Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
Master both the technical and professional skills essential to long-term success in the accounting profession. Become a certified public accountant and get ready for a dynamic and rewarding career.
Accelerate Your Career—in 1 to 2 Years
Grow job-ready skills
Gain an effective combination of technical knowledge, professional insights, and industry experience. Become a trusted business professional.
Benefit from the program’s ongoing relationships with accounting firms and corporations. Connect with employers and experience the profession first-hand with relevant internships.
Diverse career paths
Start the career of your choice with opportunities in assurance, taxation, or advisory in the public accounting profession. Consider a start in industry or government, with a nonprofit, or pursue an entrepreneurial venture.
Be A Trusted Financial Partner
Become a team player people look to for answers. Gain the essential skills you need to have a successful career in accounting.
Program at a glance
- 1–2 years—finish in as few as two semesters
- In-person—100% with high-caliber faculty and industry professionals
- Prerequisite—bachelor’s degree in a major other than accounting
Program at a glance
- Completion—1–2 years
- Undergraduate degree—Any nonaccounting major
1 Master of Accountancy Degree. 2 Paths.
Get on the path to a top accounting career—no matter your background.
Did you have an undergraduate business major?
Did you have a major outside of business?
The Preparation and Flexibility You Need
Employers value graduates who are ready to make an impact from day one—graduates who embrace the global and diverse nature of the profession, graduates who welcome change and are willing to think critically and creatively to solve business problems. The MAcc program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison prepares you for all of this and more.
A comprehensive curriculum
- 2-4 semesters based on your experience
- Individual career coaching and mentorship
- Personalized paths with an emphasis in taxation or one of several certificate programs
- Programming on ethics, diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Incorporation of emerging technology across the curriculum
- Experiential learning projects
One-on-one connections with industry professionals
Interact with employers and alumni. The program hosts accounting-specific receptions with leading professionals every semester, and career fairs connect you with prospective employers.
Case competitions, events, and student orgs
Alumni and other corporate partners engage with the program on a regular basis, helping to plan and deliver cocurricular program elements such as case competitions, student organization events, and symposiums.
What do I need to qualify?
- On-campus career fairs draw over 300 employers.
- Close work with preferred employers and the largest public accounting firms.
Top cities for employment
Common areas of work
- Client work in an audit, tax, or advisory function within the public accounting industry
- Financial planning and analysis, budgeting, internal auditing, and internal and external financial reporting
- Corporate rotational programs that enable professionals to experience multiple roles
- Wealth management and financial planning
- Forensic accounting
- Government and nonprofit accounting
- Start-ups and small business consulting
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