Our unique structure is centered on a 12-week summer semester where you complete more than half of the degree in a full-time format. Fall and spring semester courses are delivered on a flexible distance-learning schedule, allowing students to complete the 30-credit degree while working or participating in an internship—all in as little as 12 months. Following the summer session, most MAC students proceed to sit for sections of the CPA exam during the fall and spring semesters.
If you are a college graduate (BS or BA) with an accounting major, you can enroll in the MAC program without taking additional undergraduate courses. If you have a business degree in another subject area, you may be eligible for the program, but will require additional pre-requisite courses prior to applying.
*The GMAT/GRE is optional for applicants, but may be requested by the admissions committee to strengthen an application. Significant emphasis is placed on prospective students' undergraduate Accounting grades.
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:
The MAC curriculum is interdisciplinary, integrating far more than just accounting. Courses including Negotiation, Ethics & Relationship Management, Performance Measurement, Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting, and Financial Risk Management will help you acquire a deeper understanding of complex business issues.
The MAC program of Villanova, while not designed to be a CPA review, does combine the necessary topics and accounting theories needed to successfully prepare for the exam.
The Villanova School of Business offers a world-class business education that can be attained while pursuing your career goals. Our MAC program combines the crucial elements of superior business education:
To assist their transition into leadership roles, MAC graduates may later apply for admission into the MBA Flex Track program and transfer twelve of their MAC credits toward their MBA degree.