There’s never been a better time to pursue your accounting career. Demand for accountants far outweighs the candidates. We will prepare you to pass every part of the CPA exam on the first try. Our uniquely-designed curriculum will equip you for working in the professional world. We know graduate business education is costly, so a Lipscomb MAcc comes with several special opportunities.
Get hands-on experience with a guaranteed, full-time internship at the height of tax season. Score more than 600 on the GMAT, and you could receive a significant scholarship. And you can earn up to $1,000 in scholarship money for each part of the CPA exam passed during your final semester. After graduation, you'll join your peers — who all got the work they were looking for.
Simply want to become eligible for CPA licensure in less than a year? Our Graduate Certificate of Accountancy for Professionals (GCAP) is for young professionals like you. If you're in need of 12 accounting hours or less, you'll be eligible for your licensure after receiving this certificate. Choose an academic course for a corresponding part of the CPA exam and you'll be on your way:
Advanced Auditing & Forensics (AUD)
Managerial Accounting & Finance (BEC)
Taxation of Business Entities (REG)
Advanced Financial Reporting (FAR)
Applicants for the MAcc program are required to complete the GMAT with a recommended score of 500 or higher. In addition, an undergraduate GPA or 3.00 or higher is preferred. An internship or other relevant employment in the field is strongly encouraged. A GMAT waiver option is available for applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applicants who are granted the GMAT waiver, in turn, waive consideration for the MAcc scholarships based upon GMAT scores.
MAcc candidates can satisfy the undergraduate prerequisite requirements in one of two ways.
First method: complete 18 hours in accounting
Students must complete the following courses:
- Financial Accounting (Principles of Accounting 1)
- Managerial Accounting (Principles of Accounting 2)
- Intermediate Accounting 1 and 2
- Federal Income Taxation (Individual Tax)
- Principles of Auditing
Second method: Students can complete Lipscomb's 9-hour undergraduate Accounting Boot Camp course (AC 4789) to satisfy all undergraduate prerequisites.
All students, particularly those without an undergraduate degree in business, should remember that many states, including Tennessee, require students to have earned a specified number of hours in business to sit for the CPA exam. Additional hours in business or accounting courses may be recommended to comply with such requirements.
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