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The Integrated Master of Accountancy (IMAcc) degree is the fifth year of an integrated curriculum designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a certified public accountant.

Students are admitted to the IMAcc program in the spring of their junior year (Not an accounting major? Our Graduate Master of Accountancy may interest you).

Admission is limited to students in the undergraduate program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison or nearby schools that have developed agreements with the program (currently Carthage College). The graduate year is designed to build on an internship experience through in-depth study of accounting issues. The graduate year also provides students with some flexibility to promote breadth of knowledge across a number of business disciplines (e.g., accounting theory, auditing, taxation, information systems, applications, and policy and decision making). Careers as professional accountants in public accounting, financial institutions, government, industry, or nonprofit organizations are possible upon graduation.

About IMAcc-Taxation

The Master of Accountancy degree allows for a major in taxation and is designed for students preparing for a career in tax. Only students admitted to the IMAcc or GMAcc program are eligible for this major. The taxation program stresses in-depth study of tax law in a variety of areas, including business tax, individual and estate tax planning, multijurisdictional tax issues, and tax administration. The courses for the IMAcc-Taxation degree are closely integrated with law school tax offerings and, in many cases, are cross-listed with the law school. In addition, the IMAcc-Taxation degree requires additional courses in auditing, financial reporting theory, or consulting.

The application process for the IMAcc program is two-fold.

To apply for the IMAcc program in spring 2017, you will submit an online application.  The program director will send an e-mail with a link to the application over winter break. If you are studying abroad in spring 2017, your application is due during October 2016 (attend the IMAcc information session for specifics). The due date for all other students is January 27, 2017.

Following your admission to the program as an IMAcc candidate and at the start of your senior year, you will apply to the graduate school and complete a separate application process, which includes taking the GMAT exam and preparing certain additional essays/writings. The graduate school application is an online application and your contact for questions is Kristen Fuhremann at kristen.fuhremann@wisc.edu.

Prospective Students (Juniors) / Class Profile

You are strongly encouraged to attend Accounting Awareness (announced in AIS 100), The Future is Now (October of your junior year), the IMAcc Information Session (October of your junior year) and receive undergraduate advisement from the Wisconsin BBA Advising Center, 3150 Grainger Hall, here at the Wisconsin School of Business. Further, each student is encouraged to be registered on BuckyNet.

The average GMAT score of the 2016 IMAcc graduating class was 640. The average GPA of the same class was 3.6.


Applications are taken during January of your junior year. Once applications are received, you will be scheduled for a half-hour interview with one or more faculty members. The timetable is as follows:

Event Date

  • Applications due to Departmental Office Late January*
  • Admission Interviews with Faculty February
  • Notification of Admittance Early March
  • Interviews for Internship Monday/Tuesday Following Finals
  • Notification of Internship Placement Early June

*If you plan on studying abroad, you need to contact the department early in the fall of your junior year and adhere to an alternate timetable.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available from the following sources:

  • Paid internship (spring of your senior year)
  • Teaching assistant (TA) appointments in the graduate year (competitive; approximately 40% of all MAcc students received a TA position in the last appointment period—i.e., for the 2015-2016 academic year)
  • Scholarships (several IMAcc students that started in fall 2015 received scholarships in the graduate year totaling $80,000, in the range of $1,000–$5,000)

The paid internships yield a salary of approximately $6,000–$8,000. The competitive teaching assistantship and project assistantship appointments waive a semester of tuition (students teach for only one semester) and also pay a stipend of several thousand dollars.

Tuition Information

2016-2017 Academic Year

Tuition, Fees,
Minnesota Resident
Tuition* $15,893.60 $32,164.00
Segregated Fees** $1,214.80 $1,214.80 $1,214.80
Program Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Yearly Total $17,108.40 $33.378.80 $33.378.80
*Tuition prices vary from year to year. **Segregated Fee rate is updated each summer pending decision by UW Board of Regents.

For more information on tuition and fees, please click here and you will be linked to the registrar’s website. Use the Business Masters category under Student Career.


All questions should be directed to Kristen Fuhremann, director, at kfuhremann@bus.wisc.edu.

The MAcc degree is designed to build on the internship experience through in-depth study of accounting issues. The curriculum is as follows (30 total credits):

A minimum of 4 of the courses listed below:

  • AIS 603 Financial Statement Analysis
  • AIS 621 Corporate Taxation
  • AIS 631 Information Technology, Risk & Assurance Services
  • AIS 706 Advanced Financial Reporting**
  • AIS 770 Seminar in Financial Accounting
  • AIS 771 Seminar in Strategic Cost Management
  • AIS 765 Capstone Course

+ Additionally, you must complete a minimum of four and a maximum of six elective graduate courses. 

The MAcc year also provides students with some flexibility to promote breadth of knowledge across a number of business disciplines.

**All Accounting students MUST take AIS 706, Advanced Financial Reporting.

The MAcc degree is a 30-credit program.  Students who were able to complete AIS 603, 706 or 621 during their undergraduate studies may apply a maximum of six credits to the 30-credit requirement as long as those credits were not used to achieve the 120-credits required to earn a BBA degree.  In this scenario, students must complete a minimum of 24 credits during the MAcc year.


Lindsay G. Acker
Lecturer, Accounting Department

Dereck Barr-Pulliam
Assistant Professor
BBA, MS, Ph.D.

Fabio Gaertner
Assistant Professor
BS, MS, Ph.D.

Emily Griffith
Assistant Professor
BBA, MS, Ph.D.

Dan Lynch
Assistant Professor
BS, MS, Ph.D.

Ella Mae Matsumura
Associate Dean of the Full-Time MBA Program, Director of Beyer Center, Professor
BA, MS, Ph.D.

Brian Mayhew
Executive Director of the Arthur Andersen Center for Financial Reporting and Control
BBA, Ph.D.

Ann O'Brien
Senior Lecturer

Larry Rittenberg
Emeritus - Teaching

Logan Steele
Assistant Professor
BA, MBA, Ph.D.

Tyler Thomas
Assistant Professor
Professor, Assistant
BA, MBA, Ph.D.

Terry Warfield
Department Chair of Accounting & Information Systems
BS, MBA, Ph.D.

John Wild
BBA, MS, Ph.D.

Director: Kristen Fuhremann, kfuhremann@bus.wisc.edu

Chair: Professor R.D. Nair, rnair@bus.wisc.edu