Master of Accountancy Degree

  • Total Credit Hours: 30

About this field

Accounting is the language of business and essential to understanding and navigating U.S. and multinational business environments.  Accounting summarizes, analyzes and reports financial transactions.  The financial reporting communicates the company’s operations, financial position and cash flows (via audited financial statements) to external users/stakeholders (investors, government, lenders, etc.).  In contrast, managerial reporting is used within the business organization (management and cost accounting) to make informed operational decisions.  The majors develop communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.  Students work with technology, receive a broad business foundation, and an intensive education in the accounting discipline.  The curriculum prepares students for the CPA license and other accounting certifications (e.g., CMA, CIA, etc.).

The Valdosta State Difference

Valdosta State University’s accounting program, one of several degree programs offered by the prestigious Langdale College of Business, builds upon a core business curriculum. Classes average just 25 students, enabling accounting majors to build strong relationships with faculty. Ninety percent of faculty members have their doctoral degrees and many are nationally recognized in their field for research publications. Students gain relevant work experience outside the classroom through the Valdosta State Co-op Program and by completing independent internships. Accounting students are encouraged to participate in Students in Free Enterprise, a nationally recognized, award-winning organization, and top students may be invited to participate in honor societies including Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi.

What You'll Learn

The graduate program in accounting is a one-year, full-time program in which students develop sound technical accounting, analytical, communication and technology skills. The curriculum prepares students for careers in public accounting, financial services, government and nonprofit organization and corporate finance. Students with undergraduate degrees in accounting who complete the Master of Accountancy program will have fulfilled all the educational requirements necessary to become a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia. 


  • Banks/financial institutions
  • Corporations
  • Government
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Public accounting firms
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  • Rea and Lillian Steele
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    Pendleton Drive
    Valdosta, GA 31698