Program Overview

Do you aspire to be a professional accountant, financial analyst or consultant? In our STEM-designated graduate business degree program, we’ll tailor your course of study to prepare you for the CPA exam or to pursue a career in finance. At Freeman, you’ll get the individual attention you need to achieve your goals.

Through our robust and customized curriculum, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to start a career path with an accounting firm, private company or public entity. Specializations and industry-specific opportunities will let you turn your interests into technical expertise. You’ll learn from professors known across the globe for their innovative research and outstanding teaching, as well as experienced practitioners who apply theory to real-world problems.

About the Master of Accounting Degree Program

KPMG Professor Gus De Franco discusses the Master of Accounting program at Tulane’s Freeman School of Business and the personal attention that makes it unique.

Program Highlights

Earn your degree in less than a year.
In just 10 months, you can change your future – or extend your program to 18 months and complete a summer internship.

Gain expertise through specializations.
You’ll have the opportunity to pursue one of our seven specializations – like analytics or structured finance – to reach your personal and professional goals.

Learn from the experts.
In addition to professors who are on the cutting edge of research, our faculty includes seasoned industry experts.

Live in a one-of-a-kind city.
New Orleans is a city like no other, boasting a culture rich in music, food and festivals, as well as a subtropical climate.

Be prepared for your career.
You’ll be ready to sit for the CPA exam in any of the 50 states. Plus, you can develop expertise by pursuing one of our seven specializations

Tap into a robust network.
You’re in good company as a Tulanian. You'll build a network as a student and enter the job market with connections across the country and around the world.

Get ready to launch.
You’ll follow in the footsteps of an accomplished cohort. Our grads regularly win the Sells award – by scoring 95% or more on the CPA exam. You’ll find many of our grads at top accounting firms around the world.

Carlos Wilson (MACCT ’16), senior associate, asset & wealth management, PwC

My Tulane experience was a microcosm of life. To put it simply, New Orleans allowed me to grow, Tulane prepared me to succeed and the Freeman School challenged me to lead.

-Carlos Wilson (MACCT ’16), senior associate, asset & wealth management, PwC

The STEM-designated Master of Accounting is a full-time graduate business degree program designed for recent grads and those with 1-2 years work experience.

Action Learning

Our curriculum will prepare you for an accounting career or to enter the world of finance. As you complete your accounting degree requirements, you'll reach beyond your comfort zone through deliberate and intentional educational experiences. 

Taxation - MACCT


Our extensive course offerings will provide you with a holistic view of taxation, giving you the skills to conduct in-depth analysis and correlate taxation with better business decisions.



Because accounting plays an integral role in any company's information system, analytics are now a vital part of the field. When you gain a solid understanding of analytics and master the tools to analyze data, you'll stand out in a competitive job market.  

MBA Programs

Risk Management

Students with a strong background in accounting can take our comprehensive series of courses on risk to earn this specialization, gaining a skill set that is highly sought after by employers in a variety of industries.

Tim West, professor of practice in accounting and graduate of Second City

I do improv exercises with my students because it teaches them how to stay in the moment, focus on others and move the conversation forward -- skills that every employer out there is looking for.

-Tim West, professor of practice in accounting and graduate of Second City

Applying to business school is easy, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Get all the details on becoming a Freeman student.

Real-World Outcomes

 Our reputation for excellence in accounting spans more than 30 years, resulting in strong relationships with the Big Four and other leading employers. Our distinguished community of alumni includes Certified Professional Accountants, financial analysts and other finance professionals, and it stretches from Beijing and Shanghai to New York and Miami – and beyond. These are just a few of the companies where our graduates have landed jobs:

Serena Loftus, assistant professor of accounting at Tulane University, discusses her research on the importance of causal language – words like “because” or “thus” – in providing employee feedback impacts the employee’s subsequent performance.

Jump-start your career at Freeman.

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