How is the MBA program different from the Masters in Accountancy?

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The University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management offers separate pages for the Master of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy degrees. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) page may be found here, and the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) page may be found here.

The full-time MBA program lasts for two academic years, and it's comprised of sixty-four credits. Here is how those credits break down.

Courses for year #1, Fall:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Data Analysis and Statistics
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing Management

Courses for year #1, Spring:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Information Technology Management
  • Electives

Courses for year #2, Fall:

  • Enterprise course
  • Electives

Courses for year #2, Spring:

  • Business Ethics course

There are also a number of activities that MBA students are expected to participate in. Here is how those credits break down.

Activities for year #1, Fall:

Activities for year #1, Spring:

Activities for year #2, Fall:

Activities for year #2, Spring:

For more information about the MBA program, you can get in touch with Full-Time MBA Admissions and Recruiting by calling them at 612-625-5555 or emailing them at ftmba@umn.edu.

The MAcc program is structured a little differently. Here's how it's [broken down](Carlson MAcc students complete a minimum of 30 semester credits from courses in our MAcc, Masters of Business Taxation (MBT), and MBA programs. The curriculum includes three required courses for 12 semester credits. The remaining credits are selected as elective courses.

Students can complete the program as a full-time or part-time student by taking either day or evening classes. All required classes and MBT and MBA elective classes are offered in the evening or on Saturdays.

Students can begin the MAcc program in summer, fall, or spring semester. Full-time students typically take an average of 15 credits and complete the program in two semesters. Students completing the program part-time generally work full-time and complete the program in three or four semesters.) on the school's website:

"Carlson MAcc students complete a minimum of 30 semester credits from courses in our MAcc, Masters of Business Taxation (MBT), and MBA programs. The curriculum includes three required courses for 12 semester credits. The remaining credits are selected as elective courses.

Students can complete the program as a full-time or part-time student by taking either day or evening classes. All required classes and MBT and MBA elective classes are offered in the evening or on Saturdays.

Students can begin the MAcc program in summer, fall, or spring semester. Full-time students typically take an average of 15 credits and complete the program in two semesters. Students completing the program part-time generally work full-time and complete the program in three or four semesters."

All MAcc students are required to complete three courses:

  • ACCT 8001 Internal Control, 4 credits
  • ACCT 8002 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Standard Setting, 4 credits
  • IDSC 8003 Accounting and Information Systems, 4 credits

In addition to those three courses, all MAcc students are required to have completed the following courses (or equivalent courses) in their undergraduate program or in their MAcc program:

  • ACCT 5101 Intermediate Accounting I, 4 credits
  • ACCT 5102 Intermediate Accounting II, 4 credits
  • ACCT 5125 Auditing, 4 credits
  • BLAW 6158 The Law of Contracts and Agency, 4 credits
  • ACCT 5135 Fundamentals of Federal Income Tax, 4 credits

There are also a number of electives. Here's a list of the accounting, business law, and internship electives:

  • ACCT 8006 Advanced Auditing, 4 credits
  • ACCT 5310 International Accounting, 2 credits
  • ACCT 5126 Internal Audit, 2 credits
  • ACCT 5160 Financial Statement Analysis, 2 credits
  • ACCT 6160 Accounting for Mergers and Acquisitions, and Derivatives, 2 credits
  • ACCT 5420 MAcc Directed Study (Internship), 2 credits

There are some taxation electives:

  • ACCT 5236 Introduction to Taxation of Business, 2 credits
  • MBT 5346 ASC 740 Computations and Analysis, 2 credits
  • MBT 5370 Taxation of Property Transactions, 2 credits
  • MBT 5382 Transfer Pricing, 2 credits
  • MBT 5200 Tax Accounting Methods and Periods, 4 credits
  • MBT 5220 Tax Research, Communication and Practice, 4 credits
  • MBT 5230 Corporate Taxation I, 2 credits
  • MBT 5500 Business Government and Economic Tax Policy, 2 credits

Finally, there are the general business electives:

  • MBA 6120 Data Analysis and Statistics for Managers, 3 credits
  • MBA 6315 The Ethical Environment of Business, 2 credits
  • SCO 6059 Quality Management and Six Sigma, 4 credits
  • SCO 6041 Project Management, 2 credits
  • SCO 6056 Managing Supply Chain Operations, 4 credits
  • SCO 6072 Managing Technologies in the Supply Chain, 2 credits
  • FINA 6121 Debt Markets, Interest Rates, and Hedging, 2 credits
  • FINA 6241 Corporate Finance Analysis and Decisions, 4 credits
  • FINA 6242 Advanced Corporate Finance Analysis and Decisions, 4 credits
  • FINA 6322 Financial Modeling, 2 credits
  • FINA 6341 World Economy, 4 credits
  • FINA 6621 International Financial Management, 2 credits
  • FINA 6522 Introduction to Derivatives and Financial Risk Management, 2 credits
  • FINA 6529 Advanced Topics in Fixed Income and Derivatives, 2 credits
  • IDSC 6421 Financial Information Systems and Technology, 2 credits
  • IDSC 6423 Enterprise Systems, 2 credits
  • IDSC 6471 Knowledge Management, 2 credits
  • MKTG 6055 Buyer Behavior, 4 credits
  • MCOM 5510 Persuasive Writing in Business, 2 credits

For more information about the MAcc program, you can get in touch with Master of Accountancy by calling them at 612-624-7511 or emailing them at macct@umn.edu.

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