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The Vanderbilt MAcc Assurance program is a full-time, intense one-year program that begins in August of each year with graduation the following spring, and ends in August after the completion of the Becker CPA Review Course and CPA exam. The Vanderbilt MAcc program also offers the opportunity for an intensive ten-week internship from January to mid-March.

Courses taken with MBA and MS Finance students maximize interaction and learning throughout the program.

Entering students need to have demonstrated strong academic performance in prior university studies. Students must have completed introductory courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, statistics and microeconomics from an accredited school, with a grade of ‘B’ or better. Many students are admitted to the program before these requirements are met. Any additional prerequisite requirements will be determined on an individual basis, as some students may need to develop core competencies prior to the start of the program.

Our program is more specifically designed for non-accounting majors. It requires strong communication, analytical and team working skills.


MAcc Assurance Curriculum at a Glance—37 Credit Hours

*Degree requirements and course information are subject to change. Click here to view the most recent Course Catalog containing academic policies, degree requirements and individual course descriptions for each of our degree programs. Current students should consult YES (Your Enrollment Services), Vanderbilt's online student services application for current course descriptions and course offerings.

MAcc Curriculum Chart

Immersion Week

Taking place between Mods 1 and 2, Immersion Week is filled with professional development activities. Guest speakers from each of the partner firms will lead discussions about a variety of subjects, such as legal liability, corporate governance, Washington lobbying and fraudulent financial reporting. You will complete the Owen program Online Exploration for Business Information where you learn to evaluate the quality and value of data or information sources and develop a facility with Capital IQ and Bloomberg, preparing you for the duties of your internship. Beyond the classroom, you will have formal interviews each day and social events each night with a partner firm. These events offer unparalleled access to career opportunities through representatives of Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC.