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Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

The School of Business at William Jessup University invites you to advance your career with our dynamic and industry relevant graduate degree in accounting. The Jessup accelerated Master of Accountancy degree is designed to prepare students to qualify to take the CPA exam, and for a professional career in the expanding field of accounting. The program consists of 30 units and can be completed in under a year for accounting majors or around 18 months for other majors. The MAcc can be earned on campus (Rocklin) or fully remote (Zoom – synchronous).


12-18 MONTHS

    • On Campus: Rocklin
    • Remote


The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is a dynamic, accelerated, and industry relevant graduate degree that can be completed in under 1-year (non-accounting majors may take additional time). The purpose of the WJU MAcc degree is to provide a direct pathway to CPA exam eligibility and to better prepare students to be highly ethical, transformational stewards in the accounting profession. The MAcc can be earned on campus (Rocklin) or fully remote (Zoom – synchronous).

  • Integrate and apply scriptural and industry principles to make ethical, and effective accounting and financial decisions.
  • Communicate in an effective manner consistent with the accounting profession in a verbal and written manner.
  • Analytically assess a wide-variety of accounting, audit, and tax matters using advanced research, technology, and critical thinking skills necessary to be an effective accounting professional.
  • Demonstrate a proficient and comprehensive knowledge of the accounting principles, regulations, and practices required to qualify to take all four portions (FAR, REG, BEC, AUD) of the Uniform CPA Exam.
  • Evaluate and apply the appropriate international accounting principles to global organizations per International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Accelerated: earn your master’s degree in accounting in under 1 year and be CPA exam ready.
  • Relevant: learn from top tier CPA practitioners, award-winning faculty, and highly successful industry specialists.
  • Flexible: designed for working professionals with weekend courses on campus, online and remote.
  • Practical: saves time/money by integrating a top tier professional CPA Exam prep course within the program.
  • Affordable: one of the most affordable graduate programs in accounting in the region.
  • Professional: integrates/emphasizes ethics and scriptural principles throughout the curriculum as students are equipped to be highly competent accounting professionals.
  • Accredited: regionally accredited by WASC

Admission decisions are made by the MAcc director and deans of the School of Business using a combination of factors, including but not limited to academic degree(s), past scholastic performance, professional achievements, and other relevant experiences. Applicants will be admitted to the program based upon enrollment availability and their ability to meet/provide the following minimum entrance requirements:

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. GPA’s of 2.5-2.99 will be considered with two letters of recommendation (academic and professional)
  • Resume reflecting your professional work experience
  • GMAT or GRE not required but is optional if you desire to strengthen your application if GPA below 3.0, etc. (scores < 5 years)
  • Completed Graduate Application and Essay (Why do you desire to earn your MAcc, and why do you desire to earn it at Jessup? 1-2 pages in length, double-spaced)
  • Interview, if requested by the MAcc Director


  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Federal Tax I or II

Program Courses (30 units)

  • BUS541 | Management Accounting
  • BUS542 | Corporate Finance
  • ACCT501 | Ethics for Accounting Professionals
  • ACCT545 | Advanced Financial Reporting
  • ACCT547 | Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCT549 | Advanced Auditing & Analytics
  • ACCT610 | Accounting Information Systems & Data Analytics
  • ACCT644 | Advanced Federal Taxation
  • ACCT646 | Government & Non-Profit Accounting
  • ACCT698 | CPA Exam Capstone Course

Non-accounting majors have prerequisites per the catalog. To view all courses and course descriptions, please see our current Academic Catalog.

Manuel Salazar III, Ed.D., M.B.A., C.P.A.

MAcc Director, Associate Dean – School of Business


Manuel Salazar III, Ed.D., M.B.A., C.P.A.

Associate Dean - School of Business; MAcc Director


Andrew Richardson, CIA

Adjunct, MBA & Master of Accountancy

Jay E Wright, CFE, CPA

Adjunct, Master of Accountancy

Jeffrey C Jones, CPA

Adjunct, Master of Accountancy

John Bramow, CPA

Adjunct, Master of Accountancy & Business

Kieran Leiper, CPA

Adjunct, Master of Accountancy


Jessup’s School of Business recently graduated its first Master of Accountancy (MAcc) class from the newly launched MAcc program on the Rocklin campus. This one-year graduate degree program includes relevant courses in taxation, audit, and financial reporting. It also covers data analytics, cloud-based industry systems, finance trends, management decision making,…

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