A master’s degree in accounting is typically required for accountants who want to become certified public accountants (CPAs).

Now, working professionals who are ready to move up a level or advance to a leadership role in their accounting careers can earn their master of accountancy degree (MAcc) entirely online with the University of Missouri.

The School of Accountancy in the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business is accepting applications for its online master of accountancy degree (MAcc). Classes begin in August 2018.

The online MAcc program is ideal for you if you want to advance your career through graduate study, or if you studied accounting as an undergrad and want the prestige and brand recognition associated with MU’s nationally ranked program.

Shannon Ferguson, director of the online MAcc program in the MU School of Accountancy.Shannon Ferguson, director of the online MAcc program in the MU School of Accountancy.

The online program is an expansion of the popular campus-based accountancy program, says Shannon Ferguson, director of the online MAcc program in the MU School of Accountancy.

“The course work and rigor of the online MAcc is consistent with that of the campus-based program. Our online instructors are drawn from the same faculty, so they bring the same high-quality instruction to students on their computers as they bring to the students in their classrooms,” she says.

The School of Accountancy has a strong record of student success. “Being #MizzouMade has its privileges,” says Vairam Arunachalam, director of the MU School of Accountancy and PwC/Joseph A. Silvoso Distinguished Professor of Accountancy. “Students are increasing their employability in a high-demand field. Our graduates have a nationally commended pass-rate on the CPA exam, and their placement rate for full-time employment is greater than 95 percent.”

The Mizzou accounting program is unique among Missouri schools in its emphasis on professional development and career services, says Ajay Vinzé, Dean of the College of Business.

“Because of our world class professional development opportunities and career services, our students are launching and advancing impressive careers,” Vinzé says.

The School of Accountancy also has strong ties to the accounting industry. The school’s advisory board represents all of the so-called Big 4 accounting firms as well as regional and local firms.

Students with full-time jobs can take one class each semester and finish the MU program in about three years.

As with all online graduate programs at MU, students in the new online MAcc will pay in-state tuition regardless of residency.

Do you want to become a CPA? Learn how you can move up a level in your accounting career by earning a master’s degree in accountancy online.

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