For Non-Business Majors | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Master of Accounting (MAcc) for non-business majors

No business degree? No problem.

Chatham's program offers an unparalleled blend of flexibility and rigor. Open to graduates from all majors, the MAcc program prepares you – regardless of your background in accounting or business – for a successful career in a field that offers not just stability, but lots of opportunities to make it your own. You will take courses from practicing CPAs who understand the field today, as well as with professors who can show you how the pieces fit together. A wide range of electives ensures that you can tailor your degree to your ideal career in accounting. The program is superb preparation for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam.

Accounting: not (nearly as much of) what it used to be

Let's be honest: There are probably still accountants who enjoy hunching over a desk, buried in a ledger. But globalization and the changing world have introduced the need for dynamic thinkers with skills that transcend the books. That's why it's such an adaptable field:

  • Companies increasingly value "soft" skills that are emphasized in a range of undergraduate majors, such as effective oral and written communication, critical thinking, problem solving, working in teams, and speaking more than one language.
  • Accounting skills can be used in a way that complements your personality, style, tastes, and strengths. You can work for corporations, non-profits, all levels of government, or individuals.
  • Accountants can go into a wide variety of jobs and work environments. They're needed in all kinds of companies, all over the world.

Download the Master of Accounting booklet to learn more about the types of careers Chatham MAcc alumni have gone on to earn »

Something to consider

Accounting is the #7 best career according to U.S. News and World Report's 2018 Best Business Jobs rankings, and has one of the highest starting salaries for graduates.