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Master of Accounting an Accounting Degree Tailored to You

Earn a career-ready graduate degree in less than a year

Earn your Master of Accounting at Tulane.

Program Overview

Prepare to pass the CPA exam and start a rewarding career as an accounting professional when you earn your Master of Accounting degree from the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. With rigorous courses and expert guidance, you will gain the expertise to become a certified public accountant or financial analyst for employers around the world, including the Big Four accounting firms.

Whether you were an accounting major or studied another related discipline, we welcome students with varied quantitative backgrounds who want to immerse themselves in the world of accounting. Through one-on-one advising, you can tailor your accounting degree to meet your career goals. You can also pursue a specialization within the Master of Accounting program, which will help you stand out from other candidates as you enter the job market.

Four Specializations

As you earn your accounting master’s degree, you can pursue one of our four specializations — including analytics, taxation, structured finance and risk management.

Program Length

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.

CPA Exam Ready

If you're interested in a career as a certified public accountant, our modern curriculum prepares you for recent changes to the CPA exam in every state. 

Master of Accounting Degree program

Christine Smith, Master of Accounting Professor of Practice and Faculty Director, along with Jake Krupa, Master of Accounting Assistant Professor, discuss the academic program and career preparation in the Freeman School’s Master of Accounting.

A total of 90% of the 2023 MACCT graduating class gained full-time employment, both internationally and domestically, within 6 months of graduation.

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

Program Highlights

The Freeman School’s reputation for excellence in accounting spans more than 30 years. Our AACSB-accredited Master of Accounting program will allow you to gain real-world experience and turn your interests into technical expertise.

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Expert Faculty

Our accounting faculty are distinguished researchers and industry professionals who bring their decades of experience into the classroom to provide you with cutting-edge knowledge and skills. Their research interests range from artificial intelligence to motivating millennials.

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Real-World Experience

As you earn your accounting degree, 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.

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STEM Designated

International students in the Master of Accounting program may qualify for a 24-month extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT) given employment in an area directly related to their field of study in a STEM-approved industry.

Student Spotlight

Master of Accounting student Sobin Sunny shares his experience of living in the vibrant city of New Orleans while pursuing his degree at Tulane University's Freeman School of Business.

Accounting Curriculum

Our accounting master's degree was built for the business world of today and tomorrow. Our curriculum is industry-endorsed and designed to prepare you for the CPA exam, ensuring you have a solid foundation to begin your career as a certified public accountant or financial analyst. 

All students will complete seven core courses, for a total of 18 credit hours. The remaining 12 credit hours of the 30-credit hour program are electives.


Taxation - MACCT


Our immersive accounting degree courses will provide you with a holistic view of taxation accounting. You’ll gain advanced 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. Our program will provide you with the tools to analyze data to ensure that you’ll stand out in a competitive job market.

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Risk Management

We are one of the few Master of Accounting programs to offer a specialization in risk management. If you have a strong background in accounting, our comprehensive courses on risk will give you a skill that’s highly sought-after by employers in a variety of industries.


Our accounting master’s degree is appropriate for students from a variety of backgrounds and undergraduate degrees — including accounting majors, science majors, engineering majors, economics majors and more — provided you have taken introductory accounting courses.

The admissions team at Freeman will work with you to provide individual feedback and determine which course of study is the best fit for you and your goals. We’ll also counsel you on how to put forth your strongest application for the Master of Accounting program.

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

Learn more about our Master of Accounting program at an in-person or virtual information session, or come see us at an upcoming event.

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Out of 10 schools where we recruit, Freeman students have the highest offer rate, the highest acceptance rate and the highest internship conversion rate.

-Brett Freimauer, Executive Director Financial Services, EY Structured Finance Program

Freeman Community

Freeman Alumni

Our robust network of Freeman alumni span the globe, and their relationships with the Freeman School often last a lifetime. There are countless ways that alumni can help you as you complete your Master of Accounting and prepare for a career in accounting, from industry insights to making professional introductions.

Master of Accounting Connections

Tulane’s accounting degree graduates are employed with top companies all over the world. This network of alumni will serve as champions as you move through your career.

Living in New Orleans

When you earn your Master of Accounting at Tulane University, you’ll live in the diverse and entertaining city of New Orleans — known as the cultural capital of the South. While New Orleans is cherished globally for its lively music scene, delicious food and robust night life, it’s also a port city with over 300 years of history as a home to international businesses and local startups — meaning that you’ll have many choices for the size and culture of the companies you apply to.

We encourage you to join other accounting master’s degree students and alumni who are involved in local organizations such as the New Orleans Business Alliance and the Young Leadership Council.

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A Business Center

As you earn your accounting degree at Tulane, you’ll be immersed in the growing business community. With industries like energy, health care, shipping, hospitality and software, you’ll have your pick of business sectors to explore.

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Unique Cuisine

Throughout its rich history, many cuisines have converged in New Orleans — including French, Italian, Haitian and Vietnamese. Take a break from your Master of Accounting program and feed your soul with delectable seafood or a “dressed” po’ boy.

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Ideal Climate

New Orleans is known for its mild winters, letting you experience the various cultural and recreational events the city has to offer year-round!

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