MACC - Master of Accountancy: Accounting Information Systems Concentration


Full admission to the MACC professional curriculum requires:

  1. An undergraduate degree in accounting, or the functional equivalent of an undergraduate degree in accounting from an AACSB-accredited institution.
  2. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.200 on a 4.000 scale.
  3. A grade of B (3.000) or better in all undergraduate accounting courses.

Applicants not meeting these criteria will be required to take the GMAT and obtain a satisfactory score. A satisfactory GMAT score is considered to be in the 25th percentile or higher for each section and for the overall score.

International applicants may have to complete significant additional foundational coursework beyond what may appear on a student’s transcript. This can include, but is not limited to, (re)taking business law, financial accounting, taxation, accounting information systems and auditing courses at Wichita State University.

Program Requirements

Total degree requirements will vary and depend upon the specific course content of the undergraduate degree program. At a minimum, the candidate’s program must total 30 graduate-level credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including 15 credit hours of accounting courses numbered 800 or above and a total of 21 credit hours in courses numbered 800 or above.1

In general, an undergraduate degree in business and an accounting major, equivalent to that offered at WSU is presumed. The following courses, or their graduate equivalents, must be included as part of the MACC degree program if not covered in the student’s bachelor’s degree:

Undergraduate Accounting/Business Curriculum

Course Title Hours
ACCT 210Financial Accounting3
ACCT 220Managerial Accounting3
ACCT 310Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
ACCT 360Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 410Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
ACCT 420Cost Accounting3
ACCT 430Introduction to Federal Income Tax3
ACCT 580Data Analytics for Accountants3
ACCT 610Advanced Financial Accounting3
ACCT 630Taxation of Business Entities3
ACCT 640Principles of Auditing3
BADM 162Business Software: Excel1
Select one of the following:3-6
Legal Environment of Business
Business Law for Accountants I
and Business Law for Accountants II
DS 350Operations Management3
MIS 395Management Information Systems3
ECON 201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 231Introductory Business Statistics3
FIN 340Financial Management - Fundamental Valuation Analysis3
MGMT 360Principles of Management3
IB 333International Business3
MGMT 681Strategic Management3
MKT 300Marketing3
MATH 111College Algebra3
MATH 144Business Calculus3
Total Credit Hours73-76

Accounting Information Systems

Students electing a concentration in accounting information systems (AIS) must take the following courses:

Course Title Hours
Accounting Core Courses
ACCT 815Financial Accounting and Reporting: Contemporary Issues3
ACCT 825Management Control Systems3
ACCT 835Tax Research and Selected Topics3
ACCT 840Advanced Auditing3
ACCT 860Advanced Data Analytics for Accountants3
Additional Courses
Select two 600- or 800-level MIS courses6
Select graduate electives, including 3 credit hours outside of accounting 19
Total Credit Hours30

Note: all electives must be taken from within the Barton School of Business.


Electives must be selected to conform to AACSB standards for Master of Accountancy programs. MBA 802, MBA 803 and ACCT 801 are not eligible for the MACC elective credit. See the graduate coordinator of the School of Accountancy for more information.

Applied Learning

Students in the MACC - Master of Accountancy: accounting information systems concentration are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing ACCT 825 Management Control Systems.

As part of this course, students are required to complete a semester-long nonprofit project using premium access tools, data, analyses and tax returns from This premium access, provided free to students, normally costs $1,500 annually per person.