MAcc Valuation

Valuation Curriculum

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation is an accelerated, all-inclusive 12-month program that prepares you for a career in the dynamic field of valuation. Small class sizes and courses taken with MBA, MS Finance and MAcc Assurance students help maximize learning and enable you to build a valuable global network of business connections. As part of the program, Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation also offers the opportunity for a paid internship from January to mid-March with a leading global professional services firm.

As a Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation student, you will have the unique opportunity to prepare to sit for both the CFA and CPA exams using the Schweser CFA and Becker CPA review courses. Vanderbilt has partnered with Schweser and Becker to offer review courses on campus. Students sit for both exams concurrent with taking the respective review courses.

Entering students need to have demonstrated strong academic performance in prior university studies. Students must have completed introductory courses in accounting, corporate finance, mathematics and economics; and intermediate-level courses in microeconomics, calculus and statistics from an accredited school, with a grade of ‘B’ or better. Many students are admitted to the program before these requirement are met, with the expectation that requirements will be met before starting the program. Any additional prerequisite requirements will be determined on an individual basis, as some students may need to develop core competencies prior to the start of the program.


MAcc Valuation Curriculum at a Glance—35 Credit Hours

*Degree requirements and course information are subject to change.  Click here to view the most recent Course Catalog containing academic policies, degree requirements and individual course descriptions for each of our degree programs. Current students should consult YES (Your Enrollment Services), Vanderbilt's online student services application for current course descriptions and course offerings.

MAcc Valuation Curriculum Chart

Immersion Week

Taking place between Mods 1 and 2, Immersion Week is filled with professional development activities. Guest speakers from each of our partner firms will lead discussions about a variety of subjects, such as legal liability, corporate governance, Washington lobbying and fraudulent financial reporting. You will complete the Owen program Business Research for Valuation Professionals where you learn to evaluate the quality and value of data or information sources and develop a facility with Capital IQ and Bloomberg, preparing you for the duties of your internship. Beyond the classroom, you will have formal interviews each day and social events each night with Big Four partner firms. These events offer unparalleled access to career opportunities through representatives of Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC.