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Prepare for a career in the increasingly complex and challenging profession of accounting, with a graduate accounting degree that combines foundational accounting knowledge with a focus on either audit, data analytics/information security or taxation.

Our graduates thrive in a variety of careers including public accounting, corporate accounting, financial services, health biotech and more. Graduates may also pursue advanced study and research leading to the Ph.D. in Accounting.

Accounting class at UTSA with Dr. Jeff BooneMaster of Accountancy (MACY)

The UTSA Master of Accountancy degree (MACY) maintains high standards and is separately accredited by AACSB, the premier business accrediting agency. Our program offers four tracks in which students can focus their electives:

  • Accounting/Auditing
  • Data Analytics/Information Security
  • Taxation
  • General Studies

The Master of Accountancy (MACY) degree is designed to accommodate applicants with a degree in every field. Students who do not complete the equivalent of a B.B.A. degree in accounting from an accredited institution must enroll in MACY leveling courses.

Five-Year (150-Hour) Professional Accounting

The Five-Year Professional Accounting Program is a 3/2 degree program that is only available to B.B.A. accounting students at UTSA. The advantage of the program is that it allows accounting majors to spread the graduate courses required for the MACY degree over the fourth and fifth years of the Five-Year Professional program. Students admitted to the Five-Year Professional program will be reclassified from undergraduate to graduate student status when they have completed 120 semester credit hours of coursework toward their degree. Students may receive the B.B.A. in Accounting and the Master of Accountancy degrees as each of the degree’s requirements are completed.

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Program-at-a-Glance
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Average Class Size

$63,494

Median Salary for UTSA Accounting Graduates

35%

Average Salary Increase After Graduation

Program Overview

Program Starts

  • Spring (Mid-January)
  • Summer (Late-May)
  • Fall (Late-August)

Program Length

  • 30 graduate hours
  • 42 undergraduate hours and 30 graduate hours (without an accounting degree)

Program Delivery

  • Classroom Delivery
  • Hybrid
Employers Who Recruit UTSA Accounting Students
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Acelity
  • Avid Systems, LLC
  • BDO USA LLP
  • BKD, LLP
  • Dell Technologies
  • Energy Transfer Partners
  • Everstream Capital
  • Frost Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Harland Clarke
  • H-E-B
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • Rackspace
  • RSM US LLP
  • San Antonio CPA Society
  • SWBC
  • Texas Capital Bank
  • USAA
  • Valero
  • I never would have guessed how much UTSA has helped me with my personal growth. I’m excited for all that I have yet to learn and gain from my remaining year at UTSA.

    Melissa Chong
    Accounting and Finance Major

  • Take advantage of all the opportunities UTSA provides and don’t let fear dictate your future.

    Brittany Obinyan
    Accounting Major

Featured Courses
  • Financial Accounting Theory
  • Data Analytics for Accountants
  • Ethics and Accountant’s Professional Responsibility
  • Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Corporate Taxation
How to Apply

The online application form is available through UTSA’s Graduate School website, and it may be saved and updated until you are ready to pay the application fee and submit.

In addition to the application requirements below, applicants must also meet university-wide graduate admission requirements.

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form: Includes loading all required documents, paying your application fee and clicking on the “Submit” button.
  • Current resume: Optional requirement, include employment or other related experience.
  • Letters of reference: Optional requirement. Students can submit a request for letters of recommendation through the online application. The application system will send their recommenders a rating form and a section for them to upload their letter.
  • Statement of academic and personal goals: Approximately 1-2 pages, there are no specific format requirements but your letter should identify why you are interested in this program.
  • Requirement for standardized tests: GMAT is waived for Spring 2021 admission.
    • Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application materials. If your application is successful, official transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended by the end of your first semester. Transcripts must be received in a completely sealed envelope, or emailed directly from the issuing institution to be considered official.
      • Electronic official transcript submissions: graduate.documents@utsa.edu
      • Mailing address for official transcripts:
        • The University of Texas at San Antonio
          Attn: The Graduate School
          One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249
  • Required foreign credential evaluation: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with a mandatory evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America. An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • International applicant TOEFL/IELTS test scores: Until further notice, any applicants with a TOEFL/IELTS score on hand should submit their result (regardless of date) as part of the application. Applicants without TOEFL/IELTS scores, will complete alternate evaluations to demonstrate English proficiency following admission.

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VIP Admission Process

The VIP Graduate Admissions Program was established to retain talented University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) undergraduate students and alumni in pursuit of their graduate education. Both domestic and international students who have completed a minimum of 90 semester credit hours can qualify. As a benefit, selected VIP candidates are fast-tracked through the graduate admissions process to include an abbreviated application. All GMAT/GRE test scores and supplemental documentation for the graduate application are waived including statement of purpose, letters of recommendation and resume/CV.

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Department Information

Main Office: BB 4.01.12
Phone: 210.458.4320
Fax: 210.458.4322
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Department of AccountingFrequently Asked Questions

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