Master of Accounting (MAcc)

Saint Leo's IACBE-accredited Donald R. Tapia School of Business is the largest Catholic business school in the U.S., with students and alumni in more than 50 countries.

Our Master of Accounting helps aspiring accounting leaders and experienced professionals advance to the next level. The program is available at our University Campus and online.

Program Campus & Centers Online
Master of Accounting Campus & Centers Online

Saint Leo's Master of Accounting (MAcc) program provides an in-depth study of advanced accounting principles to prepare you to pass the CPA and CMA exams.

Why choose Saint Leo's Master of Accounting?

When recruiters look for talent, the first factor they consider is education. Saint Leo's Accounting faculty has worked hard to differentiate the program and hold students to a higher standard of excellence.

Whether you're looking to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accounting (CMA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Saint Leo's MAcc degree will help you earn the required 150 hours for licensure, and master challenging concepts, including auditing, financial statement analysis, cost accounting and forecasting.

The Master of Accounting Program prepares you to:

  • Resolve financial reporting issues of U.S. and multinational business entities, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.
  • Apply knowledge of tax laws for planning and compliance purposes.
  • Recognize and evaluate areas of potential legal concern in the business environment.
  • Evaluate, interpret and apply relevant professional standards to complex accounting-related issues, and arrive at well-thought out conclusions.
  • Analyze financial statements within the context of firm valuation.
  • Identify ethical issues and decision alternatives by incorporating appropriate professional codes of conduct and social responsibility.

Flexibility for the working professional

Classes are offered during the day on-ground at University Campus. The degree can be completed in as little as one year.

Professional development opportunities

  • CPA certification: Prepare for the CPA exam. Accumulate the required credit hours to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
  • Comprehensive curriculum: The MAcc curriculum has been developed based on the requirements of the CPA exams and a review of other well-established programs.
  • Internships: An internship is not required, but is strongly encouraged. In the past, students have completed internships at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Entegra Power Group, Sunrise of Pasco County, Inc., and Grant Thornton, CPA.
  • Job-ready prep: Learn essential business skills like computer competencies, resume writing, presenting and interviewing.
  • One-on-one attention: Dedicated faculty—with real-world experience—are experts in the field. They take deep pride tapping into their professional networks to help students land internships with top-tier accounting firms—internships known to grow into job opportunities.

What can you do with a master's degree in Accounting?

The curriculum prepares students for the CPA and CMA exams, and also to enter careers in public accounting, corporations, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Where are Saint Leo Accounting grads now?

  • Pricewaterhousecoopers (PwC)
  • Entegra Power Group
  • United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Admission requirements

The ideal student entering this program will have an undergraduate accounting degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Students without the undergraduate accounting degree will need to take the prerequisite coursework.

Become an accounting leader. Apply now.