Immersive curriculum. World-class faculty. Exam prep. Paid internship.
|Financial Economics l||2|
|Financial Economics ll||2|
|Financial Reporting l||2|
|Schweser CFA Exam Review|
|Audit Institutions (Continued)|
|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|
|Accounting Valuation Internship or Electives||6|
|Advanced Cost Accounting||2|
|Advanced Financial Reporting||2|
|Financial Statement Analysis||2|
|Introduction to Law and Business||2|
|Becker CPA Review Course and Uniform CPA Exam||0|
Benefit from CPA Exam Prep
In just 12 months, earn a Vanderbilt MAcc degree, take the CPA exam, and launch your career at a BIG 4. CPA exam prep is built into the program, and you’ll benefit from one of the highest CPA pass Rates in the U.S.
From world-class faculty to paid internships, consistently high CPA pass rates, and exceptional outcomes, the Vanderbilt MAcc degree provides unique opportunities to help you successfully launch your career.
No. We accept applications for fall entrance only.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Classes begin in early
August. Orientation is required for all incoming students and typically begins
2 weeks before classes. The MAcc program has a structured curriculum and
partner firm recruitment process, as you can see by viewing our academic and
recruiting calendar here.
No. On-campus housing is limited to undergraduate students. For more information, please visit Vanderbilt University's web-based Off-Campus Housing Service. Additionally, The Broadview at Vanderbilt is a new community available to graduate and professional students located just steps from campus in the heart of midtown. Students who live close to Vanderbilt generally walk or bike to campus. Most students have cars, but this is a personal decision.
Owen's active student body offers a number of opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom, and MAcc students will have access to all professional and social clubs
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.
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.
No. Most top business schools do not accept transfer students or transfer credits.
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
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.