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OnlineU Most Affordable Online DegreesIn 2024, the CPA Evolution initiative will set a new standard for the accounting industry. Whether or not you’re planning on taking the CPA exam, understanding these new standards and mastering the strategies behind them will make the difference between being on the industry’s cutting edge and falling behind. With an online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) from Athens State University, you can get ahead of the industry shift through a brand-new accounting curriculum firmly rooted in the updated standards established by the upcoming CPA certification evolution.

As a MAcc student at Athens State, you’ll:

  • Master the three “core” concepts outlined in the CPA Evolution initiative
    • Accounting
    • Auditing
    • Taxation
  • Have the opportunity to further explore strategies found in the “disciplines” of the CPA Evolution initiative
    • Business analytics and reporting
    • Information systems and controls
    • Tax compliance and planning

You’ll also experience a practical, cutting-edge education that provides you with access to the latest accounting software so you can get hands-on experience under the guidance of seasoned industry professionals. We’ll make sure you develop the skills every modern accountant needs, from data analysis and visualization to corporate communications.

Whether they intend to sit for the CPA, CMA, or any other industry certification, passionate accounting professionals like you come to Athens State for their MAcc degree because we know what they need to become the accounting professionals of tomorrow, today. How will you use your degree to become an accounting leader? We can’t wait to find out.

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What You’ll Learn in the Online MAcc

The online MAcc will transform you into a next-generation accounting professional equipped to leverage new software and technologies to be a more effective financial decision-maker. As an online MAcc student, you’ll:

  • Gain hands-on experience with the latest analytic software that will help you make data-driven financial decisions
  • Have the opportunity to explore more specific fields within accounting, like government contract accounting or internal auditing
  • Develop leadership, management, and communication skills that will help you advance to management roles in your career
  • Master the core concepts and explore the new disciplines featured in the CPA Evolution

Grow in Your Career With the MAcc

The need for accountants is growing, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 7% growth in accountant jobs between 2020 and 2030. Athens State’s MAcc will help prepare you for jobs such as*:

Senior Accountant
Median Annual Salary: Around $75,300

Director of Accounting
Median Annual Salary: Around $123,200

Chief Financial Officer
Median Annual Salary: Around $139,500

Senior Audit Manager
Median Annual Salary: Around $125,200

Senior Financial Analyst
Median Annual Salary: Around $82,900

*salary figures provided by payscale

  • $83K Median Salary (
  • 7% Projected National Job Growth (
  • 30,000 Average number of job openings in Alabama each year (AL Dept of Labor)

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Take the next step in preparing for your future. Learn more and apply today!

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Diann Hammon, DBA

Associate Professor of Accounting & Department Chair
Phone:256-216-5360 Phone:256-216-5360
Department:College of Business

Sanders Hall, Room 315



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