Master of Accountancy

with a concentration in

Financial Planning and Taxation

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program offers students a unique educational opportunity. In addition to earning the Master of Accountancy degree, graduates will have met the educational requirements for the Certified Financial Planner exam, the Certified Public Accountant exam and the Personal Financial Specialist exam. This combination of academic and professional credentials will serve a population of students who aspire to stand out among their peers, who favor a differentiated educational experience and who wish to significantly increase academic and professional expertise.

Offered exclusively at Campbell’s Raleigh campus in downtown Raleigh, students may complete their scheduled course work in 12 months or may elect the optional two-year program cycle, completing the degree in 24 months. Courses are taught in eight-week terms during the evenings. Each course meets one night per week from 6-10 p.m.

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Program Highlights

Graduates with a Master of Accountancy degree with a Concentration in Financial Planning and Taxation can be employed in public or private accounting, federal, state or local government, or not-for-profit organizations. As a result of globalization, the complex tax and regulatory environment, and a growing economy, the percent change in employment from 2016 to 2026 for accountants and auditors is 10%.[1]

Graduates may also be employed as personal financial advisors. Because of the aging population and the increase in individual retirement accounts (replacing pension plans) the percent change in employment from 2016 – 2026 for personal financial advisors is expected to increase 14.9%.[2] 

Graduates from this program will have met the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Financial Planner exam CFP®[3, 4], the Uniform CPA Examination® (CPA), and the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) exam.

[1] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

[2] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

[3] Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and , which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.

[4] The Master of Accountancy program has been submitted to the CFP board for review. Registration is pending.

Contact

If you are interested in learning more about this unique educational opportunity, please contact Dr. Pamela Strickland, Director of the Master of Accountancy Program at 910-814-5702 or pjstrickland@campbell.edu or Sara Leak, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs at 910-814-4308 or macc@campbell.edu.