Accounting

 

Master | Accounting

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: GMAT

Our innovative online accounting degree allows you to pursue the Jenkins Master of Accounting Program on your terms, at your pace. Enjoy true flexibility as you earn a top-ranked degree — and accelerate your career.

Eligibility

Admission to the MAC program is highly competitive. Successful applicants demonstrate:

  • Strong intellectual performance and academic promise, evidenced by previous undergraduate and graduate work as well as GMAT scores;
  • Leadership skills, maturity, creativity, initiative and teamwork orientation;
  • Engagement and involvement in the classroom and community;
  • Please be aware that admissions decisions are based on a combination of the factors outlined above. Although GPA and GMAT are important factors, high scores in either or both of these areas does not guarantee admission.

Prerequisites for Admission:

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • A bachelor's degree in any major provided the student has completed seven prerequisite courses.

Students are admitted to the program twice a year, for Summer and Fall semesters. An application check of required materials, upcoming admission deadlines and events, as well as information about GMAT waivers, is available on the Online MAC webpage

Cost

The Online MAC graduate program requires 31 credits. At 2019-20 tuition rates, the cost of the required courses is $1,102 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,948 per credit for non-residents. Thus the total estimated cost for the program is $34,162 for North Carolina residents and $60,388 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.

Plan of Study

Our 31-credit hour Professional Online MAC program offers the utmost flexibility in an accounting program. You may earn a top-ranked MAC on your own time from anywhere in the world.

Core Courses

ACC 508 - Advanced Commercial Law

Units: 3

A study of law and regulation as a structure in which to develop business goals and strategies. Students will examine those elements of law and regulation that are a context for ethical business behavior. Students will also study the provisions oflaw and regulation including case-law that must be followed as a part of the strategic planning process and in the process of implementing business methods and procedures.

Offered in Spring Only

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2020 Spring Term

ACC 510 - Advanced Financial Accounting

Units: 3

Study of complex financial reporting topics affecting U.S. corporations. Focus on the underlying business rationales associated with transactions/events triggering the complex financial reporting issue. Topics will include international accounting, consolidations, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, SEC reporting, and other emerging issues.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2020 Spring Term

ACC 519 - Applied Financial Management

Units: 3

A study of key business decision made and tools used by CFOs in their executive management roles. Students will focus on managerial analysis tools [e.g., business plans; budgeting] and finance issues [e.g., funding alternatives, treasury, and cash management]. The course will include management skills related to the CFO, such as negotiations, leadership, delegation, interactions with boards, etc.

Offered in Fall and Summer

ACC 530 - Advanced Income Tax

Units: 3

A study of the tax consequences of business, financial, and personal wealth-planning transactions. Students will examine the economic or legal context of transactions along with the non-tax motives of the transacting parties. The course will consider the efficiency of tax strategies in terms of their impact on net cash flows and other financial reporting effects.

Offered in Fall Only

ACC 533 - Accounting and Tax Research

Units: 3

A study of research methods, procedures and tools used to develop solutions to technical and policy-oriented business problems. Students will consult various competent authorities on taxation, accounting, auditing, and general business in the development of business problem solving techniques.

Offered in Fall and Summer

ACC 540 - IT Risks and Controls

Units: 3

A study of how business strategies use information technology [IT] as an efficient enabler of redesigned core business processes. Students will focus on how the use of IT affects risk management by eliminating certain risks and introducing others. Students will examine IT control solutions used to address IT risks and will address issues affecting assurance engagements related to IT systems.

Offered in Fall Only

ACC 550 - Advanced Auditing

Units: 3

A study of the impact of business risks on the design and performance of audit procedures to detect material misstatements in financial statements. Students will be exposed, through a case-based approach, to significant business issues related to audit planning, risk assessment and auditor response, corporate governance, reporting, and other significant business issues affecting audit professionals in their first years of employment.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2020 Spring Term

ACC 600 - Managerial and Career Effectiveness

Units: 1

Knowledge and skills needed to advance professional accounting career. Strategic communication of self and ideas in professional and classroom settings. Diagnosis of organizational culture. Impression management and appropriate business behavior. Leadership of individuals, group dynamics, and team building.

Offered in Fall Only

Elective Courses

Students are required to take three graduate-level courses as electives equal to nine hours. Students who choose a concentration will select electives focused on their specific concentration focus. Elective options may include ACC 520 – Advanced Management Accounting, or Jenkins MBA courses focusing on topics such as corporate finance, enterprise risk management, ethics, information technology, international finance, leadership and management, portfolio management, sustainability and tax and business strategy. Courses are also available through NC State University’s Department of Public Administration.
Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallFeb 1 for fellowship or assistantship consideration; Mar 1 for all other candidates
Summer 1Feb 1 for fellowship or assistantship consideration; Mar 1 for all other candidates
Summer 2Feb 1 for fellowship or assistantship consideration; Mar 1 for all other candidates

Scott Showalter

Program Coordinator and Professor of the Practice

Poole College of Management

919.513.0526
scott_showalter@ncsu.edu

Jay Arrington

Associate Director Admissions

Poole College of Management

919.515.0223
jmarring@ncsu.edu

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