For additional information or
questions contact:

James Hay MBA, CPA

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Phone: (717) 264-4141 ext. 3258

Degree Options

Students must satisfactorily complete 10 courses in order to earn the Master of Accountancy degree. The following courses are required for all students:

ACC 535 Interpersonal Dynamics and Covert Behavior
ACC 580 Enterprise Risk Management
ACC 540 Business Law for Accountants
ACC 582 The Chief Financial Officer and Executive Leadership

In addition, students must complete six of the following courses:
ACC 509 Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting
ACC 526 Tax Planning
ACC 511 Advanced Accounting
BUS 565 Business Consulting
ACC 533 Data Mining  
ACC 531 Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services
ACC 507 Advanced Managerial Accounting
ACC 562 Business Valuation
ACC 537 Forensic Accounting
ACC 539 Fraud Examinations
ACC 513 International Accounting  

Students who have taken any of the above courses (or their equivalents) to meet the requirements of another degree may not take those same courses to meet the requirements for their Master of Accountancy degree. Any of the above courses taken toward the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting at Wilson College can be included in meeting the Master of Accountancy degree requirements.

Degree Options

Wilson College students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 in their major may choose to enroll in the 4+1 Master of Accountancy program by merely completing the application.

Wilson offers a 3+1 option leading to the student earning both the Bachelor of Science in accounting and Master of Accountancy degrees in four years (some summer coursework may be necessary). In order to qualify for this option, the student must have an overall GPA, as well as a GPA in at least four accounting courses, of at least 3.75 by the end of their sophomore year or at least 3.5 by the end of their junior year.

Students with a degree in another major may choose to pursue a post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting. Those earning the certificate may continue on to the Master of Accountancy program. See more about the post-baccalaureate certificate program here.

Degree Completion

The successful degree candidate will complete 10 courses after meeting the prerequisites for the program, while maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Graduate course credit will be awarded only when the student has earned a final course grade of C or better.

All coursework and degree requirements must be completed within six years of taking the first class in the Master of Accountancy program at Wilson College. Courses taken to meet the prerequisites for full admission to the Master of Accountancy program do not count toward this six-year completion requirement until the student has embarked on their second course toward the 10 courses required to earn the degree.