Graduate Accounting Programs

Education beyond the CPA credential

In today's fast paced world, CPAs must stay on top of the latest rules and changes to stay competitive. One way to move your career forward is with an advanced accounting degree.

Minnesota schools offer a number of different programs geared specifically toward the accounting profession. Learn more about the degrees below.

Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
Who should consider CPA looking to gain a competitive edge by earning an additional credential

CPA exam taker needing additional credits to become certified
Time commitment 1 year, full-time program
Where offered Carlson School of Management
Contact: Larry Kallio
Phone: 612-624-7511
Email: macct@umn.edu
Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
Who should consider 4-year accounting degree holder looking for an advanced program to prepare for a career in accounting

CPA exam taker needing additional credits to become certified
Time commitment 1 year, 30 credit degree
Where offered Minnesota State University, Mankato
Contact: Melva Wojahn
Phone: 507-389-2965
Email: melva.wojohn@mnsu.edu
Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)
Who should consider Adult learners wanting flexible course schedules who are pursuing skills needed to becoming accounting leaders

CPA exam taker needing additional credits to become certified
Time commitment 30 credit degree program (available at Twin Cities campus and online)
Where offered St. Mary's University
Contact: Melanie Torborg
Phone: 612-238-4525
Email: mtorborg@smumn.edu
Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)
Who should consider Recent 4-year accounting degree holders interested in advanced credential and professional development
Time commitment 1 year, full-time or part-time evening
Where offered University of St. Thomas
Contact: Kristine DeVinck
Phone: 651-962-8800
Email: MSACCT@stthomas.edu
Master of Business Taxation (MBT)
Who should consider CPA working in an accounting or business field; combines business principles with technical tax
Time commitment 30 credit degree, programs available full and part-time
Where offered Carlson School of Management
Contact: Paul Gutterman
Phone: 612-624-7511
Email: mbt@umn.edu
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Who should consider CPA looking to increase marketability with advanced accounting courses
Time commitment 7 courses. Courses may be transferred towards master's degree
Where offered Keller Graduate School of Management

Higher education for non-CPAs

Perhaps you've always considered accounting but never took the steps to make it a career. Or maybe it's time for a career change. Consider adding a master's degree as you prepare to become a CPA.

Master of Accounting and Financial Management (MAFM)
Who should consider Person with little or no background in accounting or finance
Time commitment Master's program with track to prepare for CPA or CFA
Where offered Keller Graduate School of Management

Help pay for your education

Concerned about the costs of further education? Review scholarships available for graduate level accounting students.

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