MAcc Curriculum

MAcc Curriculum

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Few schools in the nation have the caliber of faculty in the accounting area as the business school at Rice University. The accounting faculty will focus their research talent and reputational momentum on a Master of Accounting program designed for the next generation of ethical, competent leaders in the global accounting profession. That means you.

The Rice MAcc is full-time, cohort-based, two-semester program. Classes are held in Rice’s business school building, McNair Hall, mostly during daytime hours. Beyond financial, tax, and managerial accounting courses, you take courses in finance, economics, business law, data analytics and information systems, and ethics.

Understanding the intersection of public policy and accounting is key to succeeding in an ever-evolving business and regulatory world. So, we take all MAcc students to Washington, DC for 5 days to meet with representatives from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Government Accountability Office (GAO), congressional offices, the financial press, and others.

The Rice MAcc makes you educationally-qualified to sit for the CPA exam through Texas and most other states. Our students typically sit for the CPA exam during the summer after their graduation. 

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