Benefits of UVM’s Master of Accountancy Program include:
- 100% job placement
- Ranked in the top 10% for CPA Pass Rate of U.S. institutions with 10 or more candidates
- In-person classroom sizes of six to 35 students
- Accounting courses taught by full-time faculty
- Exposure to leading industry experts
- Business education at the UVM Grossman School of Business is accredited by AACSB International
Most classes are scheduled during the day, generally in three-hour blocks of time. All accounting classes are taught by full-time faculty members, many of whom have been recognized for excellence in teaching. The program incorporates guest speakers and career-building skills to enhance the connection between the classroom and future careers.
Domestic and international students who completed all prerequisite courses can complete the program in one academic year (two semesters, fall and spring). Many students begin their year of study with a summer online class. International students who need to complete the Intermediate Accounting I and II prerequisites as part of the program may choose to spread the program over four semesters to allow time for additional study and coursework.
Most domestic MAcc graduates begin their accounting careers in Big-4 and other international accounting firms and regional firms, primarily located in Vermont. Graduates enter as assurance and as tax associates. You will find our MAcc graduates at firms with multiple offices, including CohnReznick, Crowe Horwath, Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, Johnson Lambert, KPMG, PwC, and smaller firms in Vermont.
Common practice is to complete the MAcc degree before sitting for the CPA or other professionally qualifying examinations. Students are strongly encouraged to sit for their first part immediately after graduation and complete all four parts by October. Alumni following this advice have had great success in passing all four parts on a timely basis.