COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Master of Accountancy
For those individuals seeking rewarding careers in public accounting, industry and government, the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is designed to provide the graduate-level education necessary to excel in the field of accounting. We’re proud that our program is one of only two programs in Louisiana to hold a secondary accreditation from AACSB International. MAcc courses integrate a broad range of problem-solving and management skills, and emphasize understanding in functional business core to strengthen comprehension of both accounting and business. The program also further develops our students’ ability to critically appraise accounting practices. Through the MAcc, students complete the 30 hours needed to sit for the CPA exam in an efficient manner with personalized attention.
We have numerous graduates who are Partners with “Big Four” and regional accounting firms, others who have succeeded in businesses of their own, and many who are presidents, chief executive officers, vice presidents, chief financial officers or in other key executive positions in large corporations. We have also placed graduates in government careers such as the FBI, IRS and other state and national agencies.
Click below to explore the curriculum requirements for the MAcc program.
What is Required to Apply for the Program?
Students must submit an admissions application, GMAT scores (from within the last five years) and meet established GPA requirements:
- GPA greater than or equal to 2.75
- GMAT greater than or equal to 450
- Composite Index (GPA x 200 + GMAT) greater than or equal to 1,100
Applicants must meet the admission requirements of both the Graduate School of the University and those of the Graduate Division of the College of Business. Any applicant who holds a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university, will be considered for admission regardless of the undergraduate field of study.
Students at all levels must complete basic courses in the “common body of knowledge” or business core. Foundation courses may be waived for students who have completed equivalent courses prior to admission to the MAcc program. Admission will be granted only to those individuals who demonstrate significant accomplishment and high potential for success.
How Do I Apply?
All graduate applicants must:
- Complete the Application for Admission and return with the appropriate application fee.
- Submit official transcripts of all prior college work demonstrating sufficient scholastic performance that qualifies the applicant to perform successfully in a master’s or doctoral program. (For doctoral admission, more emphasis is placed on an applicant’s graduate record than on the applicant’s undergraduate record).
- Submit a satisfactory current score on the Graduate Management Admission Test.
A maximum of 6 semester hours of graduate credit required for a master’s degree may be transferred from another institution approved by the Graduate Director, provided the grade earned is “B” or above. No graduate credits earned by correspondence are applicable toward a master’s degree. Students transferring into the MAcc must complete a minimum of 15 hours of 500-level accounting courses at Louisiana Tech, in addition to any other requirements.
For more information on the program and admissions requirements, contact:
Dr. Andrea Drake
Head of School of Accountancy
Dr. Selwyn Ellis
Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
College of Business Graduate Programs Office
Concurrent Enrollment in Graduate Programs
Looking to Start Your MAcc or MBA Early?
Did you know the GMAT is not required to start early? Louisiana Tech students who wish to begin their graduate courses while they are still in their undergraduate courses may do so in the Concurrent Enrollment Program.
What is Required to Apply?
To be eligible to register for graduate credit and take classes, students must hold a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and have less than 30 hours remaining in their undergraduate degree program. To apply students must obtain the following:
- Written approval of the appropriate Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, the Academic Dean and the Dean of the Graduate School.
- A minimum of two letters of reference along with a graduate application and an application fee of $40 (applicable to both national and international applications).
What is Required During the Program?
- Students must maintain undergraduate status.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 until awarded the bachelor’s degree.
- All students are expected to enroll in graduate level courses.
No more than 12 graduate credit hours may be earned while completing bachelor’s requirements. Courses taken for graduate credit cannot be used to satisfy undergraduate requirements. Students not meeting the undergraduate preparatory requirements will not be eligible for this program.
After the Program
Upon matriculation, students are required to apply to graduate school for admission into the master’s degree program. Students in the Concurrent Enrollment Program will still be required to meet the same admissions requirements as other applicants to the graduate school. They will not be charged another $40 application fee.
Students seeking admission to another master’s program, other than the program in which they were granted concurrent enrollment, must meet the same admissions requirements as other applicants. GMAT scores will be waived for those admitted to the Concurrent Enrollment Program provided they continue to pursue the degree for which they were initially admitted and maintain all other conditions to retain graduate status.