LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Business will begin offering a Working Professional Master of Accounting program at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park this fall.
The program is designed for professionals with accounting undergraduate degrees interested in enhancing their career options with a graduate degree. Earning a Master of Accounting (MAcc) not only increases earning potential, it offers opportunity for advancement to management roles. Additionally, the MAcc program coursework satisfies educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam in most states.
The School of Business holds dual accreditation for the school as a whole and for its accounting program from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest credential in business education. Only about 1 percent of business schools in the world hold dual accreditation.
The Working Professional MAcc program welcomes students with diverse career backgrounds and allows them the flexibility to complete their graduate degree while continuing to work. Students attend evening classes and can start in the fall, spring or summer. Courses at Edwards Campus will be taught by the same faculty as the full-time MAcc on the Lawrence campus.
“We are very excited to offer a MAcc degree for working professionals at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park,” MAcc Director Lisa Ottinger said. “Our challenging curriculum, acclaimed faculty, powerful alumni base and rich history of academic excellence will provide students with the tools they need to be successful in their careers.”
KU Edwards Campus Vice Chancellor David Cook said the MAcc degree is an excellent addition to the graduate degree offerings at the Edwards Campus.
“The corporate focus of the program’s coursework nicely complements the needs of working professionals," he said. “This program will not only prepare professionals to fill highly demanded jobs in the accounting field, but also fills CPA exam eligibility.”
The MAcc curriculum provides education in accounting concepts, including advanced financial accounting, advanced managerial accounting, forensic accounting, project management, internal audit, accounting research, corporate taxation, risk and internal controls, and information systems.
For more information about the new MAcc at Edwards Campus, visit EdwardsCampus.KU.edu/MAcc.