One-Year MAcc Program

The Smeal One-Year MAcc Program is designed for high-potential college graduates from Penn State or elsewhere who require additional coursework to be eligible for CPA certification.

In just one year, gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands of the accounting profession with a One-Year Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree from Penn State's Smeal College of Business. Designed for high-potential baccalaureate degree holders, the program offers CPA preparation and expanded career opportunities.

  • Connect with Corporate Partners: Top employers, including the Big Four and major regional accounting firms, come to Smeal knowing they will find hard-working students who will succeed once hired.
  • Engage in Challenging Course Work: Courses are designed with the near-term goal of passing the CPA Exam and the long-term goal of preparing you for a rewarding career.
  • Build Your Network: Opportunities to connect within and beyond the classroom encourage collaboration among students and faculty and build your career potential.

Accounting at Penn State

The Accounting Department at Smeal enrolls approximately 1,000 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels and is powered by a leading faculty of practitioners, educators, and researchers.