Chatham University

Master of Accounting (MAcc)

Made possible by a generous grant from the PNC Foundation, Inc.

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program is designed to help prepare students to take advantage of the many opportunities available in the field of accounting and play an important role in the preparation for taking the CPA and/or the CMA examinations. Whether a student desires to work in private industry, the not-for-profit sector, or governmental entities, a degree in accounting can lead to a dynamic career with skills that are highly valued in the marketplace. The MAcc is a flexible program designed to fit the student's career goals and is available to college graduates of all majors. Many of the courses are available in concentrated seven week terms.

Degree Requirements

Undergraduate degree, proficiency in written and oral communications, college level math and computer usage, including word processing, spread sheets, databases, and the Internet, are required.

Program Design

The MAcc requires students to take 30 credits from both the Accounting and M.B.A. curricula. The courses taken will depend upon level of previous accounting and business education and the student's career goals. A minimum of 18 credits are to be in the accounting area; the other 12 credits can be further accounting or M.B.A. course electives depending upon the students educational needs and career interests. The student will receive individual advisory assistance to develop a program of study that will best suit their educational background and career interests.


The Department of Business and Entrepreneurship at Chatham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The Department of Business and Entrepreneurship has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education and is eligible to undergo an accreditation review of its business programs.