Our Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is consistently ranked among the top 10 public programs in the nation and will equip you with the hard accounting skills needed to succeed as a CPA or in a senior financial position.
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Points of Pride
In the past year, we have had our ninth MAcc student selected in eleven years for a post-graduate technical assistantship with the Financial Accounting Standards Board, a BBA graduate selected for a post-graduate assistantship with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, and a team of BBA and MAcc students win the IMA National Case Competition.
Impressive recognition for our faculty through teaching and service awards, including the American Accounting Association Outstanding Educator Award, the Georgia Society of CPAs Accounting Educator of the Year Award, the Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Terry College of Business MBA and Executive MBA Teaching Awards, and the University of Georgia Lilly Teaching Fellowships.
High standards in the classroom and excellent instruction. During the most recent year, the average instructor rating was 4.59 out of 5, and the rating for course rigor was 4.70 out of 5.
Accounting faculty have been nationally recognized with the following awards: the American Accounting Association (AAA) Outstanding Educator Award, AAA Auditing Section Outstanding Educator Award, American Accounting Association Competitive Manuscript Award, American Tax Association Outstanding Manuscript Award, etc.
Three current or former faculty members are joint recipients of the AICPA Gold Medal and Accounting Hall of Fame designation. One is a member of the Financial Executives International Hall of Fame.
Five of our senior faculty members are listed among the top 5% of most productive accounting researchers over the past 50 years.
Our faculty includes the former editor and co-editor of The Accounting Review, the top academic journal in accounting, as well as the former president of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association, a former trustee of the American Taxation Association, and a recipient of the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Educator Award.
Effective career services and high placement rates for BBA and MAcc graduates--over 90% for both programs.
Impressive national recognition for passing the CPA exam. Most recently, our students rank 2nd nationally with 83.8% passing on the first attempt.
Strong national recognition for faculty research productivity—ranking 8th among private and public schools in publishing in the top academic accounting journal, The Accounting Review, during the past 5 years (2009-2013).