University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Accounting Masters Degree

At the Walton College, we connect scholarship with practice and people to organizations. Through excellent curriculum, outstanding placement, and exceptional people, the MAcc program will give you the competitive advantage needed to excel in the accounting profession.


Master of Professional Accounting
Masters Degree

The Master of Professional Accounting program provides rigorous preparation at the graduate level to help students 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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Master of Accountancy
Masters Degree

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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Integrated Master of Accountancy
Bachelors AND Masters Degree

Undergraduate accounting students at the University of Arkansas have the option to obtain both a Bachelors and a Masters of Accountancy in a five-year period, and will meet the academic requirements required to sit for the CPA exam.

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Members of our Accounting Department Advisory Board relate their experiences as college students, and take time to offer their industry and career insights. 

Your Graduate Degree in Accounting - MAcc

The Walton College Master of Accountancy (MAcc) is a 30 credit hour program designed for students who have completed their undergraduate accounting degree. Students from other majors or academic disciplines can also apply and obtain the MAcc degree upon completion of additional pre-requisite coursework. 

The MAcc program at the Sam M. Walton College of Business will provide you with a broad-based accounting education where critical thinking, creative problem solving and professional determination are encouraged. 

Project management and communication skills are strengthened by stressing the ability to work in teams – skills today's employers are seeking. Completion of the Walton College MAcc meets the academic requirements needed to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam in the state of Arkansas. Our MAcc advisors can help you design a program to meet the CPA exam requirements in other states.


Your Five Year Degree in Accounting - IMAcc

The Walton IMAcc program offers current Sam M. Walton College of Business accounting students the option to obtain both the BSBA and the Masters in Accountancy in a five year period. Undergraduate accounting majors apply for admission into our Integrated MAcc Program (IMAcc) at the end of the junior year through the Graduate School of Business. This five-year plan allows students to earn their BSBA in Accounting + MAcc degrees concurrently. Participation in the IMAcc program provides increased opportunities for graduate-level study abroad credits, professional internships, as well as early access to scholarships and assistantships.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Master of Accountancy Program (MAcc) is March 1st.

Applicants for the Integrated Master of Accountancy Program (IMAcc) must submit an application by February 15th.

Your Accounting Career

The Accounting department at the Walton College enjoys strong relationships with corporate partners. These corporate connections are enhanced through networking events, speaking events, and academic activities – culminating in employment opportunities.

Career Development for Accounting Students


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