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Master of Accountancy

Graduate & Executive Education / Master of Accountancy

Haslam’s Master of Accountancy has held a national reputation for decades, preparing students for professional careers in public accounting including the ability to navigate a wide range of business environments.

The program prepares students for top-tier careers in assurance, taxes, financial transactions and advisory services in 10 months of study.

Haslam’s MAcc has a 100% placement rate and the top CPA pass rate among Tennessee public institutions. Students who attend the program network with leaders in the field through the Neel Corporate Governance Speaker Series and go on to work at one of the Big Four accounting firms. Enrolling in Haslam’s MAcc is a 10-month commitment starting each fall that launches a stellar accounting career.

Duration: 10 months

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Start Date: August 19, 2021

Placement Statistics

  • Approximately 100 graduates per year
  • 100% Job Placement
  • 78% at national public firms
  • ¾ of class find jobs in the region
  • More than half go to Big Four firms


  • Audit and Controls
  • Information Management
  • Taxation

Taught by some of the country’s top researchers in the field.
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Neel Corporate Governance Speaker Series

The Neel Corporate Governance Center Speaker Series brings national experts to campus for lectures and networking. Past speakers include leaders of public accounting firms, audit committee members, Chief Financial Officers, PCAOB board members, SEC commissioners and institutional investors.

Typical Class Profile

  • Confirmed: 81
  • Male: 56%
  • Female: 44%
  • Avg. GPA: 3.55


Admissions contact:
Ashley Sams

Career Development

The Haslam MAcc program has a high placement rate, and we begin discussing recruiting during orientation. We place graduates across the country, and more than half go to Big Four firms.


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The Warren Slagle Accounting Day is a tradition spanning more than 40 years. The event brings together hundreds of alumni, students and friends of the Haslam accounting and information management programs to network.  

For more information contact aim@utk.edu.

MAcc students are invited to attend the Neel Corporate Governance Speaker Series each semester. The Speaker Series introduces experts in topics that students will face in an evolving profession. Past speakers include leaders of public accounting firms, audit committee members, Chief Financial Officers, PCAOB board members, SEC commissioners, and institutional investors.

All Haslam MAcc students complete an internship as part of their degree, and many participate in several internships before enrolling in the program.

MAcc Alumni are represented at organizations including:

Burkhart & Company
Crowe Horwath
Dixon Hughes
Ernst & Young
Georgia Pacific
Other Industry
Other Public Accounting
Pershing Yoakley
Pugh & Co.
Tenn. State Audit

Organizations representing MAcc Alumni

Burkhart & Company
Crowe Horwath
Dixon Hughes
Ernst & Young
Georgia Pacific
Other Industry
Other Public Accounting
Pershing Yoakley
Pugh & Co.
Tenn. State Audit


Applications for the Masters of Accountancy program are submitted through the University of Tennessee’s Graduate School. However, Haslam has application requirements specific to the MAcc.

Key Dates
January 15: Priority Deadline to be considered for graduate assistantships, fellowships and scholarships
February 1: Deadline for International Students
March 1: Deadline for Domestic Students

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The admission decision is based on all factors that make up the total application, with consideration given to factors such as:

  1. Academic record
  2. Scores on the GMAT (unless waived), and TOEFL/IELTS for non-native English speakers 
  3. Internships and/or work experience 
  4. Recommendations


Students with an accounting degree from an accredited baccalaureate degree program normally meet the prerequisite requirements. Students with outstanding undergraduate records in other areas may qualify by completing prerequisite course work in accounting, information management and business. All prerequisites must be completed prior to the start the MAcc program.


Prerequisite courses (or equivalent) include:

Accounting 203

Introduction to Financial Accounting  

Accounting 204

Cost Management

Accounting 311

Financial Reporting and Analysis

Accounting 411

Introduction to Auditing

Accounting 414

Advanced Financial Reporting

Accounting 431

Federal Income Taxation

Information Management 341  

Business Process Analysis

Additional courses may be required depending on the student’s academic background.

Haslam undergraduate accounting majors are exempt from the GMAT requirement. This waiver also applies to students who take the prescribed accounting prerequisites above the principle level at Haslam. Please use school code 1843 to submit your official scores.

For applicants whose native language is not English, the MAcc requires submission of a TOEFL or IELTS score. Please visit the University of Tennessee's Graduate School Admission Requirements website for more information. 


Core Curriculum

ACCT 504 Analytics and Disruptive Technologies I                       
ACCT 507 Financial Reporting

Audit & Controls 

ACCT 518 Professional Standards
ACCT 535 Entity Taxation                                                               

Information Management   

ACCT 518 Professional Standards
INMT 540 IT Governance


ACCT 530 Tax Research
ACCT 531 Tax Strategy, Entity Taxation

Core Curriculum

ACCT 508 Business Combinations
ACCT 593  Ind. Research in Acct

Audits & Controls and Information Management

INMT 543 Cybersecurity
INMT 544 Corporate Applications                                                  


ACCT 532 Corporate Tax, Reorgs
ACCT 533 Tax of Partnerships, S Corps

Audit & Controls 

ACCT 509 Analytics and Disruptive Technologies II   
ACCT 522 Valuation

Information Management   

ACCT 509 Analytics and Disruptive Technologies II   
INMT 548 IT Operations                                                                  


ACCT 522 Valuation
ACCT 539  Multi-Jurisdiction Tax Planning/Policy         

Tuition & Financial Aid

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the University of Tennessee among the top 10 best buys in higher education. Forbes also ranked Knoxville as having the second lowest cost of living of all U.S. cities. An up-to-date schedule of tuition and fees for in- and out-of-state students can be found at OneStop.

Tuition and fees listed on the graduate school’s website do not include room, board, books and supplies or other living expenses. Estimates for other costs include:

  • MAcc Program Fee: $6,000 total (payable $2,400 in fall/spring, $1,200 summer)
  • Becker CPA Exam Prep Fee: $3,400
  • School Supplies: $600 total
  • Computer: $1,500-2,000 total
  • Recommended parking pass: $182 per year
  • Rent: $400-$900 per month
  • Health Insurance: $1,884 total

Students are expected to have a laptop computer for use in the program. Additional details concerning the hardware and software configurations required are posted on the departmental website.

The Department of Accounting and Information Management awards scholarships on the basis of academic achievement and professional promise. Additional assistantships and fellowships offered through the university have varying eligibility requirements. No additional paperwork is required for these assistantships, fellowships or departmental scholarships, simply check the appropriate boxes on your admissions application.

Students also should apply for scholarships provided by the Tennessee Society of CPAs.

Learn about federal student loans and other need-based financial aid for graduate students at the OneStop. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by February 1.


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Upcoming Events

The graduate program staff maintains an active schedule of recruiting events and seeks to meet with prospective students in order to discuss next steps, provide initial feedback on candidacies, and help with the application process.

For more information contact us.

Thomas J. Bates
Director of Admissions
(865) 974-8918

Hannah Ballew
Admissions & Recruitment Coordinator
(865) 974-1775

Ashley Sams
Assistant Director of Admissions, Graduate Business Programs
(865) 974-8696