Master of Accountancy

MAcct Mission Statement

The Master of Accountancy (MAcct) program provides breadth and depth in accounting, taxation, and business to develop a high level of understanding, skill, and leadership capability for advancement in the accounting profession and other related business careers.


Since 1992, the University of Montana has offered the Master of Accountancy program as part of the School of Business Administration accreditation. In addition the Master of Accountancy and undergraduate accounting programs hold separate AACSB accounting accreditation.


Prior to or within three months of graduation, ninety percent or more Master of Accountancy students have job placement . In preparation for the CPA exam, students have the option of completing a CPA review course before graduating from the program. The structure of the MAcct ensures the overall skills to be a strong, productive member of the accounting profession.

CPA Exam Pass Rates

Percentage of First-Time Candidates Passing Regulation (Tax, Law, & Ethics) Financial ACTG & Reporting Auditing Business, Environment & Concepts

UM MAcct - 2016

76% 70% 52% 100%
National Average TBD TBD TBD TBD

UM MAcct - 2015

85% 75% 77% 92%
National Average 50% 48% 47% 57%
UM MAcct - 2014           79% 71% 71% 71%
National Average 49% 48% 46% 55%
UM MAcct - 2013 86% 71% 67% 75%
National Average 49% 48% 47% 55%