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Online Master of Accountancy

Acquire valuable organizational and management skills along with the financial record-keeping expertise companies seek as you prepare to fill a variety of high-level roles with accounting firms and business enterprises in this 100% online graduate program.

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Program Overview

In the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Online Master of Accountancy program, you will build on your base knowledge of accounting principles and business applications to further develop the analytical and problem-solving skills used to inform financial decision-making. This program can also be applied to the 150 hours required to take the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination.

In our Online MAcc program, you will study auditing and assurance services; the use of information systems in accounting, forensic accounting, taxation and business strategy; and more. Our curriculum also offers courses on oil, gas and energy as well as information-systems accounting.

 

Total Tuition

12-20 months

Duration

30**

Credit Hours

AACSB

AACSB Accredited

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Total Tuition

12-20 months

Duration

30**

Credit Hours

AACSB

AACSB Accredited

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The College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The TAMU-CC College of Business is one of only 182 business schools worldwide holding dual accreditation in both business and accounting programs.

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Tuition

The Online MAcc program at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi provides an affordable pathway to earning a respected graduate degree.

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Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Regents.

Additional Fees

Master's degrees require a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $50 for U.S. residents and $70 for international applicants. Applicants requesting to change term of entry to a future term, within the year, may request this change one time without submitting a new application fee.

A $50 late fee is assessed for tuition payments made after the deadline.

Courses may be subject to proctoring exams up to $75 plus late fees.

All students will be charged a supplementary fee of $206.84 per 3 credit hours or $315.70 per 6 credit hours each term.

Distance Fee Waiver Eligibility

If approved, the Distance Fee Waiver will waive the Athletic, Health Services, Recreational Sports and Student Center fees. Students must:

  • Be registered in 100% online courses; and
  • Live more than 100 miles from the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi campus
  • Complete the required waiver form each semester

The tuition for Texas residents is $1,238.77 per course based on recommended 3 credits per session. Tuition is on a sliding scale and may be reduced when enrolling in 6 credit hours per session. Non-resident tuition is $2,683.42 per course based on 3 credit hours per session.

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Financial Aid Can Help Pay Your Tuition

Scholarships and loans are available. The application period for the academic year began January 1. The application is valid for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Create an FSA (Federal Student Aid) ID at StudentAid.Ed.gov.
  2. Complete the FAFSA, available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  3. Enter Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Federal School Code (011161) in Step 6 on the FAFSA form.
  4. The results, called a Student Aid Report (SAR), will be electronically transmitted to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. If you use your FSA ID to sign the FAFSA and provide an email address, the results will be available in 1-3 days electronically. If the results are sent through regular mail, you will receive a SAR in 2-3 weeks.
  5. Submit an application for admission to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. No offer of financial aid will be made until you have been accepted for admission to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
  6. Most financial aid programs specify that you register at least half-time, maintain satisfactory academic progress, and show evidence of financial need. Receipt of a financial aid award does not guarantee financial aid in subsequent years. You must reapply for financial aid each academic year.

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial Aid Office
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5772
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5772

Phone: 361-825-2338
Fax: 361-825-6095
faoweb@tamucc.edu

Veteran Affairs Contact & Benefit Information

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is committed to recruiting, retaining, and supporting active duty service members, veterans, and dependents to maintain a diverse and highly qualified student body, faculty, and staff. For additional information, please visit the Veterans Affairs Office site.

Veterans Affairs Office
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Veterans Affairs Office
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5775
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5775

Phone: 361-825-2331 or 361-825-3610
Fax: 361-825-2533

Total Tuition

$1,238.77

Per Course

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Calendar

Take advantage of our flexible, 100% online format with 7-week courses and several start dates throughout the year. Find the most convenient start date for you and apply online by the corresponding application due date.

