May 22, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accountancy, Audit/Accounting Concentration, M.Acc.

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Master of Accountancy Requirements

Applicants for the MAcc program are required to complete the GMAT with a recommended score of 500 or higher. In addition, an undergraduate GPA or 3.00 or higher is preferred.  An internship or other relevant employment in the field is strongly encouraged.

MAcc candidates can satisfy the prerequisite requirements in one of two ways.

First method: complete 18 hours in accounting

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Financial Accounting (Principles of Accounting 1)
  • Managerial Accounting (Principles of Accounting 2)
  • Intermediate Accounting 1 and 2
  • Federal Income Taxation (Individual Tax)
  • Principles of Auditing

Second method: Students can complete Lipscomb’s 9-hour undergraduate Accounting Boot Camp course (AC 4789) to satisfy all undergraduate prerequisites.

All students, particularly those without an undergraduate degree in business, should remember that many states, including Tennessee, require students to have earned a specified number of hours in business to sit for the CPA exam.  Additional hours in business or accounting courses may be recommended to comply with such requirements.

MAcc Core Courses (15 hours)

MAcc Curriculum

The Lipscomb MAcc is a 30-hour program that includes 15 hours of required core courses across all concentrations, 12 hours in the concentration area, and three hours of elective course work. 

The MAcc is offered with three concentrations: tax, audit/accounting, and distributed. Students pursuing the distributed concentration may take a combination of tax or audit courses totaling 12 hours.

MAcc Elective (3 hours required)

Each MAcc student is required to select one elective course, which may be either (i) any MAcc course that is not required for their concentration or (ii) from the list below:

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