Rice Business Masters in Accounting (MAcc)


The world’s financial markets are demanding greater corporate transparency and higher quality financial reporting. As a result, there is a need for highly educated accounting professionals with critical thinking skills and integrity. Come be a part of it!

Why the Rice MAcc?

The Rice MAcc welcomes students from all undergraduate majors. Your fellow MAcc students will have undergraduate degrees in areas ranging from economics to music performance to English. We find this diversity in academic backgrounds creates a richer learning experience for everyone.

No matter your undergraduate background, successful Rice MAcc applicants possess exemplary oral and written communication skills, the ability to synthesize across disciplines, and a track record of strong academic performance.

The Rice MAcc program requires only 10 months of coursework (August to May). In just one year, you’ll gain the technical skills and soft skills needed to launch your business career.

Our intentionally small program enables you to connect with your fellow students and your professors on a personal level. This tightknit environment fosters enduring relationships and a culture of collaboration, which is key to your success in our concentrated curriculum.

The Rice MAcc gets you educationally qualified to sit for the CPA exam through Texas and most other states. You will gain not only the technical knowledge needed to pass the CPA exam, but also an interdisciplinary understanding of how business and accounting interact.

Your Rice MAcc degree opens doors to a myriad of professional positions. Most graduates take their initial jobs in one of the Big Four public accounting firms, which are consistently ranked among the best places to work. Other graduates choose to go into corporate accounting, consulting, banking, and not-for-profits. Our job placement rate within three months of graduation has been 98%.

Moreover, as a Rice MAcc graduate, your life-long opportunities for career advancement are excellent. Our seasoned Rice MAcc alumni now have job titles such as Managing Partner, Chief Financial Officer, Controller, and Executive Vice President.