What is a Joint MAcc/MBA Master’s Degree?

Posted: June 19, 2020 | Author: Jason Lo | Read Time: 2 minutes

What is a joint MAcc/MBA degreeSouthern Utah University’s Joint MAcc/MBA Program is designed for students who see career advantages in pursuing both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Accountancy.

SUU’s MAcc/MBA program requires a total of 48-69 credit hours of graduate coursework in both the MBA and MAcc curriculum, compared to as many as 90 hours if the degrees were earned separately. The courses in this program can be categorized into two areas, business management courses and accounting courses. The master of business administration includes courses in finance, management, analytics, marketing, and economics. The master of accountancy (MACC) courses include tax, audit, public accounting, managerial accounting, and accounting ethics. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the CPA exam.

MAcc/MBA Program Curriculum

Before you can proceed with the rest of the joint MAcc/MBA, SUU wants to make sure that you have a good foundation of each core subject. Students start by taking accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing courses to prepare for advanced topics further in the degree. The undergraduate foundation courses total 42 credits. Upon completion of the foundation courses, students go on to take the required core courses (33 Credits) that include classes on the topics of tax, auditing, managerial finance, leadership, and strategy. In addition, students are able to choose an emphasis in Business Analytics (12 Credits), Managerial Accounting (6 Credits), Public Accounting (6 Credits), or Taxation (6 Credits). Depending on the emphasis, students are required to take 0-6 credits of electives.

Why a Joint MBA/MAcc Degree?

The MBA/MAcc program is a great tool for professionals in accounting or those who plan to change their career to accounting. For current undergraduate students, pursuing a joint master’s degree after finishing your bachelor’s degree can provide many advantages post-graduation. For those working in an accounting position, the MAcc/MBA degree can give you professional management training and knowledge so you are better prepared for competitive promotions into managerial positions. In addition, if you’re currently planning to make change lanes into an accounting career, a MAcc/MBA degree can give you an edge.

A Competitive Advantage with MAcc/MBA

Both the MBA and MAcc programs at SUU are AACSB accredited and tailored to create the leaders of tomorrow. Students receive time with professors with real-world experience and dedication to fostering their professional development. This unique approach to education has been successful in placing SUU's online MAcc program in the Top 100 in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Take the Next Step

If you are interested in the MBA/MAcc program at SUU, reach out to an enrollment specialist at 435-865-8665 or onlineadmissions@suu.edu.

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