway: