Equipping You for CPA Success with an MAcc Degree

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The Master of Professional Accountancy (MAcc) degree at Azusa Pacific equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Designed to develop the character and competence demanded of professional accountants, the program integrates a CPA firm internship and CPA review course, along with classroom instruction.

Our Goals:

  • 100% internship placement
  • 100% pass rate on the CPA exam
  • 100% CPA firm placement by graduation
Did You Know?

To date, 100% of MAcc domestic students have received accounting job and internship offers prior to graduation, including roles at the Big Four firms and many national, regional, and local firms.

All courses are delivered by APU faculty who are experienced accounting professionals dedicated to your success. Small classes give you the opportunity to get to know your professors and peers, who will be your future colleagues in the accounting profession. Faculty teach from a Christian worldview, helping you dynamically bridge faith and calling in your daily life and work.

In addition to a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for the CPA exam, the master’s in accounting program builds on practical experience and emphasizes job placement for graduates. You will master the core competencies of accounting professionals while developing the research skills and character needed to solve complex problems.

Learn more about the program, our faculty, and APU MAcc students who have gone on to find professional success.

A Career Full of Opportunity

If you’re interested in a career as a CPA, learn more about the value of pursuing a Master of Professional Accountancy.

Program Highlights

  • Start the MAcc program immediately after completing a bachelor’s in accounting or equivalent.
  • Benefit from scholarship opportunities ranging from $3,000-$5,000 for qualified students.
  • Gain comprehensive training for a career as a Certified Public Accountant.
  • Study alongside accounting professionals who bring depth of experience to the program.
  • Apply knowledge gained from a public accounting firm internship to enhance classroom studies.
  • Earn your degree in just 12 months from a top Christian university. (A part-time option is also available.)
  • Benefit from nationwide opportunities for job placement with program curriculum that meets the 150 credit hours of coursework required by states for certification.

School of Business and Management Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University receives accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition, the School of Business and Management receives accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Outcomes Assessment Results

Read IACBE’s Outcomes Assessment Results (PDF) to learn how we’re doing.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2019 rankings, and also ranked No. 22 for First-Year Experience, No. 23 in Service Learning, and No. 31 in Campus Ethnic Diversity. In addition, Forbes and The Princeton Review included Azusa Pacific in their America’s Top Colleges 2019 and 2020 Best Western Colleges rankings, respectively. Azusa Pacific is also a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon University, serving more than 500 military-connected students and families, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral Research University.

Note: This information is current for the 2021-22 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.