Why a Master of Accounting?


Many accounting students will earn an Accounting undergraduate degree of 120 credit hours. To be eligible to sit for the CPA exam, however, students must complete at least 150 credit hours, 33 of which must be in accounting.

SLU’s MACC Makes Sense

A Master of Accounting degree (MACC) from the Cook School provides the extra accounting hours and focus to gain CPA eligibility.


Develop Your Skills

Today, employers are seeking highly qualified individuals with an extensive knowledge of accounting. The Cook School’s MACC program is designed to help students develop strong ethical, technical and professional accounting skills, and provides in-depth expertise in multiple disciplines.  Areas of Emphasis are offered in Audit, Taxation, and Financial Reporting, and provide students the opportunity to further their knowledge in a specific area of accounting in which they have a particular interest or career aspiration..


Distinguished Faculty

The accounting faculty possesses significant professional experience and is also at the forefront of their discipline of accounting through active research, publication, and presentation of their work. Students in our program will have the benefit of learning from faculty members who successfully integrate their real world experience into the accounting theory presented in the coursework.


Longstanding Relationships with the Saint Louis Business Community

Our central location within the greater St. Louis metropolitan area provides a distinct competitive business advantage and allows us to enhance our internship and recruitment effectiveness by creating strong relationships in public accounting, private industry, not-for-profit companies, and governmental entities. MACC students have access to the Valerie A. Davisson Career Resources Center (CRC), conveniently located within the Cook School, which serves as the catalyst for creating meaningful connections and developing outstanding internships and employment opportunities and providing other valuable career management services for MACC students.


Recognized Honors Program

The Saint Louis University chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, a national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity, provides a vital link between students and the accounting profession and is very active in presenting numerous guest speakers from various disciplines and industries throughout each semester. Our chapter has been recognized nationally among all Beta Alpha Psi chapters for its continued excellence.