Prepare for your certification exams

Master of Accountancy (30 credits)

Whether you're looking to become a certified public accountant (CPA) or pursue another accounting-related career, our master of accountancy program will provide you with the tools you need to ready yourself for your chosen certifications - all while earning your master's degree. 

Taught by faculty with expert-level knowledge and experience, you'll spend your first year engaged in core accounting classes and your second year preparing for your respective certification. With a faculty comprised of CPAs and industry experts, you'll glean insights from people who are in the field and who have taken the same certification exams. Plus, you'll be studying at one of only seven universities in the country that’s recognized by the IACBE Special Accounting Accreditation. 

Enhance your master of accountancy degree and expand your knowledge by choosing to study in one of four specialties: 

Finance

Analyze a company’s financial information, practice financial planning and learn to assess the financial operations and positions of an organization using various analysis methods.

Fraud Examiner and Internal Auditor

Conduct investigation analysis from financial data to detect fraud for process improvement and prosecution. Apply knowledge of internal controls and auditing to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of an organization’s operations and develop recommendations.

Managerial Accountant

Analyze financial statements with the ability to construct and communicate strategic decisions for businesses.

Professional Accountant

Expand your knowledge and understanding of CPA’s professional and legal responsibilities; matters of agency, creditor-debtor interactions, uniform commercial code and contract law in which you will apply business law concepts

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

ACCT515 Advanced Accounting Topics (3cr), the program prerequisite, offers preparation to strengthen analytical and interpretive skills in accounting for business mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and global accounting prior to entering the Master of Accountancy (MAcc).

Students who currently have the CFE, CIA, CMA, or the CPA may be able to apply that credit to that specific Specialty.

*ACCT640 Managerial Accounting may not be used as the Graduate Accounting Elective 

Employment Opportunities

Davenport University's master of accountancy program provides you with the expertise to excel in several career paths. You will be prepared to take specific certification exams in the following areas.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)                                           
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)                          
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • Certified Financial Manager (CFM)                                          
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)