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Term Course Start Date Course End Date Application Deadline Missing Documents Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
Spring 1 2020 01/21/2020 03/17/2020 01/09/2020 01/16/2020 01/20/2020 01/14/2020
Spring 2 2020 03/18/2020 05/06/2020 02/15/2020 02/17/2020 03/17/2020 03/10/2020
Summer 1 2020 05/11/2020 06/26/2020 04/14/2020 04/28/2020 05/10/2020 05/05/2020
Summer 2 2020 06/29/2020 08/14/2020 06/08/2020 06/22/2020 06/28/2020 06/23/2020

Dropping a Course While Remaining Enrolled in Other Courses

A student dropping a course or courses yet remaining enrolled in the University for at least one course on or before specified date may be subject to a 100% refund of applicable tuition and fees according to the schedule.

Withdrawing from All Courses for the Term

A student officially and completely withdrawing from the University during the semester may be subject to a refund of applicable tuition and fees according to the schedule.

A review of accounts is done at the conclusion of the withdrawal refund period to insure proper payment of tuition and fees. Refunds will be processed after each audit. Withdrawals are calculated based on the total tuition and fees, not the amount paid. Refunds are available in three forms: direct deposit, paper check or BankMobile Vibe account. To find out more information about the BankMobile Refund Process, go to BankMobile. Your billing, permanent and local addresses must be current in order to receive all vital information. Please update your addresses on SAIL or with the Registrar's Office.

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“My job requires me to not only travel locally and regionally but also internationally. So, I need to have that flexibility of still being able to stay on top of my coursework. I'm in multiple different time zones, but it doesn't prevent me from studying or keeping up with assignments and deadlines.”

- Kim Andrew, TAMU-CC Online MBA Student

Admissions

Please review the admission guidelines for the Online MAcc program below. For specific questions or more details, view our Admission FAQs.

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  • Application for admission
  • Application fee ($50 domestic/$70 international)
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting from a regionally accredited or equivalent college or university
  • Applicants for this program must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.50 in their last 60 credit hours
  • Submit official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Generally, GMAT and GRE scores will not be accepted if over five years old. The school code for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is 6849.
  • A GMAT/GRE waiver is available to applicants with a 3.00 GPA in their last 60 hours and a grade of at least a B in college algebra or a higher-level math course.
  • Current resume
  • Essay describing professional and educational goals in at least 500 words
  • Two letters of recommendation

Any and all official transcripts must be sent to Recruitment and Admissions:

Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit # 5774
Student Services Center 101
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5774

If you have submitted an application for the online program and prefer to change your entry term, please complete the Change Term of Entry form and email to gradweb@tamucc.edu or fax to (361) 825-5887. Applicants may request a change of term once a year. All additional requests will require a new application fee.

All admissions documents can be sent to Recruitment and Admissions via email or to:

Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit # 5774
Student Services Center 101
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5774

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Courses

Students in our Online MAcc program must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours). The curriculum includes eight core courses and two business electives.

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Students must complete the following core courses.

ACCT 5341: Advanced Auditing & Assurance Services

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Advanced topics in auditing and assurance services such as: fraud auditing, operational auditing, assurance services for information technology and e-commerce, auditor ethics, legal liability, risk assessment, and audit technology issues. Prerequisites: accounting foundation courses or their equivalent.

ACCT 5371: Professional Accounting Research

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course presents practice of general accounting research. Content includes study of professional research using authoritative standards and databases. The course develops procedures for identifying the applicable accounting issues, locating appropriate authority, and communicating the results of professional research. Through comprehensive case studies, students will obtain hands-on experience in researching and evaluating technical accounting, tax, and audit issues. Prerequisites: Accounting foundation courses or their equivalent.

ACCT 5355: Information Systems in Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of current topics in accounting information systems. Topics include the role of accounting information systems and their applications in a variety of computer environments including the Internet, service organizations, and centralized and decentralized environments. Prerequisites: accounting foundation courses or their equivalent.

ACCT 5340: Forensic Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course will cover the concepts and skills of forensic accounting investigations. The course focuses on the methods and technological tools used to detect occupational fraud. These include the steps in conducting an investigation, use of technological tools, witness and suspect interviewing techniques, investigation report writing, and expert testimony. Prerequisites: graduate standing and ACCT 3340 or ACCT 4311 or equivalent.

