University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

SAVE THE DATES for MAcc Orientation:
August 24 - 27.

As part of the MAcc program orientation, a scavenger hunt allows the students to explore the campus and downtown Burlington, while providing a fun and engaging way to get to know their new classmates. 10,000 steps later, relive their journey.

Accounting: one of the strongest areas of professional job growth

The School of Business recently refocused the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) curriculum to sharpen students' skills in the core areas of business communication, career development, ethics and research while continuing to emphasize the solid foundation in accounting that can lead our graduates to successful careers in public accounting firms or corporate accounting.

The 30-hour MAcc Program is designed to be completed in less than one year by starting in August and finishing in May. International students generally spread their studies over two academic years.

From left to right, MAcc graduate students Tom Orner, Bill Hennessey, and Brian Slevin pose for a picture with their coach, Anne Doremus, of Hanson & Doremus Investment, during the Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) held January 2014 in Burlington Vermont. They were the first UVM team to compete in the graduate division of the competition.

MAcc alumni have great success on the CPA exam, as evidenced by the 83.3% 2013 First Time CPA Exam Pass Rate according to www.mastersinaccounting.info. Most alumni began their accounting careers in with public accounting firms ranging in size from the Big-4 to small, single-office entities.

The University of Vermont (UVM) program is ideal for those individuals who:

  • studied accounting as undergraduates;
  • earned undergraduate degrees in areas other than accounting who now want to prepare for successful careers with public accounting firms or in corporate accounting; or
  • who seek additional knowledge about United States generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards.

D. Scott Schowalter from NC State, discusses government accounting and sustainability with undergraduates during a presentation from the 2014 MAcc Director Speaker Series.

Last modified February 11 2015 08:53 AM