This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2022–Spring 2023 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.
The Master of Accountancy at the College of Business is offered once each year, with a new cohort starting in August. Admission to the Master of Accountancy program is highly competitive. The Master of Accountancy program requires completion of an undergraduate degree majoring in accountancy, or completion of an accounting Certificate Program, or equivalent prior to admission. GMAT scores and letters of reference are required (the GMAT requirement may be waived if specified academic standards are met). The program is cohort-based.
The UofL College of Business Master of Accountancy (MAC) program is a 34 credit hour program designed for individuals* planning to complete the CPA examination and begin their careers in public accounting. Within the 34 credit hour program is twelve (12) credit hours of data analytics. MAC graduates may also receive the Graduate Certificate in Managerial Analytics.
The Managerial Analytics Certificate is a twelve (12) credit hour certificate that provides business professionals with the skills to thrive in a data-driven environment. The need for skilled professionals in the area of managerial analytics has become very acute. This certificate offers an efficient and effective way to address the need for analytics talent by allowing current employees to retool themselves without having to obtain a graduate degree.
Designed for recent graduates and working professionals, this degree offers a convenient evening class schedule (with an additional self-study Becker CPA Review program). Earn your degree in just 12 months.
The Master of Accountancy is a 12-month cohort-based program. Application requirements include an undergraduate degree majoring in accountancy or equivalent (with official university transcripts), a GMAT or GRE test result, two letters of reference, and a application fee. The GMAT requirement may be waived in certain circumstances, based on academic performance in an undergraduate degree program.
- Create application account
Apply at the College of Business MAC website.
- One letter of recommendation
Within the application, submit name and email address of your recommender. He/she will receive an email invitation on your behalf. Your recommender should speak to your character, academic aptitude, etc.
- Professional resume
- Personal statement
Within the application, attach a one–two page Word document describing your interest in the University of Louisville MAC program, why you selected the University of Louisville, your short and long term goals and any additional information you feel is relevant.
- Submit and pay application fee
- Official college transcript(s)
Order an official college transcript from all colleges attended, including the degree granting institution.
- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
We welcome international applicants. Please be aware there are documents required in addition to the above list. Visit the graduate admissions page of the College of Business website and open the International Applicant Checklist.
|MAC 622||Advanced Accounting Information Systems||3|
|MAC 624||Corporate Taxation||1.5|
|MAC 644||CPA Exam Preparation BEC||1|
|MAC 660||Financial Statement Analysis||3|
|MAC 668||Statistical Analysis||3|
|ANLY 620||Advanced Business Analytics||1.5|
|ANLY 625||Spreadsheet Modeling for Analytics||1.5|
|MAC 620||Advanced Audit and Assurance Services||3|
|MAC 626||Advanced Corporate Financial Reporting||1.5|
|MAC 640||CPA Preparation and Review AUD||1|
|MAC 646||CPA Preparation and Review FAR||1|
|ANLY 615||Artificial Intelligence||1.5|
|ANLY 635||Storytelling with Data||1.5|
|MAC 642||CPA Exam Preparation REG||1|
|MAC 676||Global Learning||1.5|
|MAC 680||Capstone Project I||1.5|
|MAC 682||Capstone Project II||1.5|
|Minimum Total Hours||34|
Sequence of courses subject to change
The Master of Accountancy program prepares students to meet the requirements for certification and/or licensure. If you plan to pursue professional licensure or certification you should first determine your state’s criteria for examination and licensure to see how/if our program meets those requirements prior to enrollment. We recommend that you also contact your state’s licensing board directly to verify that the requirements have not changed recently and to answer any questions especially those regarding additional requirements beyond the degree.
More information about certification or licensure is available at the following website:
Kentucky State Board of Accountancy - CPA Exam Candidates
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) - The CPA Candidate Bulletin