Pass the CPA exam the first time!
At nearly 80%, our first time CPA exam pass rate soars above the national average.
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 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 prior to 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 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)
Accounting Boot Camp
Do you need the prerequisites for a Master of Accountancy program? Or are you interested in pivoting from your current career to the field of accounting? Lipscomb’s Accounting Boot Camp can get you where you want to go!
Accounting Boot Camp is a rigorous, accelerated program which will prepare you with the basic accounting skills necessary to begin a Master of Accountancy program or to begin your career in the world of corporate accounting. Boot Camp is fast paced! Beginning in May and meeting two nights per week and half days on Saturdays, you’ll quickly get the knowledge you need to move forward in your career.
The Graduate Certificate in Accountancy is a Gainful Employment program regulated by the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education requires additional information be provided to you about this certificate program. For more information view the Gainful Employment Disclosure.
Applicants for the MAcc program are required to complete the GMAT with a recommended score of 500 or higher. In addition, an undergraduate GPA of 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. (Try our Sample GMAT.)
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 or 12 hour undergraduate Accounting Bootcamp course (MACC 501V) to satisfy all undergraduate prerequisites.
- Personal Statement
- Official Transcripts
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.
Applicants who completed their undergraduate degree from an institution outside the United States must submit a course by course evaluation of their transcript from World Education Services (WES). Information about this process may be obtained on the WES website at www.wes.org.
International students should be proficient in written and oral English. A TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score, credit earned in English language courses, letters from employers or instructors, or a personal interview may be presented to demonstrate proficiency.
There is no GMAT waiver option for applicants who completed their undergraduate degree outside the US.
Priority scholarship application deadline for Fall 2021 is January 31.
Tuition & Aid
Tuition for the Master of Accountancy program is $1,250* per semester hour or $37,500* for 30 hours.
Tuition for the Graduate Certificate of Professional Accountancy is $1,250* per semester hour or $15,000* for 12 hours.
*Note: The graduate tuition rates may increase annually, effective each summer semester.