Master of Accounting

Master of Accounting requirements: 30 Credits

Required Accounting Core
Select four of the following accounting courses:12
Advanced Cost Accounting 1
Advanced Accounting 1
Advanced Auditing 1
Advanced Taxation 1
Advanced Accounting Information Systems and Accounting Analytics 1
MAC 756Research and Analysis of Ethical Issues in the Accounting Profession3
MAC 761Current Issues in Accounting (Current Issues in the Accounting Profession)3
12 Credits of Electives selected from the following list (No more than 3 credits should be from Accounting Discipline Electives)12
Non-Accounting Electives
Python Programming for Analytics
Statistics for Business Analytics
Predictive Analytics
Applications of Optimization Modeling
Data Visual Analysis and Visualization
Ethics in Business Analytics
Machine Learning
Database Management Systems
Business Analytics Readings
Advanced Managerial Finance
Investment Value and Theory
Seminar in Applied Managerial Economics
Seminar in Applied Economics
Marketing Management
Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Business Policy And Managerial Action
Seminar in Management
Independent Study And Research
Fixed Income and Derivatives I
Economics of Investment Management
Equity Analysis
Financial Statement Analysis II
Accounting Discipline Electives
Graduate Internship
Independent Study & Research
Accounting Seminar: Special Managerial and Financial Accounting Issues
Financial Statement Analysis I
Total Credits30

A grade of "B" or better is needed in order to count the 500-level courses for graduate credit toward the MAC degree.

Each 500-level course taken for graduate credit requires significant additional graduate-level work (papers, case presentations, planning projects, etc.) that is not required of undergraduate students in the course.

An individualized program of study will be developed and approved by the Master of Accounting Program Coordinator in consultation with the student. The program will be designed in a manner that fulfills the educational goals of the student. This plan of study can be created so that the applicant meets the requirements to sit for the CPA exam in any state having the 150-hour requirement. Depending on the student's academic background and the academic coverage requirements of the state in which the students plans to sit for the CPA exam, it is possible that the student will have to complete more than the 30 hours required for the MAC degree to qualify for the CPA exam in the state desired. A plan of study can also be created for students interested in some other professional accounting designation (such as CIA, CMA, or CISA). Additionally, a plan of study can be created that allows the student to earn a Graduate Analytics Certificate in conjunction with their MAC coursework.

Each student will, in addition to completing the required course work, also engage in two required co-curricular activities while in the program. The two broad areas of co-curricular activities are professional and service participation.

As part of the MAC program, a student must include an activity that involved the active participation in a student or community business organization or activity (e.g., the Creighton Beta Alpha Psi chapter, the Creighton leadership program, the Omaha Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors). Part of this requirement includes a written reflective piece that will be submitted to the MAC Program Coordinator.

The second co-curricular requirement is that each MAC student must complete at least one service project (such as a CCSJ-sponsored service trip, participation in VITA, a service learning component in a course, etc.) that contains a significant reflective component. 

A student's approved written plan of study will include the required classes in that student's individualized program and the two co-curricular activities that the student intends to complete. Students may not earn the MAC if they have not completed the required classes in their written plan of study and the two co-curricular activities. Any proposed changes to a student's approved plan of study must be made in writing and be approved by the MAC Program Coordinator in consultation with the student.