What You Will Learn

The mission of the Montana MAcct program is to provide breadth and depth in accounting, auditing, taxation, and business to develop a high level of technical knowledge, technology awareness, and leadership capability for advancement in the accounting profession and other related business careers. In short, you’ll learn to be a competent professional.


Our two-semester program covers 30 credits. You will complete a rigorous accounting core (18 cr) and have flexibility in choosing electives (12 cr), including internships and courses in the hottest topics facing accounting professionals. When combined with an undergraduate accounting degree from most accredited institutions, our program results in 150 total credit hours of education, qualifying most students for CPA licensure following successful completion of all parts of the CPA exam and fulfillment of experience requirements for licensure in their state. You will master both technical and soft skills such as teamwork and communication by frequently working together on projects and cases. We build your review for the CPA exam into the curriculum and help you schedule the exam in the summer following graduation, so you can start your career without the burden of the CPA exam hanging over you.

Semester 1


Semester 2 

Required Courses (3 credits each)


Required Courses (3 credits each) 

 Accounting Data & Analytics


 Accounting Theory

Advanced Audit 


Advanced Financial Topics

Accounting Law & Ethics


Advanced Tax




Accounting Internship*


Accounting Internship*

Tax Research



Tax & Business Strategy


Accounting Problems (CPA Review)

Auditor Judgment


Sustainability Reporting

Business Valuation


Communicating Financial Information

Business Writing






 *Students may also take up to three credits as an accounting internship in the summer preceding their entrance into the MAcct.

All students must pass an exit exam at the end of the program to graduate.