Ignite your accounting career. Get CPA ready

A Duquesne University business education will provide you with a lifetime of success. If you're looking to enhance your value as a communicator, analyst and responsible leader in the accounting profession, Duquesne's Master of Science in Accountancy (MAcc) program will help you achieve your goals.

MS in Accountancy

Accounting excellence based in ethical leadership

Duquesne's MAcc will enable you to expand your career opportunities, and maximize your earning potential. Our MAcc program will help you become a successful accounting professional and business leader.

  • The MAcc is a 30-credit program that starts in the fall semester. It can be completed in one year with daytime and evening courses or in two years with evening courses.
  • The program focuses on forensic accounting, financial reporting, and information systems with an emphasis on ethical issues facing accountants.
  • Through small class sizes, hands-on learning and individualized attention throughout the program, your Duquesne experience is uniquely your own.
  • Combined with your undergraduate degree, the program enables you to meet the 150 academic credits required for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure in Pennsylvania and most other states.
  • Duquesne MAcc students perform well on the CPA exam with pass rates exceeding the state and national averages.
  • Duquesne MAcc students also succeed on licensing exams such as the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Upon graduation, our MAcc students accept positions with the international Big Four accounting firms, national and regional CPA firms, corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

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We are recognized as a certified School of internal auditing by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IAA). Of the 30+ USA-based schools on the global certification list, the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business is currently the only IIA-certified graduate accounting program in the state of Pennsylvania