Online Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Welcome to the Online Master of Accountancy Program at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Summer Applications Due:
Thursday, Apr. 6, 2023

Summer Classes Start:
Monday, May. 15, 2023

The University of Nevada, Reno’s online Master of Accountancy program goes far beyond the fundamentals to explore the intricacies of advanced accounting, tax laws, financial analysis and reporting. Our online MAcc program is carefully designed to help you develop the strong technical skills that many employers seek.

With a curriculum that’s structured to elevate your understanding of general accounting principles, we help foster innovative thinking through an emphasis on the skills needed to perform exceptionally and thrive in the business world. You’ll also learn the virtues of teamwork, leadership and effective communication with the convenience of 100% online coursework, meaning you can schedule classes around work and other important life commitments.

As an experienced or future accountant, there’s no shortage of graduate-level business programs from which to choose. Earning your online master of accountancy degree will empower you toward career fulfillment with a focused, specialized skillset that draws from a broader set of business insights.

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AACSB accredited College of Business

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Designed to prepare students for the CPA exam.
View state licensing requirements.

No GRE/GMAT required

No GRE/GMAT required

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Study with an R1 Carnegie Classification research institution

Why choose the University of Nevada, Reno for your online MAcc?

Accounting involves much more than simply crunching numbers. Today’s economy requires accountants to possess a broad range of skills and abilities — knowledge that ensures compliance with legal, regulatory and ethical standards of practice. Accountants are time managers, multitaskers and excellent record keepers with an impeccable sense of detail.

Our expert faculty is available to support you throughout your online learning experience, providing you with the advanced level of knowledge needed to effectively prepare for CPA certification. As industry-active accounting professionals, our faculty’s real-world experience adds depth and perspective to an already strong curriculum.

Supplemental accreditation and licensure

The College of Business and the Accounting Department are each accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This supplemental accounting accreditation underscores our commitment to education at the highest standard of professionalism.

Students who complete the Master of Accountancy program at the University of Nevada, Reno, meet the educational requirements for licensure in most states. View the state licensing requirements.

Research is our specialty.
It’s what separates us from the rest.

We’re an institution of higher learning with a proud tradition that redefines excellence in research — earning the designation of a National Tier 1 University by U.S. News & World Report. We’re committed to helping our students excel in a field that promotes extensive career and postgraduate research opportunities.

The Accounting Department shoulders this responsibility through insightful, impactful curriculum and teaching best practices. Real-world experience through applied business research is supported and nurtured by a faculty of industry experts, each dedicated to promoting your growth and achievement.

Our commitment to our students’ success is further demonstrated by a number of strategic relationships that have been forged between the university, our expanding alumni network, business leaders and various local communities. In keeping with our mission, the Accounting Department seeks to provide a strong knowledge base and conceptual infrastructure our graduates will need to make valuable and lasting contributions as business professionals in a global economy.

Admission requirements & tuition:

To be eligible for admission into the online Master of Accountancy program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting
    • Applicants with a degree from an AACSB-accredited school and minimum GPA of 2.75 and B or better in all accounting courses.
    • Applicants with a degree from any other regionally-accredited school must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and B or better in all accounting courses.
  • Undergraduate degree in other fields
    • Applicants with an undergraduate degree in fields other than Accounting with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience will be required to complete up to six courses in the Background program and will be required to maintain a grade of B or better in the Background program before matriculating into the Core program.
  • English language proficiency
  • Additional Documentation. The following additional documentation must also be provided in order for consideration into the Online MAcc program:
    • Two letters of recommendation (supervisor, professional, academic)
    • Statement of purpose
    • Résumé
    • Official transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Tuition
    • Cost per credit hour: $750