Master of Accountancy

  • College

    School of Business

  • Degree


  • Location

    Atlanta, Online


Make yourself a more valuable asset

Mercer’s Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is designed to prepare students for careers in accounting by providing an in-depth study in the essential areas of the field. 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 degree program fulfills requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA exam and for the CPA licensure in Georgia. View Mercer’s professional licensure disclosure for more information.

  • Taught by Ph.D.-credentialed faculty with relevant accounting, tax and audit, and professional experience in a small-class setting
  • Opportunity to develop the written, verbal, and analytical skills necessary for success in the accounting profession
  • No previous business experience required

Flexible format

The Master of Accountancy program is offered on Mercer’s Atlanta campus and fully online through synchronous, real-time classes in a flexible, self-paced format:

  • Meet for your course one evening per week
  • Complete an entire course in an eight-week session
  • Enroll in five eight-week sessions per year
  • Take two classes per term to progress through the degree program more quickly

Professional development

Individuals who successfully complete Mercer’s Master of Accountancy program can go on to work as business professionals in positions such as:

  • Accounts payable manager
  • Audit associate
  • Budget analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Financial analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Personal financial planner
  • Tax accountant

Students and graduates can be found working at local and regional public accounting firms, governmental agencies, and Fortune 500 companies such as:

  • Defense Contract Audit Agency
  • Deloitte
  • Delta
  • Ernst & Young
  • Grant Thornton
  • Koch Industries
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Porsche
  • State of Georgia

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Mercer’s Master of Accountancy was instrumental in helping me prepare for and pass the CPA exam. I was able to pass all four sections in a 12-month window, and I don’t think that would have been possible without the background I gained through this program.

Carlton White, MAcc, ’19
Finance Manager, Martin Marietta

Carlton White

The quality of instruction is high, and the curriculum is well designed and has prepared me for the CPA exam. I feel like I have the skills and knowledge I need to be successful as an accountant.

Malina Fital, MAcc, '18
Staff Accountant, RaceTrac

Malina Fital

Meet the Faculty

Our faculty provide a challenging curriculum to prepare students for successful careers in the accounting profession.

Professional licensure

All of Mercer’s programs that lead to licensure are designed to meet the educational requirements of regulatory authorities in the State of Georgia. If you intend to seek licensure or certification outside of Georgia, please review Mercer’s professional licensure disclosure for more information.