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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020, and demand for thorough financial documentation is expected to increase in response to recent financial crises and subsequent financial regulations.”

Whether you’re interested in auditing, tax, forensic accounting or management, GW’s Master of Accountancy (MAccy) program prepares you for professional certification as a CPA and a successful career in the world’s leading accounting and consulting firms, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Experienced accountants are more crucial today than ever before. From fighting terrorism with the FBI and corporate corruption with the SEC, to helping organizations large and small navigate an increasingly complex tangle of tax regulations, accountants are driving business and the business of government.

Tailored to your career objectives, the Master of Accountancy program consists of 30 credits available to qualifying students who possess a bachelor’s degree from a U.S.-accredited university.


To prepare students for entry into the Accounting profession, and in the long term, to make significant contributions to both private and public organizations in the global economy.

Learning Goals

Students will build the following skills:

  • Technical Knowledge
    Gain a comprehensive foundation in the technical knowledge of accounting.
  • Ethical Awareness
    Behave ethically and demonstrate responsibility in organizations and society.
  • Critical Thinking
    Exhibit problem-solving and analytical capability for sound accounting decision making.
  • Oral and Written Communication
    Communicate effectively in the workplace.

Master of Accountancy students at GW benefit from:

  • Opportunities for internships with global organizations including the Big-4, SEC, IRS, FBI, GAO, World Bank, IMF, IFC, Peace Corps, Red Cross and more.
  • Top-notch faculty working in some of the world’s most influential firms and organizations, such as PWC, KPMG and Deloitte, help students cultivate important industry contacts.
  • A richly diverse student body with representation from countries that include Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Moldova, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Taiwan and Turkey as well as the United States.
  • A flexible program structure that allows students to pursue their degree on a full-time or part-time basis.
  • Access to all the resources of GWSB, including its strong reputation in government and industry, large alumni network, and active career center.
  • Proximity to government and industry institutions like the IRS, SEC, FBI, Treasury Department, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and many other influential organizations.

Join our LinkedIn Group

Connect, network, and get acquainted with fellow GWSB grad students in your academic program, and learn about upcoming professional development opportunities, student engagement events, online events and more.
Please note: this group is only open to current students and alumni.

Register for the Info Session on November 15

Join us online on November 15 at 9:00 a.m. ET to learn about the Master of Accountancy program and potential careers in accounting. Speakers include the faculty director and alumni of the program. Registration is required to attend.



Academic Program

The Master of Accountancy program at GW prepares students for high-level professional careers in the public and private sectors.


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The program admits students for the fall and spring semesters. Only complete applications submitted with all required materials can be considered for admission.

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