CURRICULUM AT A GLANCE

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation is an accelerated, all-inclusive, 12-month master in accounting program that prepares you for a career in the dynamic field of valuation. Small class sizes and courses taken with MBA, MS Finance and MAcc Assurance students help maximize learning and enable you to build a valuable global network of business connections. As part of the program, you will have the unique opportunity to prepare and sit for both the CFA and the CPA exams using the Schweser CFA and Becker CPA review courses offered on campus. You will sit for both exams concurrent with taking the respective review courses.
 
Incoming students pursuing this degree need to have demonstrated strong academic performance in prior university studies. You need to have completed introductory courses in accounting, corporate finance, mathematics and economics, and intermediate-level courses in microeconomics, calculus and statistics from an accredited school, with a grade of B or better. Many students are admitted to the program before these requirements are met, with the expectation that requirements will be met before starting the program. Any additional prerequisite requirements will be determined on an individual basis, as some students may need to develop core competencies prior to the start of the program.
 
To earn your Master of Accountancy degree in the Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation program, you must successfully complete 35 credit hours as designated below.
 

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Summer

Orientation

Course Credits
Communication, Leadership and Ethics in Accounting 1
Financial Economics l 2

Fall

Mod 1

Course Credits
Engagement Documentation 1
Financial Economics ll 2
Financial Modeling 2
Financial Reporting l 2
Audit Institutions 1
Schweser CFA Exam Review

Immersion Week

Course Credits
Audit Institutions (Continued)

Mod 2

Course Credits
Financial Reporting ll 2
Taxation of Business and Investment Transactions 2
Research in Financial Reporting 2
Corporate Value Management 2
Schweser CFA Exam Review (Continued) and Level l Exam

Spring

Mod 3

Course Credits
Accounting Valuation Internship or Electives 6

Mod 4

Course Credits
Advanced Cost Accounting 2
Strategic Management 2
Advanced Financial Reporting 2
Financial Statement Analysis 2
Introduction to Law and Business 2

Commencement

Summer

CPA Prep

Course Credits
Becker CPA Review Course and CPA Exam
Curriculum and course information are updated annually and are subject to change.

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The pass rate (as a percentage) for the CFA Level 1 Examination for MAcc Valuation students over the past four years.

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Dinah Webster
Dinah Webster
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Emily Cochran
Emily Cochran
Director of Admissions, MAcc Programs
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615-322-6509
Lindsay Donald
Lindsay Donald
Director, MAcc Programs
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Interested in Accounting? Passionate about Finance? There's a career that is tailor-made for you: Valuation. Here's everything you need to know about the Vanderbilt Master of Accountancy Valuation program.

FAQ

Program Information

Q. Do you accept applications for spring entry into the MAcc Valuation program?
A.

No. We accept applications for fall entrance only.

Q. Do you offer a part-time MAcc Valuation program?
A.

No, the MAcc Valuation program is designed to be a full-time, one-year intensive program with a structured curriculum and partner firm recruitment process.

Q. Does the MAcc Valuation program offer a CFA prep course?
A.

Our program includes live CFA prep sessions. The sessions take place during the academic year and are based on the Schweser CFA review material. We provide an instructor to answer your questions about the exam and to coach you while working through practice problems.

Q. Does the MAcc Valuation program offer a CPA prep course?
A.

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation students prepare and sit for the CPA exam using the Becker CPA Review Course. The Vanderbilt MAcc program has partnered with Becker, and students take classes on campus between graduation and the start of full-time employment. Standard industry practice is for new incoming associates to start work full-time in September. It is expected that students will sit for the CPA exam concurrent with the Becker course. Partner firms pay for the cost of the Becker CPA review once a full-time job is accepted. If the student's cost is not covered by his/her employer, or he/she has not accepted a full-time position, the student is responsible for the cost of the Becker CPA review.

Q. When do students matriculate each year?
A.

Classes and orientation begin in late July and are required for all students. The MAcc Valuation program has a structured curriculum and partner firm recruitment process, as you can see by viewing our academic and recruiting calendar here.

Q. Will I be CPA license eligible if I complete the Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation program?
A.

We work closely with NASBA CPAES and the Tennessee State Board to ensure that our program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Tennessee.

Q. Will I take the CFA exam during the program?
A.

The CFA exam is three levels. Students in our program will study for Level 1 in the fall semester and take the Level 1 exam the first Saturday of December.

Q. Is it possible for MAcc students to live in university housing on campus?
A.

No. On-campus housing is limited to undergraduate students. For more information, please visit Vanderbilt University's off-campus referral service. Most students have cars, but this is a personal decision.

Admissions Information

Q. Will you admit international students?
A.

We have admitted international students with very strong English language skills who have lived or studied in the U.S. We require all our students to have very strong communication skills and have the ability to work in a team environment with a variety of people. Therefore we will intensely evaluate you on these skill sets during the application process.

Q. Do you require any full-time experience? If I have full-time work experience, can I still apply?
A.

While the majority of our students apply for the Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation program directly out of an undergraduate program, we do welcome applicants who have between one and three years of full-time work experience. When we evaluate your application, we consider all full-time work, military experience, part-time work, internships, co-op assignments, summer jobs, volunteer work and campus involvement/leadership.

Q. Does a particular background give me any advantage in the admissions process?
A.

No. We seek students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Diversity in all forms—academic, professional, cultural, ethnic, gender, geographic, socioeconomic and so on—is an important component of the Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation experience. In terms of academic background, we encourage students from diverse disciplines to apply. We do look for students with strong quantitative skills and require several prerequisites that lend themselves to majors in business, finance, accounting, economics or math. However, we do not require that you have a certain major as long as you are able to complete the prerequisites prior to matriculating into our program.

Q. Does the Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation program accept transfer students or transfer credits?
A.

No. Most top business schools do not accept transfer students or transfer credits.

Q. What are your prerequisites? Do I have to have them completed before I apply?
A.

Incoming MAcc Valuation students need to have demonstrated strong academic performance in prior university studies, with significant, proven quantitative experience and aptitude. Students must have completed the following courses from an accredited school, with a grade of B or better. Many students are admitted to the program before this requirement is met. Any additional prerequisite requirements will be determined on an individual basis, as some students may need to develop core competencies prior to the start of the program. 

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Mathematics and Applied Statistics
  • Economics
  • Finance

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