Master of Accountancy

Truman studentsTruman’s Master of Accountancy program prepares you for a successful future as a professional accountant in a fast-changing business environment.  You can earn your master of accountancy degree in one year.  Truman’s School of Business is one of only a select number of universities worldwide accredited in both accounting and business by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Excel on the CPA Exam

In combination with an undergraduate degree in accounting (such as Truman’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting), our program satisfies the requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.  Not only do our graduates have a reputation for consistently passing all parts of the exam on their first try, Truman’s pass rate consistently places in the top 10 in the nation for medium-sized programs.

After passing the CPA exam, most students obtain their CPA license.  For specific license requirements by state, click here. If you have any questions about different state requirements, please contact the Accounting Department Chair.

Excel in Your Career

Our accounting graduates learn to integrate analytical, research, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills with business and financial knowledge to become effective financial professionals. Truman is known for producing high-caliber accounting professionals equipped with the skill set to confidently step into diverse jobs in the field of accounting. As a result, our Master of Accountancy graduates are highly recruited for the best accounting jobs nationwide.

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For More Information:
Dr. Alan Davis
Master of Accountancy, Program Director
Phone: 660-785-5550

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As a student, I was able to shadow Ernst & Young staff for a couple of days long before I thought about interning with them. I also had the opportunity to lead Beta Alpha Psi’s Best Practices team into a Regional Competition where we presented on a student-run tax program called VITA, and I attended the Beta Gamma Sigma conference in Indianapolis where I got to meet members from all over the States and the world. There were some great speakers and activities to meet future accountants and business leaders.

Thilini W., Master of Accountancy
Barnes Wins AwardBarnes Wins Award

October 7, 2019

Dr. Michael Barnes and his coauthor, Dr. Kathy Enget, won the MidAmerican Business Deans Association (MABDA) Innovation in Business Education Award for their audit escape room activity. Both attended the MABDA annual meeting in Chicago to share their activity with attendees.  Congratulations Dr. Barnes!

Internship Spotlight: Isabel KurzbanInternship Spotlight: Isabel Kurzban

September 10, 2019

Isabel Kurzban is a senior accounting and business administration major (finance and marketing concentrations) at Truman. This past summer, she had an incredible internship experience in Italy! Below are details of her adventures from her perspective: Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Milan, Italy Short Description: The experience was unlike anything I’ve ever done before. I met […]

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