Building on our successful undergraduate accounting major, the Master of Arts in Accounting program at Hendrix provides the technical, theoretical, and interpersonal skills that today's students need for successful careers in industry, public accounting, not-for-profit organizations, financial institutions, governmental organizations, education, and consulting.
Our program prepares students to sit for the Arkansas CPA examination and may enable graduates to waive certain MBA and other graduate program courses.
With a broad perspective beyond traditional accounting, our program includes learning opportunities in economics, statistics, finance, and law. Our courses develop and enhance quantitative problem-solving and decision-making skills, while extensive use of computer applications, business simulations, and real-world data prepares students for the rigorous requirements of the business world. Small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio provide individualized and specialized instruction.
Completion of a bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting, Economics, or Economics and Business is required for admission to the master's program.
Recommended undergraduate course preparation includes:
At least three upper-level Accounting courses such as:
At least two upper-level Economics courses such as:
Because CPA exam requirements vary by state, students should be informed of the prerequisites required by the state in which they plan to take the exam. The state of Arkansas requires 150 semester hours for licensure. The Hendrix M.A. in Accounting program will provide 32 semester hours toward that total. See the State of Arkansas CPA exam prerequisites at
Our program prepares graduates for professional accounting positions and advanced degree programs
Our graduates have a high success rate on the CPA examination and securing job opportunities with companies such as:
Our alumni have also earned graduate and law degrees from renowned schools including:
To apply you will need to submit the following items:
Items should be emailed to Dr. Lyle Rupert at
or mailed to:
Admission preference will be given to applicants who submit their applications prior to February 15.
We highly recommended a campus visit. It provides the opportunity to talk with current students and faculty, visit a class, and tour the campus. Campus visits should be scheduled at least one week in advance. Please contact Dr. Lyle Rupert at 501-450-1237 or
to schedule a visit.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Rupert at
Transfer credit for graduate courses can be accepted subject to the following conditions and restrictions:
More details about transfer credits can
be obtained from the Hendrix College catalog.
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