The overall objective of the MAcy program is to produce accounting students broadly educated in business fundamentals, research methodology, accounting concepts and accounting practices. Students explore the social and environmental effects of accounting information on those who rely on it for decision making. A unique aspect of the program is its emphasis on the ethical implications of accounting, auditing, and financial reporting.
The MAcy program qualifies students to meet the current 150 semester hours required to take the Uniform CPA Examination in Texas.
Requirements for the MAcy Degree
The MAcy degree consists of three requirements: background courses, core accounting courses, and accounting electives.
The purpose of the 12 hours of background courses is to provide a strong base of knowledge for advanced accounting studies. Background courses may be waived for students who have successfully completed previous course work addressing current developments in the content area. Background course requirements enable the student to meet, at least in part, the accounting requirements to sit for the CPA exam.