Accountancy, MAcc

Degree: Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Program Overview

The Master of Accountancy program at Weatherhead School of Management is a 30-credit-hour specialized master's degree designed to build upon the skills and knowledge acquired in an undergraduate accountancy program. The program offers great flexibility, based upon a student's unique learning and career interests, with the opportunity to earn a STEM-designated degree. The curriculum includes a common set of eight core coursesseveral of which are STEM-based, designed to enhance graduates' technical accounting, professionalism and judgment, critical thinking, measurement and communication skills. The remaining two courses are electives, allowing students to specialize, based on their own aspirations, in current technology, analytics, corporate finance, organizational leadership, or any other path supported by the many offerings of the award winning Weatherhead School of Management!

Upon completion of Weatherhead’s MAcc program, graduates will have satisfied the accounting educational requirements to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Ohio. Depending on a student’s previous studies, they may or may not satisfy the general business educational requirements. If students wish to sit for the examination in a state other than Ohio, they are encouraged to review the educational requirements before beginning their studies in order to plan accordingly.

Undergraduate students at Case Western Reserve University have the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree and the MAcc at the same time through the BA/BS and Master of Accountancy Integrated Study Program. The Integrated program is open to students pursuing any undergraduate major, although students majoring in or with a secondary major in accounting are able to complete both degrees in the shortest amount of time, typically nine or 10 semesters, but as little as eight semesters. A select number of exceptionally well-qualified high school seniors who plan to study accounting are offered places in the Early Admission to the Integrated Study Program in Accountancy, receiving a conditional commitment of admission to the MAcc and a guaranteed minimum scholarship package to be honored when the student formally enrolls as a graduate student.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students demonstrate technical proficiency and the application of judgement in the use of accounting principles, techniques, tools and analysis.
  • Students exhibit professionalism and critical thinking integral to accountancy.
  • Students communicate effectively and persuasively.


Eligibility to Apply

Applicants to the MAcc program must have earned, or are in the process of earning, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. A bachelor’s degree in accounting is not required to apply to the MAcc.

Prerequisite Courses

In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree, applicants must have earned a grade of C or better in the following courses or their equivalents. Students who have not completed these courses must fulfill these requirements at CWRU or at an approved substitute institution.  

ACCT 100Foundations of Accounting I3
ACCT 200Foundations of Accounting II3
ACCT 300Corporate Reporting I3
ACCT 301Corporate Reporting II3
ACCT 305Income Tax: Concepts, Skills, Planning3
ACCT 314Attestation and Assurance Services3
BLAW 331Legal Environment of Management a3

Students may take the graduate level U.S. Business Law course (BLAW 417) and double count it as an elective for the MAcc.


For questions about MAcc admissions, please contact a member of the MAcc admissions team

For more information about the MAcc program, contact Tiffany Schwendeman, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate and Integrated Study Programs, at 216.368.2058; or Ashley Lu, Program Manager, MAcc, at 216.368.5376.