ACCT 5381: Accounting Theory

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of diverse accounting theories and concepts. Includes an intensive study of the underlying framework of financial accounting. Contemporary accounting issues are emphasized focusing on proper financial statement presentation and disclosure. Includes the study of similarities and differences between U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards and the related convergence projects. Prerequisites: accounting foundation courses or their equivalent.

ACCT 5391: Integrative Seminar in Accounting (Capstone)

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The use of case studies to explore the integration of financial accounting, auditing, taxation, managerial accounting and accounting information systems to assess their relationship individually and collectively to business decision-making. Must be taken at the end of the program after completion of all advanced, non-elective courses. In unusual circumstances, it may be taken concurrently with the final non-elective courses with the written permission of the Director of Master’s Programs.

ACCT 5317: Oil, Gas & Energy Accounting

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the basic principles of oil and gas accounting. Course topics include upstream oil and gas operations, successful efforts accounting, full cost pool accounting, accounting for production, exploration and construction, joint interest accounting, international operations, oil and gas taxation, and analysis of oil and gas financial statements. Prerequisites: graduate standing and ACCT 3311 or equivalent.

ACCT 5337: Taxes & Business Strategy

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A framework to analyze how tax rules affect decision-making. Cases and problems, taken from historical and current developments in tax planning, develop understanding of how changes in tax rules influence the behavior of various constituents in the broad business and regulatory environment. Prerequisites: ACCT 5312 or equivalent.

Students must choose two of the following courses below.

BLAW 5345: Business Ethics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The course will cover ethical theory, ethical reasoning, integrity, objectivity, independence and other core values and regulatory requirements associated with the practice of professional accounting and decision making of other executives. It will emphasize corporate governance in the post-Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory environment. Students who receive credit for ACCT 4345 or ACCT 5345 cannot also receive credit for BLAW 5345. This course does not meet the requirements of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Rule 511.58 for those who plan to take the CPA exam.

MGMT 5350: Entrepreneurship

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An analysis of the organization and operation systems appropriate to owner-operated business firms. Business functions are examined with particular attention given to establishing and operating the firm.

MGMT 5330: Leadership

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Seminar in an identified topic in management. May be repeated for significantly different topics with written permission from the Director of Master’s Programs. Prerequisite may vary depending on topic.

MKTG 5330: Social Media Marketing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Seminar in an identified topic in marketing. May be repeated for significantly different topics with written permission from the Director of Master’s Programs.

MISY 5325: Software-Based Business Solutions

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of computer-based technologies for facilitating the analysis and evaluation of business problems. Provides the student with a case-driven analysis of evaluating and selecting the appropriate software tool to match the required management application. Software coverage may include a variety of available packages, such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, ftp, email, and electronic presentation.

OPSY 5315: Operations Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of operations of manufacturing and service organizations. Introduction to operational design and control issues such as forecasting, capacity planning, facility location and layout, quality, JIT/lean philosophies and materials requirement planning. Emphasis on developing an operational strategy linking functional areas. Includes international, environmental, legal and ethical aspects of operations.

ECON 5315: Managerial Economics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A graduate-level course in managerial micro economics focusing on the use of economic tools and concepts to assist managers in decision-making. Topics may include market demand and elasticity, demand estimation, production and cost functions, marginal analysis under various forms of market structure and game theory.

FINA 5320: Managerial Finance

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An expanded study of the theoretical framework of financial analytical principles, including contemporary topics. Combines theory and case analysis to integrate principles with practice, emphasis on the relevant theory, the application of theory to managerial problems, and the presentation of results in written and oral form. Applies concepts of corporate finance, accounting principles, and quantitative analysis.

MGMT 5320: Organizational Behavior and Theory

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The study of individual, group and intergroup behavior within organizations. Issues discussed include personality differences, power, politics, interpersonal relations, conflict management, work environment, satisfaction, performance and team building.

MKTG 5320: Marketing Management

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An advanced study of contemporary marketing management concepts, tools of analysis, and implementation of marketing programs.

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*The tuition for Texas residents is $1,238.77 per course based on recommended 3 credits per session. Tuition is on a sliding scale and may be reduced when enrolling in 6 credit hours per session. Non-resident tuition is $2,683.42 per course based on 3 credit hours per session.

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