Integrated Master of Accounting Program

The Walton Integrated Master of Accountancy Program (IMAcc) is a five-year program of undergraduate and graduate coursework that allows outstanding students to earn the B.S.B.A. and the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) OR Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc) degrees at the same time.

Program Overview

The Integrated Master of Accountancy (IMAcc) five-year 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.

The professional curriculum, which begins in the student's senior year, includes specially designed accounting courses taught in relatively small classes by full-time faculty members.

Students accepted into the integrated degree program may concurrently enroll in undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Completion of the Walton College IMAcc meets the academic requirements needed to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam in the state of Arkansas. Our MAcc Advisors can also help you design a program to meet the CPA exam requirements in other states.

The Value

  • MAcc program ranks in the Top 25 best graduate programs in mid-size category by Public Accounting Report
  • Employer-driven demand to be CPA-ready
  • Higher average starting salary and better job placement opportunities
  • Outstanding internship opportunities + mini-semester course options during Spring semester of senior year
  • Receive excellent CPA preparation + Becker review
  • Be ahead of the game, apply one year in advance and get into the program
  • Out-of-state students from neighbor states can receive non-resident tuition waiver extension to a fifth year if qualifications are met
  • Our program is AACSB Accredited

The Walton IMAcc Curriculum

A 24 month program that provides a solid grounding in accounting and business theory. Students complete their undergraduate requirements in tandem with 30 hours of graduate courses to complete both their undergraduate and graduate degrees at the end of the two years.

Course Listing

View a more in-depth listing, complete with course descriptions, in the academic catalog listing.

Fall Semester – Year One - Senior Year

  • Undergraduate Courses as needed

Spring Semester – Year One - Senior Year

  • Spring Internship Opportunities
  • Undergraduate Courses as needed
  • Compressed Audit and Cost Courses, if needed
  • Graduate Elective Courses as available

Summer Semester – Year One

  • Internship Opportunities
  • Study Abroad Opportunities

Fall Semester – Year Two

  • ACCT 59503: Auditing Standards (Required)
  • ACCT 58703: Advanced Taxation (Required)
  • Graduate Business Elective (Approved) - 3-9 hours
  • Graduate Accounting Electives - 3-9 hours

Spring Semester – Year Two

  • ACCT 54103: Advanced Financial Accounting (Required)
  • ACCT 54303: Fraud Prevention and Detection (Required)
  • Graduate Business Electives (Approved) - 3-9 hours
  • Graduate Accounting Electives - 3-9 hours

IMAcc Academic Timeline

  • Submit application by February 15th of your junior year
  • 4th Year IMAcc Orientation – August
  • IMAcc Assistantship and Scholarship Awards – December
  • Internship Opportunities Spring and Summer Semesters
  • 5th Year MACC Orientation and Kickoff – August
  • 5th Year Graduate Coursework
  • Completion of Graduate and Undergraduate Degrees – May
  • CPA Review – May & June
  • CPA Exam – July
  • End of Integrated MAcc Experience, first day at firm – September


Our Graduates Work At:

(partial list)

  • ArcBest
  • BKD, LLP
  • Conoco
  • Deloitte
  • Dillard's
  • Ernst &Young
  • Erwin & Co.
  • FedEx Freight
  • Frost PLLC
  • Grant Thornton
  • Hogan Taylor 
  • Hudson Cisne, & Co. LLP
  • IRS
  • JB Hunt Transport Services
  • Koch Industries
  • KPMG
  • Phillips66
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • RSM
  • Southwest Energy
  • Stephens
  • Tyson
  • Walmart
  • Windstream Communications