Master of Accountancy


Just because you love working with numbers doesn’t mean you should ever have to feel like one. At Mercer, small classes mean big opportunities.

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is designed to prepare students for careers in accounting by providing an in-depth study in the basic areas of the field.

This degree program fulfills requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA exam and for the CPA licensure in the State of Georgia. Students have the option to pursue the degree in an accelerated, one-year plan or in a self-paced format that allows flexibility for working professionals.

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

The Master of Accountancy program is offered on Mercer’s Atlanta campus in a flexible, self-paced format:

  • An individual course meets one evening per week.
  • Complete an entire course in an eight-week session.
  • Eight-week sessions enroll five times per year.
  • Comfortably take two classes per term to progress through the degree program more quickly.

The Master of Accountancy curriculum includes:

  • Up to 15 credit hours of foundational courses in accounting and finance
  • 21 credit hours of core courses in areas such as accounting and tax research, auditing, advanced financial statement analysis, international financial reporting standards and accounting theory
  • 9 credit hours of elective coursework

Students may waive the foundational work with satisfactory completion of equivalent undergraduate courses where indicated on official transcripts.

The Master of Accountancy program provides students with an appreciation for the social, professional and ethical responsibilities inherent in the accounting profession. Students will enhance and further develop the written, verbal and technological skills necessary for professional success. Students also have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the international accounting perspective and principles, including how they compare with those of the U.S.

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Master of Accountancy students are seeking an advanced degree in accounting for career progression and CPA preparation. Though most students have an educational background in business or accounting, it is not required for admission nor is work experience. The average age is 28 years old with five years of work experience.

Individuals who successfully complete Mercer's MAcc degree program can go on to work as business professionals in positions including: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), audit associate, tax accountant, forensic accountant, personal financial planner, financial analyst, budget analyst or accounts payable manager.

Applicants for the Master of Accountancy program must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution; a major in business is not required.

The Master of Accountancy program enrolls students five times per year in January, March, May, August, and October. The next session starts August 17, 2020.

Priority Applicaiton Deadline

Fall I (August) March 15
Fall II (October) August 15
Spring I (January) October 15
Spring II (March) January 15

Applicants may still apply after the priority application deadline and will be admitted on a rolling basis prior to the start of the term.

Application Checklist
Submit all of the following items to complete your application to the program:

  • Stetson-Hatcher School of Business Application for Admission
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  • $50 Non-refundable Application Fee ($100 for international applicants)
    Submit the required application fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to Mercer University.

The School of Business is waiving application fees for Fall 2020


  • Official GMAT or GRE Test Score
    Applicants must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and achieve a qualifying score. Applicants holding a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent international graduate degree may waive the GMAT requirement. Unofficial copies of the score report may be included with the application for initial review and evaluation, but an official score report will be required for applicants who are offered admission.

Applicants for Fall 2020 may be admitted without submitting test scores if they meet other admissions requirements. 


  • Transcripts from All Previously Attended Institutions

    Submit an official transcript from each college or university previously attended. Former Mercer University students are not required to request a Mercer University transcript. You may submit official copies by:

    1. Email to: business.admissions@mercer.edu

    2. Mail to: the address below

    Note: Due to COVID-19, we prefer that you submit your transcripts electronically, if possible. 

  • Current Résumé

Submit a copy of your current résumé to business.admissions@mercer.edu.


Submit all application supporting materials to:
Mercer University
Stetson-Hatcher School of Business
Office of Admissions
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341


Admission decisions cannot be made until all application materials have been received. International applicants should refer to the University catalog for additional requiremetns or contact an admissions counselor.

For more information about program admission, contact our Office of Admissions at 678.547.6300 or business.admissions@mercer.edu.

PROGRAM PER CREDIT HR PER 3/HR PER 6/HR PER 9/HR
MAcc $795 $2,385 $4,770 $7,155

 

Additional Program Costs and Benefits

  • All students are charged a technology fee.
  • Campus parking is free.
  • Students enjoy full access to campus facilities, including computer labs, library, fitness center and indoor Olympic pool.

Financial Planning
Students enrolling in the Master of Accountancy program can take advantage of federal and/or private loan programs to assist with covering the costs of tuition. Mercer University’s Office of Student Financial Planning is equipped to provide up-to-date information on financial assistance available to graduate students via federal loan programs.

678.547.6444 | finaidatl@mercer.edu | financialaid.mercer.edu

MBA.com, the official website of the GMAT, offers additional resources related to financing your degree.

Are you ready to take your educational and career goals to the next level The Stetson-Hatcher School of Business also offers a Combined Master of Business Administration/Master of Accountancy degree program.
Learn more >

Non-U.S. citizens or students who graduated from a non-U.S. university must also complete the following requirements to be evaluated for admission:

  • Evaluation of Foreign Credentials

    Applicants who completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have their foreign educational credentials evaluated by an independent evaluation service. This evaluation must be completed by an approved  NACES evaluator or Lisano International. We recommend using Josef Silny or World Education Services.

    Professional transcript evaluations of college or university transcripts must include a course-by-course evaluation with GPA calculation.

    We must have an original document provided by the evaluation service sent directly to Mercer University. Transcripts from any U.S. College attended must also be provided.

    For further information,  please contact: business.admissions@mercer.edu or 678.547.6300.

  • Official Translations
    Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by official translations.
     
  • Proof of English Proficiency
    Applicants whose native language is not English (identified by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Public Affairs) must provide evidence of English language proficiency. The English proficiency requirement may be fulfilled by meeting one of the following: A TOEFL or IELTS score not more than two years old. Official score reports must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the Educational Testing Service. Use institution code 5025 for submission of official score reports. Unofficial copies of the score report may be included with the application for initial review and evaluation, but an official score report will be required for applicants who are offered admission.

    Exception: A TOEFL/IELTS score is not required of international applicants who have attended another U.S. institution and completed freshman English Composition I and II with a grade of "C" or higher.