Business

WebMAcc (Online Master of Accounting)

Program Information

The WebMAcc is a 30-credit-hour program made up of ten, 3-credit-hour courses, spread out over six semesters. All of the coursework is delivered online, and the diploma WebMAcc students earn is identical to that of on-campus students. The online curriculum mirrors that of the on-campus program, with the same experienced faculty and the same access to resources as the campus degree. The pace of the online program is geared toward full-time professionals, so students take two classes during spring and fall semesters and just one class during the summer for six consecutive semesters (two years). The program is team-based, so students take each core class as a cohort.

Program of Study

WMAC 7130 – Seminar in Financial Accounting WMAC 7530 – Seminar in Accounting Information Systems
WMAC 7334 – Tax Research WMAC 7634 – Fraudulent Financial Reporting
WMAC 7430 – Seminar in Auditing WLST 7230 – Current Legal Issues
Four Electives*

*Selected from 7000-level courses offered by the Parker College of Business, from approved electives offered elsewhere in the University, or as approved.

Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission, a prospective student must

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
    • An undergraduate degree in accounting is not mandatory; however, applicants will not be considered for admission until they meet the prerequisite requirements;
  • Demonstrate an appropriate level of professionalism and proficiency in accounting through coursework, internship or work experience, and extracurricular involvement; and
  • Apply through the Office of Graduate Admissions (here).
    • Be prepared to submit the following:
      • Application for admission;
      • Transcripts* from all colleges and universities attended;
      • Professional resume;
      • Personal statement;
      • Graduate Management Admission Test* (GMAT) scores; and
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language*^ (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.
    • Find admission deadlines and additional information on the Graduate Admissions webpage. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

*Unofficial test scores and transcripts (one per institution attended) are permitted for the application process. Official documents must be submitted prior to matriculation if offered admission.

^Required for international applicants only.

Prerequisite Courses

ACCT 3131 – Intermediate Accounting I ACCT 4130 – Accounting Info Systems
ACCT 3132 – Intermediate Accounting II ACCT 4133 – Intermediate Accounting III
ACCT 3231 – Managerial Accounting II ACCT 4430 – Auditing
ACCT 3330 – Income Tax

For more information, contact macc@georgiasouthern.edu.

GMAT Information

The average GMAT score of admitted students in the Master of Accounting program at Georgia Southern University is 520. The GMAT is a computer adaptive test that assesses a person’s analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading comprehension skills. The GMAT does not measure business knowledge or skill. It assesses analytical writing and problem solving abilities, while also addressing data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that are vital to real-world business and management success. For more information and to register to take the GMAT, go to mba.com. GMAT waivers may be granted based on outstanding academic background and/or extensive managerial experience.

Certification Disclosure

The School of Accountancy anticipates that graduates of the MAcc or WebMAcc programs will seek the following professional state licenses or certifications:
CPA

For required disclosures on whether this program satisfies the license requirements of all states and territories for the CPA license or certificate, click https://nasba.org/stateboards/ to check the requirements of your state or territory.

The School of Accountancy has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this online academic program WebMAcc along with undergraduate requirements reaching 150 credit hours will qualify a graduate of this program to take the exam for a CPA license in Georgia https://nasba.org/stateboards/#georgia or other jurisdictions https://nasba.org/stateboards/.

Last updated: 10/2/2019