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    Beginning in the fall of 2016

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    Master of Accounting (MAcc)

    The world’s financial markets are demanding greater corporate transparency and higher quality financial reporting. As a result, there is a need for highly-trained accounting professionals with critical thinking skills and integrity. Come be a part of it!

    Why is now an exciting time for professional accountants?
    • Globalization of capital markets
    • Worldwide movement towards one accounting language
    • Shift from rules-based to judgment-based accounting standards
    • Technology-driven corporate reporting
    • Emergence of non-financial and environmental stewardship reporting

    The Jones Graduate School of Business is thrilled to announce the return of the Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree, beginning in the fall of 2016.

    Why the Rice MAcc?
    • World-class accounting faculty
    • Curriculum designed for students with non-business undergraduate academic backgrounds
    • Just one year to launch a career
    • Segue into global professional services firms
    • Accomplished and supportive alumni network
    • Scholarships to attract diverse, bright talent



    News & Noteworthy

    • Benjamin Lansford

      Jones Graduate School of Business to start Master of Accounting program next year

      The Jones Graduate School of Business is relaunching its one-year Master of Accounting (MAcc) program, beginning in fall 2016.

    • James S. Turley

      Jones School to launch James S. Turley-Ernst & Young Leadership Development Initiative

      Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business has received a $2.5 million gift to launch the James S. Turley-Ernst & Young Leadership Development Initiative. This new initiative will help Rice to re-establish its Master of Accounting (MAcc) program — subject to the approval of the Rice Faculty Senate — and train future business leaders in the accounting profession.

    • Tim Griffy

      Catching Up with Tim Griffy

      When Tim Griffy started college, he was focused on a different path than his eventual career. “Most kids don’t aspire to become accountants when they grow up. I was no different. I wanted to be a lawyer.” Until he took his first accounting course. “I really enjoyed it.”

    • PCAOB

      PCAOB at the Jones School

      In October of 2012, the Jones School accounting group emerged in the thick of transformative business thought when the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) hosted its third public meeting on auditor independence and audit firm rotation at Rice University.

    • Judgments

      Estimates and Judgments

      by John Fogarty '78

      After more than 35 years in the auditing profession, I have consistently failed to describe to non auditors and accountants what we do. Here goes another attempt!

  • Contact Information

    Benjamin Lansford, Director, Master of Accounting (MAcc) Program
    McNair Hall, Rm. 266, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University
    Phone: +1 713-348-2347 | Email: maccadmissions@rice.edu