Are you ready to begin a dynamic career as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant? Look no further than the University of Central Missouri’s AACSB-accredited MA in Accountancy program.
You can start your MA in Accountancy in the semester of your choosing (fall, spring or summer) and finish in just one year. Customize your graduate degree by choosing from one of two emphasis areas that share a common core of classes:
Your dedicated graduate advisor will help you choose the perfect mix of additional courses appropriate for your desired career path. Our program includes in-person classes on our Warrensburg campus and online classes for flexibility in earning your Accounting master’s degree.
Students who earn a BSBA with an Accountancy major from UCM, or from another school with an AACSB-accredited accounting program, qualify for direct admittance to our MA in Accountancy program.
Career development resources
You’ll have a comprehensive collection of career development resources, such as speaker presentations, “Meet-the-Firms”, advisory board socials and other networking opportunities. Our dynamic Career and Life Design Center offers walk-in help with life design, job and internship searches, resumes, cover letters and mock interviews. You’ll have access to various career fairs, the Handshake platform and a professional clothing studio.
95% job placement rate
AACSB-accredited program since 1995
17:1 student-to-faculty ratio
Finish in one year
Start any semester
After just three semesters in our AACSB-accredited MA in Accountancy program, you are ready to advance to your preferred area of the accountancy profession.
In the CPA emphasis area, you will take a variety of classes in financial reporting, audit, taxation and data analytics. We jump-start your preparation for the CPA Exam by integrating exam reviews into required program courses:
Our flexible CMA emphasis area includes courses on financial statement analysis, data analytics and Excel for decision-making. This option allows you to tailor your Accountancy master’s degree for specialty areas such as management, marketing and other business areas. This path offers a greater number of night, hybrid and online courses, making it a great choice for students who have full-time jobs.
When you join our School of Accountancy, you can expect a high-quality educational experience and the attention you deserve throughout your graduate program:
Public accounting firms, proprietary companies and governmental institutions from Missouri and beyond consistently recruit and hire our alumni because our master’s program has a reputation for producing graduates with the knowledge, professionalism and work ethic to excel in the accountancy profession.
Our MA in Accountancy degree prepares you for a variety of jobs across the profession of accountancy. School of Accountancy alumni have successful careers in specialties such as:
Our well-qualified graduates are routinely hired by companies including: KPMG, Ernst & Young, Forvis (formerly BKD), Deloitte, RubinBrown, Wilson Toellner CPA, the Missouri State Auditor’s Office, Creative Planning, Williams-Keepers and the Internal Revenue Service.
Explore careers in accounting
Find out more about where your MA in Accountancy from UCM will take you. Our interactive tool below covers insights into the potential salary for master’s in accounting grads, job growth, career outlook and more.
The University of Central Missouri ranks among the most affordable universities in the country. Still, we know financing your education can be a challenge. That’s why we offer several options to help you pursue an Accountancy master’s degree from UCM.
In addition to resources available to all of our students, the School of Accountancy offers scholarships on a competitive basis funded by private donors, including:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.
With just a few more classes, you can add a graduate certificate to your resume, making you even more marketable to potential employers: