Master of Accounting a Degree Tailored to You

Forge your future in less than a year

Earn your Master of Accounting at Tulane.

Program Overview

In our STEM-designated Master of Accounting program, we will prepare you for the CPA exam or a career as a financial analyst or consultant. Through our robust and customized curriculum and individual advising, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge in accounting and finance to launch a career with an accounting firm, private company or public entity. Specializations and industry-specific opportunities will let you turn your interests into the technical expertise that employers value.

CPA Exam Ready

If your goal is an accounting career, we will prepare you for the Certified Public Accountant exam in any state. Our alumni include a number of Sells Award winners, who score 95% or more on the CPA exam.

9 to 17 Months

You can complete your degree on an accelerated schedule in only 9 months, or spread your coursework out over 17 months to allow for a summer internship. New Orleans will feel like home!

STEM Designated

Our STEM-designated Master of Accounting degree program allows international students to extend their training by 24 months if they work in their field of study.

CPA Exam Preparation

Christine Smith, assistant director of the Master of Accounting program, describes how she works one-on-one with students to prepare them for the CPA exam.

Accounting Curriculum

The courses in the Master of Accounting program will give you the real-world knowledge and skills to prepare you for an accounting career or to enter the world of finance. As you complete your accounting degree requirements, you will reach beyond your comfort zone through deliberate and intentional educational experiences. You will put your knowledge to use such as doing the research accountants do in practice, by applying the Accounting Standards Codification to case facts or stepping into the shoes of a KPMG employee through the KPMG Career Catalyst Program. 


Taxation - MACCT


Our extensive course offerings will provide you with a holistic view of taxation accounting, 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.  

Students Studying - Capstone Experience

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.

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

Comprehensive Preparation

When you enter Freeman’s accounting program, you’ll work one on one with an advisor to evaluate your background and define your goals. Your advisor will help you choose the right courses to fulfill your accounting degree requirements based on your education, interests and professional aspirations. You’ll gain the critical skills and knowledge to succeed in the world of accounting and finance along with the ethical grounding, analytical thinking and communication skills that will serve you throughout your career.

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You’ll have the opportunity to pursue one of our seven specializations – like analytics or structured finance – gaining critical knowledge and skills that employers value.

Faculty member teaching class

Expert Faculty

Our faculty are on the cutting edge of research, with interests ranging from forensic accounting to motivating millennials. Seasoned industry experts prepare you for the situations you’ll encounter in the real world.

Students giving a presentation in class.

Professional Development

In addition to mastering advanced financial accounting, you’ll develop your communication and interpersonal skills in small classes where you can get to know fellow students and your professors.


At Freeman, you’ll receive personal attention throughout the admissions process and beyond. Our admissions team will provide individual feedback to determine which course of study is the best fit for you, and we’ll counsel you on how to put forth your strongest application. 

  • All applicants receive consideration for fellowships.
  • GMAT/GRE waivers are available for qualified candidates.
  • Priority deadline November 1.

Learn more at an in-person or virtual information session, or come see us at a special event.

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

Freeman Community

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Freeman Alumni

Freeman alumni are positioned to help you achieve your professional goals. As a student, you’ll build a network of supporters and mentors who will champion you as you grow your career.

Classroom Connections

Our small class sizes facilitate deep relationships. Faculty will become mentors and introduce you to professional opportunities and classmates will become lifelong friends you’ll be proud to know.

Living in New Orleans

New Orleans is the cultural capital of the South, known throughout the world for its music, food and entertainment. But it’s also 300+ year old port city with both international business connections and home-grown startups. Living here will expose you to new experiences from learning about sustainability at sea level to dancing at local festivals. Many of our students and alumni are involved in local organizations including the New Orleans Business Alliance and the Young Leadership Council.

Student enjoying live music

Live music is the life-blood of New Orleans, the birthplace of eight separate genres of music from jazz to bounce. With festivals nearly every weekend, you’ll celebrate Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, local entrepreneurship and so much more.

boiled crawfish

New Orleans is a mecca for foodies because of the many cuisines that converged here, including French, Italian, Haitian and Vietnamese. Soon you will be peeling crawfish like a pro and ordering your po-boy “dressed.”

Aerial view of New Orleans and Mississippi River

As a major port and commercial center, New Orleans is home to a vibrant business community. Primary industries include shipping, energy, healthcare and hospitality, but the city is also home to successful software and IT companies.

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