Integrated Master of Accountancy

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Obtain your bachelor’s in accounting and a Master of Accountancy degree in as little as four years in this integrated study program at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

This program is strongly recommended if you’re planning to obtain professional certification as a certified public accountant (CPA). To qualify to sit for the CPA examination, you must have completed 150 semester hours of study at the university level, including specific credit hours and courses in accounting and general business.

Our integrated program fulfills these requirements in the state of Ohio and saves qualified students both time and money while equipping you with the skills and knowledge attractive to top accounting firms.

This additional preparation will prepare you to make immediate contributions in careers such as:

  • Public or corporate accounting
  • Government or not-for-profit accounting
  • Consulting
  • Corporate finance
  • Commercial or investment banking
  • Education

Applying to the Program

  • Undergraduate students must apply for and be admitted to the MAcc program, ideally applying in fall of junior year. This includes students who were offered early admission to the integrated study program in accountancy.
  • Because of the necessity for proper planning of coursework, undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to design a comprehensive study plan as early as possible in their studies with their Weatherhead School undergraduate adviser.
  • Admission to the MAcc is usually based on academic preparation and achievement, especially in accounting and general business coursework, and genuine interest in accounting (determined by essay responses and letters of recommendation).

The following materials are typically required when applying to the MAcc program.

Two Essays and Current Resume

  • These items are required of all applicants. 

Two Recommenders

  • As part of submitting your application, you will be required to enter the names, relationship and contact information of two recommenders. We reserve the right to contact your recommenders directly if we need more information about you as a candidate for this program.

Interview 

  • Candidates may be required to have an in-person interview with one or more faculty members from the Department of Accountancy

Application Deadlines

As a general rule, students should apply for the semester in which they will be taking a majority of graduate courses. This typically means that you should apply during your junior year for admission to the program in the spring of your junior year or the fall of your senior year.

Fall 2023 Application Deadline Notification Date
Round 1 Nov. 15, 2022 Jan. 12, 2023
Round 2 Jan. 10, 2023 March 9, 2023
Round 3 March 7, 2023 April 13, 2023
Round 4 April 18, 2023 May 25, 2023
Round 5 May 30, 2023 Rolling Admission

Scholarships 

Significant academic scholarships and graduate assistantships are available to students in the integrated BS/MAcc program. Students are encouraged to work with their Weatherhead School undergraduate advisers to arrange study plans that maximize their undergraduate and graduate scholarships. Both domestic and international students are eligible for MAcc scholarships.

CWRU Non-accounting Majors

CWRU undergraduate students who did not or are not majoring in accounting are eligible to apply for the Master of Accountancy program and are eligible for certain application requirement waivers. Non-accounting undergraduate students will be required to complete a set of prerequisite courses that would extend the program to approximately two years depending upon how the coursework is arranged.

Contact Us

For more information, visit the MAcc program page or contact Tiffany Schwendeman, assistant dean, undergraduate and integrated study programs.