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Master’s in Accounting (MAcc or WebMAcc)

Prepare for the CPA exam with our in-person or online Master of Accounting

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus or Online (WebMAcc)
Credit Hours: 30
Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer

Accountants and financial experts are the backbone of any business. Whether you’re a spreadsheet enthusiast, bean counter or number cruncher, this steadily growing field has a lucrative place for you.

Whether you want to climb the corporate ladder, launch your own firm or simply conquer the CPA exam, the Master of Accounting (MAcc and WebMAcc) at Georgia Southern University will prepare you for a bright future in finance. Our program offers a unique blend of rigorous academics, real-world applicability, and unparalleled flexibility. 


MAcc students celebrate learning practical and theoretical concepts, which they apply on the CPA exam and in the real world.


Georgia Southern accounting alumni consistently hold high recruitment and employment rates in major firms.

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Why Our Master of Accounting Degree Stands Out

  • Future-Proof Your Career: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects the accounting field to grow by 6% from 2018 to 2028, so there’s never been a better time to advance your education.
  • Flexibility for the Modern Learner: Whether you’re a working professional or a recent graduate, choose between our in-person program at the Statesboro Campus or our fully online WebMAcc.
  • A Curriculum Tailored for Success: Dive deep into the intricacies of accounting and law. Our program is meticulously designed to prepare you for the CPA exam and a thriving career in accounting.

High Earning Potential: According to the BLS, the median annual wage for accountants was $77,250 in May 2021 with the top 10% earning more than $128,000. With a MAcc degree, you’re positioning yourself at the higher end of this earning spectrum.

Rated among the best online master's programs for 2023 by Online Master's Degrees.
An AACSB-accredited accounting program!

Accounting Courses that Set You Apart

Stand out in the job market with specialized courses and electives, including:

  • Current Legal Issues
  • Law and Ethics for Accountants
  • Seminar in Financial Accounting
  • Seminar in Auditing
  • Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships

Electives include: 

  • Fraudulent Financial Reporting
  • Tax Research
  • Fraud Cases
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Estate Tax
  • Investment Planning Analytics
  • Operations Planning Analytics

The in-person program requires students to take: 

  • Seminar in Accounting Information Systems 
  • Accounting Data Analytics

Whether you are still in school or are working in accounting, the MAcc degree can be your key to success. The MAcc can prepare you for public accounting, forensic accounting, managerial accounting, tax, audit or any other accounting career path you want to pursue.

 — Dr. Charles Harter, CPA, CFE
Interim Director and Professor, School of Accountancy
Georgia Southern University

Our Master’s in Accounting Graduates Succeed

Graduates from the master’s in accounting from Georgia Southern have gone on to exciting careers with innovative and reputable companies. Our alumni boast an average salary of more than $92,000 with local and national companies that include:

  • KPMG
  • Gulstream Aerospace
  • Deliotte
  • Aprio
  • Ernst & Young
  • And many more!

Graduate Admissions Made Simple

  • Begin your journey with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Showcase your dedication to the field, whether through academic achievements, internships or real-world experience.
  • Even if your undergraduate degree isn’t in accounting, we value diverse backgrounds. Just ensure you meet our prerequisites.
  • Ready to apply?

To be considered for admission, a prospective student must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • An undergraduate degree in accounting is not mandatory; however, applicants will not be considered for admission until they meet the prerequisite requirements; and
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of professionalism and proficiency in accounting through their coursework, internship or work experience, and extracurricular involvement.

MAcc and WebMAcc Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the characteristics ascribed to all Georgia Southern graduates and to all College of Business Administration graduates, the things that distinguish a Georgia Southern accounting graduate is his or her ability to:

Outcome 1: Graduates should be technically competent

University Theme and College of Business Administration Goal: Academic Excellence

Evidence of Progress:

  • Apply appropriate professional accounting rules and standards.
  • Evaluate current issues and emerging trends in accounting standards.

Outcome 2: Graduates should be able to demonstrate professional research skills.

University Theme and College of Business Administration Goal: Academic Excellence and Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement.

Evidence of Progress:

  • Find and interpret rules and guidance for problems either explicitly or not explicitly addressed by authoritative sources.

Outcome 3: Graduates should be able to recognize and respond to ethical questions encountered in the practice of accounting.

University Theme and College of Business Administration Goal: Academic Excellence

Evidence of Progress:

  • Apply applicable legal and ethical standards in situations commonly faced by accountants.
  • Identify the impacts of business actions on stakeholders.

Outcome 4: Graduates should be able to demonstrate effective problem solving and analytical skills.

University Theme and College of Business Administration Goal: Academic Excellence and Research, Scholarship, and Creative Achievement.

Evidence of Progress:

  • Evaluate relevant costs and benefits of alternative business actions to make appropriate recommendations.
  • Synthesize evidence and reach conclusions from information or data provided.

Have Questions? Contact Us!

School of Accountancy
Parker College of Business
Room 2203
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8141
Statesboro, GA 30460

For general questions,
Phone: 912-478-2228
Fax: 912-478-0105

For MAcc questions,
Phone: (912) 478-5767

Related Programs

For all Online Programs: Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Last updated: 5/22/2023