Degree Programs

Throughout the last decade, the accounting profession has become more complex and challenging. In recognition of this growing complexity, 150-hours of education has been mandated by most states as a requirement for candidates to sit for the CPA exam. In Maryland, the 150-hour requirement became effective July 1, 2000.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the national professional organization of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in the United States. It sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, non-profit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It also develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination.  To learn all about the CPA examination process, as well as educational and experience requirements for licensure visit AICPA’s website This Way to CPA.

The Loyola accounting program, with the advice of its accounting advisory board, has established a 150-hour program that enables accounting students to earn a bachelor's degree in accounting after four years and a Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree at the end of the fifth year. Loyola's MAcc Program is designed for recent Accounting graduates who want immediate, high-quality coursework relevant to the profession to help complete the 150-hour requirement in time to start their careers without delay.  To learn more about Loyola’s MAcc Program visit the MAcc page.

The undergraduate catalog provides the course requirements to major in accounting. The graduate catalog provides the course requirements for the MAcc degree.

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Graduate Programs

Professional's MBA

Designed for a range of working professionals looking to pursue their MBA at their own pace

  • Weeknight classes
  • Study at your own pace
  • Offered at Timonium and Columbia Graduate centers
  • Transfer up to 12 credits to/from the M.S. in Finance
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Emerging Leaders MBA

A one-year full-time cohort program targeting immediate graduates or those early in their career

  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Offered at Evergreen Campus in Baltimore
  • Internship in your target industry
  • Domestic field experience
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Executive MBA

A Saturday program for senior managers and executives

  • Saturdays only, summers off, 5-semester program
  • Offered at Timonium Graduate Center
  • 9-day international field study experience
  • Domestic field experience
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Master of Science in Finance

A part-time, evening program for professionals who have a true enthusiasm for financial leadership

  • Weeknight classes; study at your own pace
  • Prepare for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams
  • All professional backgrounds welcome
  • Offered at Timonium and Columbia Graduate centers
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Master of Accounting

A full time 12-month program for those with an accounting undergrad degree or equivalent accounting coursework

  • 30 credits toward 150 hour licensure requirement
  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Part-time schedule option available
  • Offered at Evergreen Campus in Baltimore
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Cyber Security Certificate

A part-time, one-year, graduate certificate program open to any business professional seeking management-level certification and desiring to learn more about information assurance in the broader field of cyber security

  • One-year, part-time program
  • Weeknight classes
  • Offered at Columbia Graduate Center
  • Five courses, 15 credits
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Accounting Certificate

A three-month graduate program for credits toward the 150-hour requirement for CPA licensure

  • 12 credit, May–July program
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
  • Offered at Loyola's Evergreen campus
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