Master of Science in Accountancy

The top companies want the top people. That’s why Walsh graduates are in such high demand. The Walsh Master of Science in Accountancy (MAC) is designed to teach mastery of accounting concepts and financial analysis, while sharpening your analytical thinking and communication skills.

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

The Walsh MAC prepares students with a non-accounting* undergraduate degree for a career in corporate or private accounting. Students planning to pursue the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure may require additional general business coursework to satisfy education requirements. Learn more.

For students with an undergraduate accounting degree, the MAC offers three degree concentrations for in-demand skills and career tracks: Data Analytics, Finance, and Taxation.

*Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or CPA licensure may be eligible for a 30-credit program; please request information about the MAC for accounting graduates.

Learn more about the Walsh College Department of Accounting.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Why Walsh?

Faculty With Real-World Experience

95% of Walsh faculty have real-world experience in their area of expertise and 80% of our accounting faculty are licensed CPAs. You will learn from proven academic business minds who are working or have worked in the roles you may see yourself in one day.

Flexible Learning Options

Recognizing the diverse needs of our students, Walsh College offers a range of flexible learning options. Whether you prefer traditional on-campus classes, online learning, or a hybrid approach, we have a solution that fits your lifestyle.

Career Services & Networking Events

Your success extends beyond the classroom, and we are committed to supporting your career aspirations. Walsh provides comprehensive career services, including resume workshops, networking events, and job placement assistance to help you launch your professional journey.

Dual Degree Options

For those looking to take a commanding lead in their industry, our dual MBA and Master of Science degrees allow you to earn two graduate degrees with as few as 3 additional courses, gaining the broad range of knowledge and skills an MBA brings along with the depth of an area of specialty.

Easy Transfer Process

Seamless transfer of all of your credits including courses completed through dual enrollment, early college, advanced placement, industry-specific, and more. Walsh Now admission allows you to concurrently enroll with as few as 36 credits completed!

A Network of Support

Our knowledgeable, professional staff will be there to help from your first contact to the day you graduate. With free tutoring, professional mentoring, and networking opportunities throughout the year, you’ll have the resources you need for academic and professional success.

Overview, Courses, and Graduation Requirements

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.

Walsh College and Becker Come Together

Walsh College is your one-stop destination for all your CPA exam needs. As a part of our commitment to providing comprehensive education to our students, we have partnered with Becker Professional Education to offer their highly acclaimed CPA prep course at a discounted rate of $1,000 off. This course covers the Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) and Auditing and Attestation (AUD) sections of the exam and has helped many of our accounting majors pass on their first attempt. From an associate degree to becoming a certified CPA, Walsh College provides everything you need. Contact our Accounting Department for further details and let us help you ace the CPA exam!

The New CPA Exam

Effective from January 2024, a new “Core + Disciplines” model will be introduced for the CPA exam. This updated approach will require all candidates to take three sections of core exams, which will cover a broad range of topics such as Accounting and Data Analysis, Auditing and Information Systems, and Tax. Candidates will have the option to choose from one of the three disciplines: Business Analysis and Reporting, Information Systems and Controls, or Tax Compliance and Planning for the fourth section, which will showcase their in-depth knowledge and proficiency. Furthermore, all sections of the exam will put a greater emphasis on data analytics and technology. Passing any of the disciplines will lead to full CPA licensure, and the rights and privileges that come with it, regardless of the chosen discipline. It’s important to note that the selected discipline does not limit one’s practice area as a CPA. If you’re interested, you can get fully prepared for the new CPA exam, and choose from any of the three disciplines with the help of Walsh College’s accounting programs. For more information, kindly reach out to the Accounting Department.

Career Changes Can Come Anytime

Marta Salij (MAC ’16) discusses why she decided to change careers after 20 years in journalism and why she chose Walsh to help her make that change.

Why Study Accounting?

Walsh faculty discuss the importance of accounting across all industries and the career opportunities available to those who carry this distinguished degree.

FastTrack Your Education

FastTrack is an accelerated degree program that lets you earn credits for both a master’s and doctoral degree at the same time. Meet with a Walsh Enrollment Specialist to learn more.

Career Information

Every business needs a good accountant. 1,000+ companies recruit at Walsh, and our students are hired by firms listed in the Crain’s Book of Lists, including the Big 4. Walsh alumni work in nearly 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.

Walsh Making a Difference.

There are a lot of reasons students love attending Walsh. Listen to some of our alumni share what made Walsh the right fit for them.



So many possibilities are unleashed when you enroll in the right Walsh program.

We want to help you find the degree that’s right for you.



Take the first step toward the rest of your life. Apply online or speak with an Enrollment Specialist today.

Call 248-823-1600 or email