Master of Science in Accountancy

The Biggest Names in Accounting Have One Name in Common – Walsh

The top companies want the top people. That’s why Walsh graduates are in such high demand. Ranked eighth in the nation, the Walsh Master of Science in Accountancy goes beyond the numbers.  This program is designed to teach mastery of accounting concepts and financial analysis, while sharpening your analytical thinking and communication skills.

Walsh offers two degree paths for students pursuing a Master of Science in Accountancy:

  • The MAC is designed for students with a business (non-accounting), technical, or liberal arts background who wish to enter the accounting field.
  • The MAC for Accounting Graduates is designed for students with an accounting undergraduate degree who wish to advance their accounting careers.

    Why Walsh?


    Nationally-Ranked Program

    The Walsh Master of Science in Taxation was ranked #8 nationally by TaxTalent in the 2018 Top in Tax Educational Survey. 

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    Learn From Proven Business Minds.

    Eighty percent of Walsh accounting faculty are licensed CPAs who bring their real-world experience into the classroom.

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    Opportunity for Success

    1,000 companies recruit at Walsh, including the Big 4 accounting firms. Walsh graduates work in every Fortune 500 company in Michigan.

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    Walsh offers four 11-week semesters and year-round registration. Take classes in a small classroom setting, online, or a combination of both.


    Master of Accountancy Courses

    The Walsh MAC will help you master financial analysis and accounting fundamentals and equip you to:

    • Analyze and prepare tax forms and statements for businesses.
    • Manage assets, including stocks, bonds, real estate, and derivative securities.
    • Advise in raising and investing money, capital structuring, and capital budgeting.
    • Perform audits of various industries and businesses.
    • Direct in security and investment management.

    Apply today 

    Ready for the rest of your life? Apply online or speak with an advisor today. Call the Admissions office at 248-823-1600 or email admissions@walshcollege.edu. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, and walk-ins are welcome on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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    Master of Science in Accountancy for Accounting Graduates Courses

    This custom-designed program is for students with a background in accounting. You may choose a concentration in Data Analytics, Finance, or Taxation. If you have earned your bachelor's in accounting and are planning to pursue the CPA licensure, the Walsh MAC meets Michigan’s educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam.

    What Our Graduates Are Saying

    "Walsh is THE authority in business and accounting education in metro Detroit. I'm proud to be an alumna.”
    Regina Nock, BAC '11, MAC '12
    Senior Accountant, Freedman & Goldberg CPAs, PC
    “For me, it was significant to learn about real-life experience in the business world. At Walsh, you get a balance between what is in the book and what happens in real life. The Walsh experience prepares students for the real world and that is important.”
    Ivan Guner, MSA '84
    Senior Vice President, Global Business Finance, Oracle Corporation

    Employment Opportunities

    Every business needs a good accountant. 1,000 companies recruit at Walsh, including the Big 4 accounting firms. Walsh alumni work in every Fortune 500 company in Michigan, and with lifelong career services, you’ll have the tools and resources to help you find a new job, navigate a career change, or advance in your current role with personal attention and experienced staff.

    Join the Walsh Family

    Your network is a valuable asset. Make new connections by joining the Walsh  Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO), which is open to all current and prospective Walsh students. The ATSO connects you with fellow students and provides real-life, hands on experience through volunteer opportunities with the Accounting Aid Society, Crohn’s Foundation, and March of Dimes.

    *2018 Top in Tax Educational Survey according to tax employers