The Master of Accountancy From A Higher Perspective


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Your goal isn't simply to be an accountant; it's to be an accountable leader in a business environment. You realize more than ever that investors and boards of directors are demanding that businesses perform ethically as well as profitably. Your personal sense of responsibility to your employer and to society drives you to examine the breadth and depth of an organization's finances to ensure that it meets - if not exceeds - the highest standards.

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program at Duquesne University's John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business is a full-time, 30-credit course of study. The curriculum focuses on forensic accounting, ethics and regulation and reporting - the three most significant and challenging areas facing the accounting profession today. At the completion of the program, students will have fulfilled the 150 academic credit hours required to become licensed as Certified Public Accounts (CPAs) in Pennsylvania and most other states.

In addition to satisfying the credit-hour requirement for CPA licensure, the program prepares students for careers in public and corporate accounting, non-profit and governmental accounting and forensic accounting.

Duquesne's MAcc program emphasizes accounting as a profession and ensures that graduates are thoroughly prepared to be communicators, analysts and responsible leaders. Equipped with essential accounting and financial analysis skills, MAcc program graduates also have expertise that extends beyond the scope of traditional accounting and auditing.

Distinguished by a century-long legacy in accounting education, the School's focus on the future is equally exciting. Grounded in a tradition of ethical leadership, Duquesne was one of the first 100 adopters of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations endorsed initiative promoting environmental stewardship, human rights and fair trade practices in business education.

With a balance of scholar-teachers and experienced practitioners, Duquesne's faculty immerse students in theory and application, thereby ensuring graduates are prepared to pass the CPA exam and join other Duquesne alumni as exemplary leaders in the accounting profession. Against the backdrop of a city with renowned corporations, health-care providers, robotics developers, and cultural organizations, the Donahue School introduces students to an array of connections to assist them in the advancement of their careers.