Master’s in Accounting

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Earn your master’s degree in accounting

Earning your University of Kansas accounting master’s AACSB Accredited Accounting logodegree can greatly benefit your career. The education and credentialing  can show employers you are the right candidate to hire or promote.

Accounting careers are growing in their availability and can be very rewarding. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts jobs in accounting to grow by 10% by 2026, faster than the average job growth rate, and reports the average annual salary for accountants is $70,500. One reason for the high demand is accountants work in almost all industries, locations and sizes of companies, from positions at large accounting firms to accountant jobs at small companies.

Wondering how to become an accountant or advance in your accounting career? A KU accounting education is a great place to start.

The MAcc program at KU also helps prepare professionals to become Certified Public Accountants, or CPAs. If you want to become a CPA in Kansas, Missouri or most other states, the MAcc program can help you prepare for the exams and meet the educational requirements.

What jobs can I get with an accounting degree?

Nearly every organization from large corporations to small businesses to nonprofits needs accountants either on their payroll or as external providers. That means your choice of employers, industry and work locations is almost limitless. Depending on the size of the employer, it may have one or two accounting generalists up to hundreds of specialized accounting and financial professionals.

Accounting and accounting career paths open the door to jobs with public accounting firms, corporations, and governmental entities. Roles include external auditor; internal auditor; tax specialist who plans, analyzes, manages and/or prepares documentation for taxes; consultant, with area expertise in financial analysis, financial reporting, treasury, valuation, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and/or forensic accounting; and leadership roles such as controller, vice president of finance or accounting, chief accounting officer, chief financial officer (CFO) and more.


Accounting careers; public accounting, corporate financial analysis and reporting, chief financial/accounting officer, controller, valuation, strategy and M and A consulting, tax specialist, auditing and forensic accounting, corporate accounting and internal audit


Angela Hughes
  • Academic Success Coach

What KU accounting programs in Kansas City are available?

Individuals looking to earn a bachelor’s degree including accounting curriculum should explore the Bachelor of Business of Administration (BBA) at the KU Edwards Campus. The courses within the Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting can count toward the bachelor’s degree, which means you can simultaneously earn both a business degree and accounting certificate. Most courses in these programs are offered in-person at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park.

The KU Master of Accounting degree program is accredited by the AACSB. Additionally, the KU School of Business, which offers the MAcc and Bachelor of Business of Administration, is accredited by the ACCSB. These programs are respected worldwide for the quality of their education, the success of their graduates and their accreditation.

Master of Accounting; choose 10 approved courses for a total of 30 credit hours in topics like advanced accounting, taxation, valuation, systems, risk, controls, audit, analytics and more
Why choose KU for your accounting education?


  • Courses offered in-person on our Kansas City campus
  • Evening class times convenient for working adults
  • Choose electives and course sequences that fit your professional interests and schedule


  • The only AACSB-accredited accounting program in the Kansas City region
  • Degrees and certificate granted by the internationally recognized University of Kansas School of Business
  • Top-tier faculty teaching current and essential accounting curriculum


  • MAcc meets the education requirements for the CPA in most states
  • Learn it today; use it tomorrow
  • Powerful blend of accounting theory and applied practice