The Master of Accountancy (M.ACC.) program at Saint Martin's provides students with professional knowledge of complex topics in accounting, tax, audit, business, and ethics. Courses will emphasize understanding and application of accounting principles and theories, incorporate professional ethics and support professional certification.

Program Highlights

  • The program operates year-round
  • The program consists of 30 semester credits and can be completed in 12 months by taking two (2) courses per term
  • All classes are offered in the evening to accommodate working students
  • Identify and research accounting principles and theories
  • Critically analyze and interpret accounting data
  • Become proficient in using accounting tools to make business decisions
  • Present information in professional written and oral communications

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  • Rolling admission and priority deadlines

    The M.ACC. program operates on a five-term-per-year schedule. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, to receive priority consideration for admission and scholarships, applications should be submitted by the priority deadline of the desired session.

    Priority deadlines

    • Fall 10 (August – October) -- July 15
    • Fall 11 (October – December) -- September 1
    • Spring 10 (January – March) -- December 1
    • Spring 11 (March – May) -- February 1
    • Summer (May – August) -- April 15


The program consists of 30 semester credits and can be completed in 12 months by taking two (2) courses per term. The official, most up-to-date class offerings can be found by using Self-Service or the Graduate Academic Catalog. For significant term dates refer to the Academic Calendar.

  • 0-15 semester hours of prerequisite courses
  • 12 semester hours of Accounting CORE requirements
  • 6 semester hours of Accounting elective courses
  • 6 semester hours of MBA requirements
  • 6 semester hours of MBA elective courses
  • Prerequisites (0-15 semester hours)
    • MBA 500 Survey of Economics
    • MBA 502 Survey of Finance
    • MBA 503 Survey of Management and Marketing
    • MBA 504 Quantitative Methods for Management
    • BA 225 Business Law
    • MBA 501 Survey of Accounting may be required for those students who have not completed the undergraduate Accounting series.
  • Accounting electives (6 semester hours)
    • ACC 602 Financial Planning and Control
    • ACC 613 Accounting Internship
    • ACC 628 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
    • ACC 660 Fraud Examination
    • ACC 695 Special Topic
  • MBA electives (6 semester hours)
    • MBA 605 Business Analytics
    • MBA 631 Operations Management
    • MBA 630 Entrepreneurship
    • MBA 635 Risk Management
    • MBA 640 Project Management
    • MBA 665 Business Ethics and Society

Financial aid and scholarships

Federal financial aid

Federal aid

Federal financial aid is available for graduate students who will be enrolled at least half time and are citizens, or eligible non-citizens, of the USA. Most federal aid for graduate students is in the form of direct loans. For more details about federal aid eligibility and the different types of aid available for graduate and professional studies visit:

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships

Graduate teaching and research assistantships

Saint Martin’s University offers a limited number of Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships to graduate students. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 360-412-6142 for more information.