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Develop expertise in advanced accounting topics. The W. P. Carey Master of Accountancy and Data Analytics (MACC) program fulfills course requirements for the CPA exam in Arizona, preparing you for a variety of careers in accounting. Prerequisite courses are required to be eligible for the MACC program.

Program overview

The nine-month MACC program is delivered by the W. P. Carey School of Accountancy, highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Our cutting-edge curriculum is reviewed every year with input from accounting professionals and alumni. Esteemed faculty experts bring real-world experience into each class, giving your degree even more long-term value.

A smart choice for international students

Arizona State University ranks as the top public research institution in the U.S. and No. 4 overall for international students, according to the Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange. Our record of excellence and impact attracts motivated, diverse scholars from all over the world: More than 100 countries are represented in the W. P. Carey student body alone.


Building upon traditional accounting principles, this program prepares students to excel in a range of professional environments. Develop a solid foundation in the technologies and methodologies used to navigate today’s highly complex and data-centric audit and financial consulting environment. Hands-on experience is critical to that development. From applied elective courses and beyond, all MACC students are encouraged to pursue learning opportunities and experiences with relevance to their future goals.

And because of the quality of the MACC program, nearly 100 percent of our domestic graduates are employed 90 days after graduation. Now that's strength in numbers. So you'll gain the skills and knowledge you need to launch your accounting career, while opening the door to top hiring firms.

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A foundational knowledge of accounting is critical to your success in the MACC program therefore students must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in accounting from an accredited institution or completed either the Pathway Program or Bootcamp.

Pathway for non-accounting students

The School of Accountancy offers a Pathway Program for students with a non-accounting background. Including four foundational courses that you can complete in person or online, the program delivers essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in the master’s degree. To get started, simply submit your Pathway Program application.

The School of Accountancy also offers a dynamic MACC/MTax Bootcamp — including three, custom-designed non-credit courses that allow you to complete the foundational program prerequisites 100% online and in a single summer. No matter which option works best for you, our graduate recruiters are available to answer questions and support your next steps.

CPA test prep

Thanks to a W. P. Carey partnership with industry leader Becker CPA Review, you can access a suite of CPA exam prep materials, even before your first class, and at no additional cost! That means you can prepare for and pass the CPA exam while still enrolled in the master’s program, making you a more competitive applicant for opportunities in the short term and providing you a great foundation for the rest of your career.


Learn from dedicated, passionate teachers, practitioners and thought leaders. As world-renowned researchers and experts who consult companies around the globe, W. P. Carey faculty bring learning to life. W. P. Carey faculty members regularly contribute to and edit prestigious academic journals, and their expertise is sought by such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, USA Today, CNN, and NPR.

View our directory to learn more about esteemed faculty members of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

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