Program Details

The Penn State Smeal College of Business Master of Accounting (MAcc) program is a highly immersive and rigorous one-year curriculum designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the accounting field. Through face-to-face classroom sessions at Penn State's University Park campus, students actively engage with experienced faculty and collaborate with peers, fostering a dynamic learning environment. The program's focus on academic excellence and practical application ensures that graduates are well-prepared to excel in the CPA Exam and pursue rewarding careers in various accounting domains, such as public accounting, corporate accounting, management accounting, and governmental accounting. With its immersive approach and strong emphasis on professional development, the Penn State Smeal MAcc program equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in the ever-evolving accounting industry.

The Penn State Smeal College of Business Master of Accounting is a STEM-designated intensive and immersive one-year program that offers a deep dive into the into the world of modern accounting. Set in a face-to-face classroom environment on Penn State's University Park campus, the Smeal MAcc provides you with the opportunity to actively engage and collaborate with faculty and peers. The program's rigorous curriculum will equip you with the knowledge and skills to sit confidently for the CPA Exam and embark on a fulfilling career in accounting domains, including public accounting, as well as corporate finance, financial analysis and law enforcement.

Our STEM Designation

Our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) designation means that MAcc achieves the definition set forth by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is a testament of the quality and rigor of the program.

The designation also allows international graduates on F-1 visas to work in the United States for an additional 24 months via the extended Optional Practical Training (OPT), totaling 36 months.

This extended duration and designation is attractive to employers interested in hiring international students.