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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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A total of 33 credits are needed to complete the MACC program, 18 of which are required courses with the balance being graduate-level elective coursework. A minimum 3.0 grade point average must be maintained for graduation eligibility.

Transfer of Credit

Olin Business School will accept up to nine credits of graduate coursework taken at another AACSB accredited institution if the grades you earned are "B" or better, and the Academic Review Committee judges the courses to be equivalent to Olin MACC classes in quality and content. Submit the course syllabus and transcript to your academic advisor upon enrollment.

Foundations Coursework

Students are required to enroll in the Foundations course before beginning the MACC program. This coursework would take place in late July/early August, in addition to the 33 required credits; and counts toward GPA calculation.

  • ACCT 562-02 Financial Accounting IIl (2-3 credits)

Three-Semester Version of the MACC Program

Foundations Course During August

ACCT 562, Financial Accounting II (3 cr)

This course is over and above the 33 required MACC credits. If required, it counts towards GPA circulation.

Fall A Fall B
ACCT 503 Bus. Analytics Using Fin. Statements (1.5)
ACCT 503B Advanced Business Analysis Using Financial Statements (1.5)
MGT 533 Effective Managerial Com. (1.5)
Electives include:
ACCT 500E** Info Technology Control & Audit (1.5)

Full Semester Courses

ACCT 564 Auditing (3)
ACCT 567 Federal Income Taxes (3)

Spring Semester (15 credits - Possible electives are shown**)

Spring A Spring B
ACCT 500H** International Financial Reporting Standards (1.5) (strongly recommended)
ACCT 502** Managerial Control Systems (1.5)
ACCT 507** Financial Issues in Leasing (1.5)

ACCT 500C** Tax & Business Strategy (1.5)
ACCT 500D** Fraud Prevention (1.5)
ACCT 500I** International Financial Reporting Standards II (1.5)
ACCT 508** Financial Reporting from the CFO’s Perspective (1.5)
ACCT 513** Special Topics in Management (1.5)
(Independent Study, including VITA)
MGT 520 Taylor Community Consulting Project (1.5)

MGT 550Z Professional Communication Forum (1.5)
ACCT 563 Financial Accounting III (Adv. Accounting) (3)
Electives include:

MGT 501 Management Center Practicum (3) (MGT 520 or MGT 501, but not both)

(Final) Fall Semester (6 credits - Possible electives are shown**)

Electives include:
MGT 5012* ** Ethics & Managerial Decision Making (1.5)
MGT 511A* ** Law & Business Management (1.5)

Electives include:
MGT 511B* ** Legal Issues at Business Stages (1.5)
ACCT 513* ** Special Topics in Management (1.5) (Independent Study)
ACCT 555 Accounting Policy & Research (3)****
Electives include:
MCT 501 Management Center Practicum (3)
Total (33 credits: 18 required, 7.5 degree electives and 7.5 other electives)

Academic Director - Tom Fields

Download MACC Course Descriptions (pdf)

Note to International Students: Additional English courses may be added or waived based on an English assessment upon arrival. The pass/fail grade you receive will not count toward your GPA.

CPA Exam

Along with a 120-credit hour undergraduate degree, the MACC Program offers enough credits to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination in states with the “150-hour rule.”

Meeting CPA requirements is your responsibility. We encourage you to enroll in courses outside the University to fill any gaps in skills, if needed, since each state has different eligibility requirements.

If you plan to take the CPA exam in Missouri, please refer to the Missouri State Board of Accountancy. All state rules are outlined in the table on the site. Information about other state requirements can be found on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) website at