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. 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 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.

The MAC for accounting graduates offers concentrations in:

  • Data Analytics
  • Finance
  • Taxation

Learn more about the Walsh College Department of Accounting.

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.

Flexibility and Personal Attention

Schedule your education around your life. Programs may be delivered in a variety of formats including 100% online, in person, in a remote synchronous mode, or a combination. Connected classrooms let faculty, on-ground, and remote students interact in real time. No matter how you attend, you’ll receive personal attention in small class settings.

A Network of Support

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

Lifetime Career Services

Walsh alumni can be found in nearly every Fortune 500 company in Michigan. Career Services has the tools, resources, and experienced staff to help you find a new job, navigate a career change, or advance in your current role.

View Overview, Courses, and Graduation Requirements

MAC program applicants must:

  • Possess an undergraduate degree or higher from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and U.S. Department of Education (USDE), Credits completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of NACES (
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a 2.750 or better on a 4.000 scale.
  • Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.000 to 2.749, will be admitted provisionally.
  • No GMAT or GRE required.

Year-round registration and four 11-week semesters let you plan your academic year in advance and progress through your program at a steady pace.

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 online or speak with an admissions advisor today. Call 248-823-1600 or email

Appointments are available Monday through Friday.

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.

What Our Graduates Are Saying

Regina Nock, BAC ’11, MAC ’12

Senior Accountant, Freedman & Goldberg CPAs, PC

“Walsh is THE authority in business and accounting education in metro Detroit. I’m proud to be an alumna.”

Ivan Guner, MSA ’84

Senior Vice President, Global Business Finance, Oracle Corporation

“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.”

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.

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.

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