Curriculum & Courses – MAcc

The Campbell MAcc is a 36 credit hour program with a concentration in financial planning and taxation.

MAcc Curriculum

(12 courses for a total of 36 credit hours)

Offered exclusively at Campbell’s Raleigh campus in downtown Raleigh, N.C.

A course dealing with the use of accounting data for purposes of managerial control and decision-making. Topics include product costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, standard costing, performance measures, and differential analysis.

An integrative analysis of the financial planning process, including risk and investment management, as well as tax, retirement, and estate planning. Special focus on cutting-edge planning techniques for individuals, culminating in a detailed research project.

A study of the principles and rationale of federal estate tax law as it continues to evolve in the 21st century. Emphasis on cutting-edge techniques to minimize the impact of the law, while maintaining flexibility to deal with future anticipated changes in the law.

A study of security analysis, with an emphasis on fundamental analysis of equities and bonds. Specific topics include market efficiency and anomalies, security valuation, asset pricing models, equity and bond fundamentals, and the use of futures and options markets. Team project involving the analysis of an actual common stock is required.

A study of the principles and rationale of federal gift, generation-skipping, and fiduciary income tax laws and their impact on the wealth-transfer process. A focus on cutting-edge techniques to minimize the laws’ impact on efficient wealth-transfer strategies will be presented in case study format.

A study of accounting procedures related to business combinations and consolidated financial statements, segment reporting, SEC reporting, and accounting for corporate bankruptcy.

A comprehensive analysis of the risk management process and its impact on the individual, business, and the economy in the 21st century. Case studies on current trends in risk management will be presented in class.

A study of the principles and rationale of the federal income tax laws and their impact on complex tax situations. There will be an emphasis on advanced strategies to minimize the impact of federal income taxes.

Students will explore current practices in corporate financial reporting, with emphasis on income determination, risk assessment, and analysis of financial statements and disclosures.

An advanced analysis of E.R.I.S.A. and its impact on various types of retirement plan offerings. A detailed focus on current trends and employer-liability issues will be emphasized using current real-life scenarios as case studies.

An examination of the federal income tax treatment associated with the formation, operation and dissolution of corporations and partnerships. Current topics in taxation will be explored, including global taxation of business entity issues will be explored.

An advanced inter-disciplinary study of the use, conservation, and efficient transfer of wealth. Areas of emphasis include the law of property, wills, trusts, insurance, and taxation. Group case problems require analysis of complex scenarios and development of an appropriate estate plan.