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Why Choose Rice for Your Master of Accounting Degree

by the Master of Accounting Program Staff

Why you should choose Rice for your MAcc degree.

Open to ALL majors

Our Master of Accounting ("MAcc") program is different than other graduate accounting programsRice Business has tailored the curriculum to students from varying undergraduate backgrounds. Rice MAcc students have undergraduate degrees in areas ranging from economics to music performance to English to engineering. This diversity in academic backgrounds creates a richer classroom learning experience for everyone.

Earn your degree in only one year 

The Rice MAcc program requires only 10 months of coursework (August to May). In just one year, you’ll gain both the technical and soft skills needed to launch your business career. With a relatively small amount of prerequisite coursework, 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 knowledge needed to pass the CPA exam, but also an interdisciplinary understanding of how business and accounting interact.

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You're not just another number

In the Rice MAcc, you are part of a community. Our intentionally small program enables you to connect with your fellow students and your professors on a personal level. Faculty members know your name and care about your well-being. This tight-knit environment fosters enduring relationships and a culture of collaboration, which is key to your success in our fast-paced curriculum. Rice MAcc students are more than classmates — they're friends for life.

Student life at Rice Business is unique. The tree-lined campus and engaged student body lend themselves to close connections with other students. The entire school is housed in one building, so everything students need is nearby.

Welcome to Houston

Live, study, and play on a spectacular tree-lined campus nestled in the heart of the country's most ethnically diverse urban area: Houston, Texas. The fourth-largest city in America is home to NASA, Fortune 500 companies, the largest medical center in the world, and an unparalleled food scene. Come see why this vibrant city has attracted one of the most diverse populations in the country. You’ll fit right in. 

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