Master of Accountancy
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The Master of Accountancy at the University of South Carolina is more than just an
accounting degree: it’s a highly customizable program designed to hone students’ ability
to analyze information, identify problems and provide value-added solutions — all
while gaining the confidence and communication skills needed to stand out in the accounting
Why Choose MACC?
We are dedicated to setting you up for success, positioning you to accelerate faster
than your peers. We help you position yourself with confidence in a professional environment,
offer small class sizes with top-ranked faculty and have the connections you need
within the industry to get you where you want to go.
In just 10 months, our students supplement a strong core curriculum with courses tailored
to match their interests. You’ll choose from two tracks, taxation or business measurement
and assurance, each with the flexibility to select electives that suit your future
career goals. We also offer specializations and certificates and the ability to further
customize your degree by taking other USC graduate-level courses including study abroad.
Our core MACC curriculum focuses on ensuring you possess a strong technical knowledge
of accounting principles, including data analysis, and are able to identify and solve
client issues. You’ll also have access to the same software, tools and tasks you would
use in a real-world job setting, ensuring your ability to deliver from day one in
a new position.
CPA Exam Success
Earning your CPA licensure is an important career milestone. The MACC program includes
a required simulated CPA exam, focused study/test weeks integrated into each semester,
access to free or discounted study materials and individual study plans to assist
in your studying efforts. Many of our students complete all four parts of the exam
prior to graduation.
Study in the South, Work Anywhere
Wherever you picture your future career, we are here to help make it happen. The reputation
of our MACC program is well known by accounting firms and corporations large and small
because they value the skills our students learn here. The MACC program was founded
over 50 years ago and has had consistent and quality placement for students — 100
percent of U.S. domestic students are placed in firms throughout the state, region