University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Graduate Accounting Programs

The Walton Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program and  Ph.D. program are designed to provide professional preparation at the graduate level for students wishing to pursue accounting-oriented careers in public practice, industry, and government.

The Integrated MACC

The Walton College offers you, a current Sam M. Walton College of Business accounting student, an option to obtain both the BSBA and the Master of Professional Accounting in a five-year period.

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Master of Professional Accounting

The Master of Professional Accounting program (MPA) provides rigorous preparation at the graduate level for students to achieve success in their chosen professional accounting career path. The MPA program offers three concentrations for targeted future professional career paths in accounting, including Assurance and Analytics, Taxation, and Corporate Accounting.

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The Master of Accountancy

The MAcc program is a 30-hour program designed to be completed in one year for students with appropriate backgrounds in business administration and economics and with an undergraduate concentration in accounting.

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Accounting Ph.D. Program

Doctoral students have a greater opportunity to work with faculty members, assisting in and even coauthoring research projects.

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New & Noteworthy

Recent M.Acc. Graduate Earns Award for Top Scores on CPA Exam

Recent M.Acc. Graduate Earns Award for Top Scores on CPA Exam

William Martens, a 2019 U of A Master of Accounting graduate, has recently been awarded the Elijah Watt Sells Award for top scores on the CPA exam.

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Student Spotlight:  Meet Ryan Decker

Student Spotlight: Meet Ryan Decker

My favorite part of Walton is how connected the college is with companies in NWA. Companies are genuinely interested in getting to know Walton students, and I have developed lasting relationships with professionals through networking and career events.

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Student Spotlight: Meet Maxwell McKinney

Student Spotlight: Meet Maxwell McKinney

I chose to become an accounting major because of the versatility in that field.

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