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K-State Today

June 23, 2017

Kansas State University's Master of Accountancy program named among top 20 in US

Submitted by Brent Fritzemeier

The Kansas State University Master of Accountancy program was recently ranked as the 19th best in the United States according to Online Accounting.

The rankings were compiled by comparing each AACSB-accredited program's average CPA exam score, overall CPA exam pass rate, size of the accounting department, and average tuition — with preference to programs with lower costs. Kansas State University was recognized as the third-best program among Big 12 peer institutions according to the rankings, as well as the best in the state of Kansas.

"We have invested a great deal of effort into building an exceptional Master of Accountancy program and we’re delighted to receive this recognition," said Brett Wilkinson, head of the department of accounting. "Our cutting edge curriculum and the applied learning opportunities we offer — like our international study trip — are truly giving our students an edge in the marketplace."

The Master of Accountancy program is a curriculum of 30 credit hours that can be completed in one calendar year.
K-State Master of Accountancy students recently traveled to Australia where they worked with students at an Australian university and visited major international accounting firms and corporations. Another group will travel to Ireland in the summer 2018.

"One of the strengths of our Master of Accountancy program is the way we have structured four different specialization tracks, two focused on public accounting — assurance and taxation — and two focused on controllership — financial management and taxation," said John Morris, director of the Master of Accountancy program. "Students are able to pursue more in-depth knowledge in one of these specialization tracks, which gives them a competitive advantage in the marketplace and a foundation for future career development."

To learn more about the program or to apply, visit cba.k-state.edu/students/graduate/macc.html.