Respected and Affordable Accountancy Degree in North Carolina

The Master of Accountancy degree is designed to provide students with the necessary foundation for successful careers in public accounting, industry, government, and not-for-profit institutions. It prepares students to meet the AICPA and state board 150-hour requirement for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Learn from industry-active faculty who have real-world experience on the best ways to tackle today’s most challenging financial environments and complex accounting scenarios.

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Program Highlights

  • Earn your degree in 12-24 months
  • Program delivered in-person with occasional online elective course offerings
  • Learn from faculty with real-world experience
  • Spring, summer, and fall enrollment
  • Face-to-face evening classes in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Top 5% pass rate for CPA exam

Top 10%

Top 10% Accounting Program in US (#166/2072)*

Top 5%

Top 5% Pass Rate for CPA Exam

100%

Graduates Have Nearly 100% Job Placement Rate

$11,000**

Earn Your Degree for Less Than $11,000**

*Rankings from Best Accounting Schools

App Fee Waivers

Application fees are waived for all entry terms through Summer 2024.


12-24 Months

Earn your degree in as little as 12-24 months.

Our Faculty

Our faculty are the #1 reason students love their graduate experience at WCU.

App Fee Waivers

Application fees are waived for all entry terms through Summer 2024.


12-24 Months

Earn your degree in as little as 12-24 months.

Our Faculty

Our faculty are the #1 reason students love their graduate experience at WCU.

Disclaimer
*Based on in-state tuition. Program length and cost can vary based on modality, credit hours enrolled, summer term registration, and required/waived fees.

Real-World Education and Experience

Our program focuses on expanding your critical thinking, decision-making, and problem solving skills.

You will emerge personally and professionally empowered to pursue a career as a manager, thought leader, or star employee.

Whether you’re a working professional looking to move up the ranks in your field, or someone who wants an educational advantage, our courses are designed for your individual needs.

What Can Western Carolina University Offer You and Your Future?

Tucked away in the mountains of Western North Carolina, WCU is a close-knit community of faculty and students working together to build a global network. With more than 11,500 students attending Cullowhee, Asheville, and online programs, WCU offers a large network of students and alumni locally and across the country (and around the world!) to leverage for future networking opportunities.

Relationships Matter to Us

WCU College of Business faculty value one-on-one relationships with students, supporting them throughout their graduate experience and continuing to offer mentorship after the graduation caps have been thrown and tassels turned to the other side.

Our professors share deep business wisdom and offer a rich experience to empower students in their careers now and well into the future. We aim to foster lasting relationships with alumni and local businesses to keep our community thriving together.

Why Enroll at WCU College of Business?

Our accredited and devoted faculty are the #1 reason students love their graduate experience at WCU.

Our programs are built around deeply engaged faculty who not only have years of experience as educators but are also leaders in their respective fields, bringing their diverse knowledge directly into each classroom.

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Western Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctorate Degrees.

WCU College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier global accrediting agency for business programs. Less than 6% of business schools have AACSB accreditation for their graduate and undergraduate programs.