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Master of Accountancy

Given the changing environment in both the public and private sectors of the economy, many accountants will need an educational background that goes beyond what is taught in an undergraduate degree program. Accountants must be proficient in applying professional concepts and principles to a wide variety of existing and emerging situations as an effective member of a team and also have the ability to adapt to new standards and methods of doing business. Competing in such an environment requires a solid technical foundation, adeptness in analyzing complex business situations, and the ability to effectively communicate recommended solutions and conclusions. Thus, the objectives of the MAcc program include the integration of financial and non-financial data in problem-solving and decision-making, the application of relevant research techniques and information technologies, the integration of varying viewpoints and techniques of conflict resolution, and the importance of adhering to a strong ethical code.


The MAcc program is a 30 credit-hour program, which can be completed in approximately 12 months of full-time study. The program requires that the student has an undergraduate degree and meets very specific accounting and business course prerequisites. Work experience is not a requirement for admission. Careful selection of degree candidates limits the size of classes, leads to high-quality efforts in the program, and permits frequent and direct contact between students and faculty. The full-time program consists of two 12 credit-hour semesters and a six credit-hour summer session.

No thesis is required in the program, but communication skills are emphasized in all courses. Extensive use is made of information technology in accounting applications.

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The best way to launch your cpa career.

WVU's nationally accredited MAcc program's outstanding placement record will help you land your dream job.

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A Good Value

A great education at an affordable cost - we offer competitive tuition waivers and scholarships for students wishing to further their education with WVU. 

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AACSB Accredited

In addition to the College's AACSB international accreditation, the Accounting department earned its own accreditation in 1997. Fewer than 24 percent of all AACSB-accredited schools have an additional accreditation for their MAcc program, making WVU one of the top programs in the country.


The CPA Exam

Completing the CPA exam in concert with earning a Master’s degree places our graduates ahead of their peers as they launch their careers.

CPA Exam Requirements
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The Becker CPA Review

The WVU MAcc prepares our students to sit for the CPA exam by incorporating the Becker CPA review program into the MAcc. MAcc students are required to complete the Becker CPA Review program and sit for at least two sections of the exam to graduate.

Becker CPA Review

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MPA course topics range from mergers and acquisitions to personal financial advising, and are taught by experienced faculty and industry experts.