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​Master's in Accountancy/Taxation Example Schedule

Whether you're a MACC or MTAX student, you will build an advanced foundation in ethics, leadership and negotiation. While the MACC schedule is the most flexible, we've kept the MTAX schedule more structured due to the nature of your tax career.

Classes are offered once per calendar year and each one is three units. We hold all of our classes here at USD's campus. Our five-week classes are held two nights per week and the ten-week classes are held one night per week. Prerequisite classes are held during daytime hours. If you need additional prerequisites, our admissions committee will let you know.

Unit Breakdown

Total MACC Units: 30
  • Required: 9 units
  • Electives: 21 units
Total MTAX Units: 30
  • Required: 24 units
  • Electives: 6 units

Pre-program preparation (for international students)

The International Student Introductory Program is held in late-July to mid-August.

MACC*MTAX**
Fall
MACC 522 Investment Planning and Risk Management
MACC 540 Controllership and Cost Management
MACC 561 Partnership Taxation Required
MACC 562 Estate and Gift Taxation and Planning Required
MACC 598 Professional Accountancy Internship
Intersession
MACC 520 Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning
Spring
MACC 525 Financial Statement Analysis
MACC 530 International Financial Analysis and Reporting
MACC 560 Tax Research Required
MACC 594-1 Entrepreneurial Finance
MACC 594-2 Advance Corporate Taxation Required
MACC 598 Professional Accountancy Internship
Summer
MACC 501 Communications and Ethics for Accounting Professionals Required Required
MACC 502 Leadership in an Accounting Team Environment Required Required
MACC 503 Negotiations: Strategy, Practice and Ethics Required Required
MACC 531 Applied Research for Financial Accountants and Auditors
MACC 532 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting
MACC 563 State and Local Taxation Required
MACC 580 International Accounting Standards(study abroad class taken concurrently with MACC 581)
MACC 581 European Accounting Business Environment(study abroad class taken concurrently with MACC 580)
MACC 598 Professional Accountancy Internship

*For MACC, select seven additional elective classes with approval from the academic program director.
For example, MACC 522 and MACC 540 during Fall; MACC 520 during Intersession; MACC 525, MACC 530, and MACC 594-1 during Spring; and MACC 531 during Summer. Electives will vary by student.

**For MTAX, select two additional elective classes with approval from the academic program director.