Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Who is eligible for the MAC program?

If you are a college graduate with an accounting major, you may enroll in the MAC program without taking additional undergraduate courses.

As part of our MAC evaluation process, we review candidate transcripts for the following pre-requisites to be completed prior to the start of classes:

  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Audit



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If I participate in the program, can I work full-time?

No. The Villanova MAC program is a rigorous one year combining classroom hours, coursework, a professional development program, and group work which requires your full-time commitment.

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I work or live outside of Pennsylvania. Is it still possible to participate in the program, even if I am not close to Villanova campus?

No. Since the Villanova MAC is a full-time program, commutable residence is required.

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Is the program accredited?

Yes, all programs offered by the Villanova School of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the professional accrediting body for business schools.

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Curriculum / Course Requirements

Do the 30 credit hours earned in this program count toward the 150-hour requirement that many states have in order to become a certified public accountant?

Yes. The 30 credit hours you earn in the program, when combined with an appropriate undergraduate degree, meet the 150 hours required by many states.

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Is it possible to start the program after working for one or more years?

Yes. You will need to make arrangements with your employer to get the necessary time off during the summer of full-time study.

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What is the MAC to MBA option?

Students who have completed the MAC program have the option to apply for admission to the MBA Flex Track program, enabling them to transfer up to 12 credits into the MBA program.

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Tuition & Fees

What is the tuition for the program?

The tuition for the Master of Accountancy (MAC) program for the 2017-2018 cycle is $38,850 or $1,295 per credit.  

In addition, the university assesses a $100 general fee each semester.

Please note that if you require additional coursework beyond the standard curriculum, your tuition costs will be higher.


Financial aid in the form of student loans is available.


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