Precise. Dedicated. Organized. Detail oriented. These are likely your natural characteristics.
The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina offers the Master of Accountancy (MACC) degree to people like you who are looking at graduate school and beyond.
The Master of Accountancy (MACC) program is a natural extension of study for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in accounting. However, it is open to anyone who satisfies the school's admission standards regardless of their undergraduate major. The MACC program provides the opportunity to specialize in a particular field of accounting, complete technical competency for professional examinations while in school, and meet the specific educational requirements to qualify for the CPA designation in some states. Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may need to take prerequisite courses as well as the program courses.
For specific information about the MACC program, carefully review the Frequently Asked Questions about the Master of Accountancy Program. After reviewing the FAQs, additional questions should be referred to Jimmy Burkett, MACC Program Director.
The best opportunity to learn more about the MACC program is the MACC Showcase to be held on Friday, October 12, 2012. The event will include an information session with program details, a faculty panel, and a current students and alumni panel. Lunch will be provided. Click for Showcase Agenda and Required Registration. Please register and bring your classmates with you!
The reputation of the MACC graduates from the Moore School is well known by accounting firms and corporations large and small because they value the critical thinking skills they learn here. The MACC program began over 40 years ago and has had consistent and quality placement for its students. The placement of our students is due to several key factors. MACC faculty members at the business school maintain close professional relationships with firms around the state and across the nation. Those ties pay dividends when it comes to recommending MACC graduates for employment. Recruiting is facilitated through the honorary accounting organization, Beta Alpha Psi, and through the Office of Career Management, as well as through the help of faculty in the School of Accounting. All of the Big Four accounting firms, as well as several international, large regional, and local accounting firms recruit at the Moore School.
Placement for our students, though consistently high, varies based on their background. Historically, domestic students who attend and graduate from a four-year institution in the US have close to a 100 percent placement rate. Placement rates for international students vary based on the student’s background and academic profile. International students who have attended and graduated from a four-year institution in the US in combination with the MACC degree at the Moore School have historically had a better chance for domestic job placement. Due to immigration laws and market conditions, international students who have completed an undergraduate degree outside of the US in combination with a MACC degree at the Moore School have encountered greater challenges with domestic hiring.