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Master of Accountancy

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The Master of Accountancy at the University of South Carolina is more than just an accounting degree: it’s a highly customizable program designed to hone students’ ability to analyze information, identify problems and provide value-added solutions — all while gaining the confidence and communication skills needed to stand out in the accounting field.


Why Choose MACC?

Top-Ranked Faculty

We are dedicated to setting you up for success, positioning you to accelerate faster than your peers. We help you position yourself with confidence in a professional environment, offer small class sizes with top-ranked faculty and have the connections you need within the industry to get you where you want to go.

Customizable Curriculum

In just 10 months, our students supplement a strong core curriculum with courses tailored to match their interests. You’ll choose from two tracks, taxation or business measurement and assurance, each with the flexibility to select electives that suit your future career goals. We also offer specializations and certificates and the ability to further customize your degree by taking other USC graduate-level courses including study abroad.

Real-World Experience 

Our core MACC curriculum focuses on ensuring you possess a strong technical knowledge of accounting principles, including data analysis, and are able to identify and solve client issues. You’ll also have access to the same software, tools and tasks you would use in a real-world job setting, ensuring your ability to deliver from day one in a new position.

CPA Exam Success

Earning your CPA licensure is an important career milestone. The MACC program includes a required simulated CPA exam, focused study/test weeks integrated into each semester, access to free or discounted study materials and individual study plans to assist in your studying efforts. Many of our students complete all four parts of the exam prior to graduation.

Study in the South, Work Anywhere

Wherever you picture your future career, we are here to help make it happen. The reputation of our MACC program is well known by accounting firms and corporations large and small because they value the skills our students learn here. The MACC program was founded over 50 years ago and has had consistent and quality placement for students — 100 percent of U.S. domestic students are placed in firms throughout the state, region and nation.  


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.