If you are a college graduate (BS or BA) with an accounting major, you can enroll in the MACDA program without taking additional undergraduate courses. The program is designed to meet the needs of students seeking the 150 credit hours necessary to be eligible to earn your CPA license as well as those who are looking to launch or transition into a career in accounting.
*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. Pre-requisite courses must be taken at an AACSB-accredited institution with a grade of “B” or higher:
The MACDA curriculum is interdisciplinary, integrating far more than just accounting. Courses include:
The MACDA program at 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 MACDA program combines the crucial elements of superior business education:
To assist their transition into leadership roles, MACDA graduates may later apply for admission into the MBA Flex Track program and transfer twelve of their MACDA credits toward their MBA degree.