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4+1 or Early MAcc

Get Started Early

Currently 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.

4+1 MAcc

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.

Early MAcc

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

Traditional MAcc

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 Accredited

Accreditation by AACSB is the mark of excellence in business education earned by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide.

Top Reasons

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.

Expert Faculty

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.

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Meet Our Mocs

Charles Gotsch
Chase Ibbotson
Daphne Compere
Edgar Sandoval
Katie Sharp
Rea Joerger

Program Details

Admission Requirements

  • 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
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Course Delivery


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 NumberCourse Name
ACC 6120Corporate Taxation
ACC 6140Taxation of Partnerships and Estates
ACC 6200Auditing with Accounting Information Systems
ACC 6300Advanced Financial Accounting & Reporting
ACC 6400Advanced Managerial Accounting
ACC 6989Accounting Research
ACC 6999Accounting Capstone Project
Total Core20

Elective Courses - 10 hours

Course NumberCourse Name
ACC 6220Governmental Accounting
ACC/BUS 6420Data Analytics
ACC 6500CPA Review Course*
ACC 6620Ethics in Accounting
ACC 6640Fraud Examination
ACC 6960Internship
BUS 6350Business Law for Accountants
Total Electives10

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.

Program Costs

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.

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MAcc Virtual Information Session

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.

Location: Online

Program Contact

Shani Lizardi Shani Lizardi

Associate Director of Adult and Graduate Admission