Start your accounting career with a strong competitive edge by earning a Master of Accounting degree.

If you're looking for a way to enhance your accounting degree, a Master of Accounting degree may be the perfect fit. The UNI MAcc program emphasizes applied accounting research skills, communication skills, problem-solving and other skills and knowledge required to be a successful in the fields of public accounting, business and government. Completion of the UNI MAcc program also satisfies Iowa's 150-hour requirement for CPA licensure.

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77%

CPA Pass Rate

Our accounting graduates pass the CPA at a much higher rate compared to the state average of 33%. 

$73k

Median Accountant Pay

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Why UNI MAcc?

The UNI MAcc program, which has a competitive selection process, offers smaller class sizes where you will work in teams making presentations, performing research, doing financial statement analysis and completing a variety of writing assignments. All classes unique to the MAcc are taught by tenured and tenure-track faculty members who have significant experience in their discipline and in practice.

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The CPA Success Index ranks the University of Northern Iowa as one of the best schools in the nation for students who want to pass the CPA exam.

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Accounting Careers

University of Northern Iowa’s accounting program will arm you with the skills to collect, analyze and interpret financial data so you can efficiently communicate the impact with decision-makers within the organization. Careers in accounting include:

  • Corporate Accountant
  • IRS Accountant
  • Non-Profit Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Auditor
  • Government Accountant
  • Controller/Comptroller
  • Budget Analyst
  • FBI Agent
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Entertainment Accountant
  • Sports Accountant

Accounting Courses

UNI is nationally known as a top institution for CPA professionals because we tie professional-level exam preparation into the curriculum. If you plan to practice as a CPA you’ll be responsible for completing a predetermined amount of semester hours. Iowa and most states require 150 credit hours to become a CPA. Typical CPA and non-CPA career track courses include:

  • Financial Accounting Theory and Analysis
  • Business Law for the Professional Accountant
  • Advanced Accounting Systems
  • Cost Management
  • Fraud Examination
  • Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting