Choose from a Professional Accounting (CPA) or Management Accounting (CMA) Track in our innovative Masters of Accountancy program. Designed to help you take the next step in a fast-growing profession, the MAcc degree is flexible, applicable, and quick. Finish your coursework in as few as 11 months when you start with an undergraduate degree in Accounting. Looking to get into the Accounting field? We offer prerequesite courses for students with undergraduate degrees in any area.
Designed by accountants for accountants, NNU’s innovative Masters of Accountancy program offers customization to cater to your area of interest. The demand for accounting professionals continues to grow in the Boise Valley and throughout the nation. Northwest Nazarene University’s Masters of Accountancy program consists of 30 credit hours of accounting and business courses that provide students with the opportunity to hone their skills to be effective in today’s complex business environment. While the MAcc degree program will prepare students to sit for either the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam or the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam, it will also get students to the required 150 credit hours required to sit for the CPA exam*.
We’ve partnered with Becker and Gleim to provide our students with top-of-the line exam preparatory resources at no additional cost. Students will have access to a certified instructor who will guide them through studying for and completing these challenging tests.
In addition to integral financial concepts, this comprehensive degree offers management options including organizational leadership, business law, business ethics, and more. Business professionals who want specialized training in accounting will be able to customize this degree to suit their needs.
BSNS6011 Managerial and Cost Accounting (3)
BSNS6162 Ethics in Management (3) or ACCT6162. Professional Ethics (3)
BSNS6201 Business Analytics (3)
ACCT6301 Business Analysis and Valuation (3)
ACCT6401 Advanced Accounting Information Systems (3)
ACCT6501 Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (3)
ACCT6601 Accounting Theory/Research (3)
Offered through our STEP program for students who have not taken these courses.
ACCT3515 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
ACCT3525 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
ACCT3045 Cost Accounting (3)
ACCT4515 Advanced Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT3015 Income Taxation (3)
ACCT4025 Auditing (3)
ACCT6013 CPA Auditing (2)
ACCT6014 CPA Business Environment and Concepts (2)
ACCT6015 CPA Financial Accounting and Reporting (3)
ACCT6016 CPA Regulation (2)
BSNS6172 Leadership Development (3)
BSNS6021 Management Law (3)
BSNS6031 Corporate Finance (3)
ACCT6017 CMA Prep Financial Planning/Performance (3)
ACCT6018 CMA Prep Financial Decision Making (3)
ACCT6701 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (3)
ACCT6965 Internship in Accounting (3)
For full course descriptions, please see our Graduate Catalog.
Select a track that meets your personal and professional goals.
The ultimate in technical accounting, the CPA Track provides a clear path for students pursuing a career in public accounting, corporate accounting, or government/non-profit accounting. The 21-credit core dives deeper into accounting topics and provides the additional credits needed to sit for the CPA exam. CPA prep courses are facilitated by a CPA-certified instructor and students will study using Becker’s state-of-the-art adaptive learning software.
Students interested in the management side of accounting can further customize their degree by focusing on the CMA exam or incorporating a few leadership courses.
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Accounting and management go hand-in-hand, so a CMA makes sense for students interested in positions like Controller and CFO. In this track, students will take the two CMA Prep courses, plus one additional course that compliments your area of interest.
For the Accounting graduate who wants to pursue a management career, this track incorporates more soft skills than other options. Choose three interest-based courses to top off the 21-credit core.
The following comprise our application packet:
Consideration for acceptance is based on the following criteria:
Note that Graduate Students in the College of Business do not have to sign an NNU Lifestyle Covenant – this requirement is waived to promote diversity at the Graduate level. Professors and staff are supportive of the NNU Lifestyle Covenant, but seek to welcome all races, religions and lifestyles. To learn more about NNU’s religious affiliation, please see our Statement of Faith.
The MAcc program at NNU prepares students to take the CPA exam in the State of Idaho. Though the licensing requirements for other states may be similar, you must do your own research to determine whether this program meets the requirements for the state in which you are pursing licensure (you may start with this website: https://www.thiswaytocpa.com/). Consult the Board of Accountancy website for your state for the most current information.
Notice Out-of-State Students
Since this is a program that leads to professional licensure, prospective students should review important information about NNU’s participation in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Professional Licensure about this program. Individual states often have different expectations for professional licensure; so it is in a prospective student’s best interest to investigate whether NNU’s degree program will help them achieve licensure in their home state.
Master of Accountancy
Offered Online and On Campus
$695 per credit - See All Tuition & Fee Info
Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area occupational employment and wage estimates for the Boise area are sourced from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
|Actual costs will vary|
|$695 per credit||$20,850|
|Technology Fee ($100 per semester)||$400|