Master of Accountancy

The increasingly complex nature of the accounting and controllership functions, as well as the growing responsibilities of the accountant, make graduate study desirable. The objective of the Master of Accountancy is to provide students with greater breadth and depth in accounting education. The purpose of this program is to provide students with the knowledge and background necessary for entry into the profession and to enable them to continue to grow and develop within the profession.


A student must have 150 semester hours of postsecondary education to be a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Most state boards of Accountancy, including Virginia , DC and Maryland , have passed rules requiring students to meet the 150 hour requirement in order to be eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA examination. Most students meet the requirement by pursuing a graduate degree. UNVA's Master of Accountancy program can be completed in one year and will give students a competitive edge in today's world. However, states must be individually canvassed for particular requirements by students wishing to sit for the CPA exams.


Core Courses: 12 credit hours


BMGT 500 Principles of Management
COMM 500 Management Communication
FINA 500 Money, Banking and Financial Markets
STAT 500 Statistics for Managers


Concentration: 30 credit hours


ACTG 500 Accounting Concepts and Applications
ACTG 510 Managerial Accounting
ACTG 512 Accounting for Government and Non-Profit Organizations
ACTG 515 Advanced Accounting Theory I
ACTG 516 Advanced Accounting Theory II
ACTG 522 U. S. Federal Income Taxation
ACTG 523 Auditing Theory
ACTG 524 Cost Accounting
ACTG 532 Federal Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships
ACTG 533 Advanced Auditing Theory

Optional Courses:

ACTG 540, 541 Certified Public Accounting Review I. II