Whether you aspire to be a CEO or CFO of a corporation, partner in a public accounting firm, controller of a government agency, finance director of a charitable foundation, special agent in white-collar crime, owner of your own business, or university professor, the NKU Master of Accountancy degree is the degree for you.
Accounting is often called the "language of business" because it provides the information necessary for making business decisions in many types of organizations. The ability to interpret and analyze financial information allows accounting professionals to become trusted advisers to companies and clients, helping to monitor finances and to chart courses for the future. The opportunities for accounting professionals are diverse and limitless.
Our Professional Track is for those who have an undergraduate accounting degree and are seeking a public accounting career. This track will help prepare for a career as a CPA and will allow you to meet the 150 credit hours required to take the CPA exam.
Our Data Analytics/Data Visualization track is similar to the Professional track while also giving students the chance to have a focus in the data analytics/visualization areas. This track will allow you to meet the 150 hours required to take the CPA exam.
Students applying to the MAcc program in the Haile/US Bank College of Business must submit the following:
*Students are required to take the GMAT or GRE if their transcripts do not show evidence of successful completion of quantitative courses. Although scores make up only one factor in the admissions process, it is anticipated that successful applicants will have a minimum overall score of 520 on the GMAT (comparable GRE scores will also be considered).*
To enter the MAcc 4+1 Track, undergraduate BSBA students at NKU who have completed ACC 200 may be invited to apply. Students applying to the MAcc 4+1 Track must submit the following:
In addition, 4+1 applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and must have completed at least 15 credit hours at NKU. GMAT and application fee are waived.
All requirements should be sent to the NKU Office of Graduate Education.
Northern Kentucky University
Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Phone: (859) 572-6364
Fax: (859) 572-6670
The Haile Foundation has generously agreed to provide scholarships for deserving MAcc students. The stipulations for the scholarships are listed below along with application specifics. A call for scholarship applications will go out to those qualified to apply.
From corporate to non-profit earning a Master’s in Accountancy enables you to work in any industry in any location. This degree has a high degree of growth, mobility and portability.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) current Occupational Outlook Handbook says the median annual salary for accountants and auditors as of 2017 is now $69,350. Top-tier accountants can earn more than $120,000 annually.
Stability and advancement. Growth estimates from the BLS rank accounting at 10%, which the BLS calls “faster than average.”