Master of Accountancy

MAcc - Atlanta Campus

Mercer’s Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree is offered on the Atlanta campus and is designed to prepare students for careers in accounting. Students have the option to pursue the degree in an accelerated, one-year format or part-time. In addition to providing an in-depth study in the basic areas of accounting, the program’s electives allow students to specialize in one of two areas:

  • Public accounting (including tax and financial accounting)
  • International accounting (relevant to public and private accounting)

The program is taught by faculty with relevant professional experience in a small class setting providing students greater support in their coursework and professional development throughout the program. Students also gain real-world business accounting experience through internships and assistance with job placement opportunities.


  • Provide the educational requirements necessary to sit for the Uniform CPA exam, and for CPA licensure in the State of Georgia
  • Provide students with an appreciation for the social, professional, and ethical responsibilities inherent in the accounting profession
  • Enhance and further develop the written, verbal, and technological skills necessary for success in the accounting profession
  • Develop an understanding of the international accounting perspective and principles, including how they compare with those of the U.S.


Each eight-week class is delivered once a week in the evening. Students may take one or two classes per term depending on their pace. If students need undergraduate foundations courses, they may be taken in class or online.


  • Meet the educational requirements necessary for CPA licensure in Georgia
  • 30 – 45 hour degree that may be completed within one year
  • Professionally accomplished and highly credentialed faculty
  • Once-a-week evening classes in eight-week sessions
  • Beautiful 300-acre campus off I-85 and I-285 inside the perimeter
  • Assistance with internships and job placement
  • Five admissions points throughout the year   

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