Master of Accounting Curriculum
Tulane's Master of Accounting program has an industry-endorsed curriculum designed to be flexible, allowing students to tailor their education to their personal and professional goals. All students will work closely with an academic advisor to design an individual course of study.
(must be completed prior to beginning the program)
- Financial Accounting (Freeman School ACCN 2010 or equivalent)
- Managerial or Cost Accounting (Freeman School ACCN 3010 or equivalent)
- Intermediate Accounting I & II (Freeman School ACCN 3100 & 4110 or equivalent)
- Ethics in Accounting and Finance
- Advanced Financial Accounting
- Advanced Managerial Accounting
- Business Law
- Principles of Entity Taxation
- Accounting Information Systems
- Energy Accounting and Valuation
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Forensic Accounting
- Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting
- Research in Taxation
- Taxation of Individuals
- Taxation of Partnerships and S Corporations
- Core Courses in the Risk Option (see below)
Students who have an accounting undergraduate degree may be eligible to take the MACCT Risk Option with the following core courses:
Core Courses (12 credits)
- Advanced Auditing
- Accounting Research
- Accounting for Business and Financial Risk
- Accounting and Controls for Operational Risk
The remaining 18 credits are electives; nine elective credits should consist of graduate coursework related to a specific business discipline or industry (e.g., finance, taxation, energy, management).
Tulane's Master of Accounting program provides specializations that allow students to tap into the expertise of Freeman’s stellar faculty, both within accounting and in other areas, to craft an interdisciplinary education or to deepen their knowledge in a specific area of accounting. All MACCT students work one-on-one with their faculty advisor to develop a course of study appropriate for their academic preparation, interests and career goals.
Students’ ability to pursue a specialization will depend on their background in accounting. While no specialization is required, the expertise gained by completing a specialization will help students stand out to potential employers in the job market.