4+1 or Early MAcc
Get Started EarlyCurrently enrolled accounting students are able to take advantage of two accelerated MAcc options. After earning 93 credit hours and achieving senior status, current accounting students are eligible to start graduate coursework.
Schedule a maximum of 12 graduate credit hours in your senior year billed at the undergraduate rate. Graduate with your bachelors degree as scheduled, and then graduate with your masters one year later! After earning your bachelors, the program is billed at the graduate rate.
Imagine completing two degrees during your time at FSC, and we’re not talking about a double major. We are talking about graduating with your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree — on the same day! Add an additional year of undergrad and take advantage of undergraduate aid* for all 5 years. The entire program is billed at the undergraduate rate.
*Federal and state aid may have credit hour limits
Start the MAcc after you graduate with your bachelors degree. The entire program is billed at the graduate rate, and you will finish in 16-24 months.
AACSB AccreditedAccreditation by AACSB is the mark of excellence in business education earned by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide.
Hybrid Format: On-Campus and Online Model
Students get the benefit of a flexible schedule that can be tailored to their individual lifestyle: Of the total 30-hours of coursework, 14 hours are offered in a convenient online format while 16 hours are offered in a hybrid, low-residency format. The hybrid model consists of in-person classes every other Saturday, with the rest of the work online (7 Saturday classes during each of the Fall and Spring semesters)
Professional Certification Prep
The MAcc program provides everything you need to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination in Florida and most other states. Additionally, CPA Exam Reviews can be taken as a part of the elective courses in the MAcc program.
Gain Marketable Skills
The MAcc program is designed to build strong analytical reasoning and problem solving skills and to enhance effective communication with dynamic course content and an emphasis on real-world applications.
Students select a faculty mentor and conduct consequential research related to a relevant and timely accounting topic of their choosing. This experience builds a strong foundation in technical writing and communication skills.
Multiple faculty members have been recognized as FICPA Outstanding Educators. Faculty have extensive experience and engage in practical research resulting in publications in a variety of journals. Professionals provide additional perspectives through classroom presentations. Our low student to faculty ratio allows for increased personal interactions and direct mentorship.
The program affords various opportunities to network with professionals in the marketplace through our annual Accounting-only “Moc” Interviews and Career Fair, and other engaging networking events throughout the year. The program is supported by the Institute of Accounting Excellence board.Learn More
- Overall (cumulative) GPA of 3.0 at Florida Southern College
- GPA of 3.0 in Accounting (ACC) Courses
- Current Résumé
- Personal Statement of Professional Goals
- The essay should not exceed 2000 words, and should explain how your interest in pursuing the MAcc degree at Florida Southern College relates to your professional/career goals. Your essay should also share which accelerated program specifically you would like to pursue; the Early MAcc or the 4+1 MAcc.
- MAcc Director Approval
- Accelerated MAcc Agreement Form
Additional International Requirements
- Valid Passport
Additional Admission Requirements for 4+1 or Early MAcc
Required Undergraduate Accounting Courses
- ACC 2111 Foundations of Financial Accounting
- ACC 2112 Foundations of Managerial Accounting
- ACC 3111 Financial Accounting I
- ACC 3112 Financial Accounting II
- ACC 3211 Cost Accounting
- ACC 4411 Federal Taxation
- ACC 4511 Auditing
Required Undergraduate Business Courses
- BUS 2217 Principles of Management
- BUS 3160 Marketing Principles
- BUS 3311 Legal Environment of Business
- BUS 3453 Managerial Finance
- BUS 4999 Seminar in Strategic Management of the Business Enterprise
- ECO 2205/2207 Principles of Micro & Macroeconomics OR
- ECO 2010 Essentials of Economics
Offered in a convenient hybrid of traditional and online coursework, with students meeting in a classroom on campus two Saturdays per month and the remaining assignments completed in a convenient online format.
Required Courses - 20 hours
|Course Number||Course Name|
|ACC 6120||Corporate Taxation|
|ACC 6140||Taxation of Partnerships and Estates|
|ACC 6200||Auditing with Accounting Information Systems|
|ACC 6300||Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting|
|ACC 6400||Advanced Managerial Accounting|
|ACC 6989||Accounting Research|
|ACC 6999||Accounting Capstone Project|
Elective Courses - 10 hours
|Course Number||Course Name|
|ACC 6220||Governmental Accounting|
|ACC/BUS 6420||Data Analytics|
|ACC 6500||CPA Review Course*|
|ACC 6620||Ethics in Accounting|
|ACC 6640||Fraud Examination|
|BUS 6350||Business Law for Accountants|
MAcc Program Total - 30 hours
*Please note that the Florida State Board of Accountancy requires a total of 150 hours for CPA licensure, not to include ACC 6500 CPA Review Course.
While earning your bachelors, you are billed at the undergraduate rate. After you graduate with your bachelors, you are billed at the graduate rate of $850 per credit hour.
Adult & Grad Admissions
MAcc Virtual Information Session
Dec 12 6:00 PM
An online webinar for prospective graduate students to learn more about the Master of Accountancy program. This event is designed to present an overview of our MAcc program, provide an opportunity to connect with faculty, and hear from your admission counselor.