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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Who is eligible for the MACDA program?

If you are a college graduate you may enroll in the MACDA program without taking additional undergraduate courses.

As part of our MACDA 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?

The Villanova MACDA is a rigorous one-year program combining classroom hours, coursework, a professional development program, and group work which requires a 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?

The Villanova MACDA is a full-time program, so it’s essential that you are able to commute to Villanova’s Main Campus throughout the course of the program.

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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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What is the MACDA to MBA option?

Students who have completed the MACDA 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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Program Fees and Financial Aid

What is the tuition for the program?

The 2020-2021 academic year tuition for the entire program is $43,050. In addition, the university assesses a $50 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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Connect with Admissions

Anthony Penna

Director, Admissions
Master of Accounting with Data Analytics Program