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Master of Accountancy

Move your Accounting Career into the Fast Lane

The Master of Accountancy program at Florida Southern College is a 30 credit hour program that builds upon the technical accounting foundation obtained from a BA in Accounting. The MAcc prepares students for a professional career in accounting, while also fulfilling the eligibility requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam. FSC’s MAcc program is a hybrid program, as courses are offered in both an online and in-person format.

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)

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.

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.

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
William Quilliam, Ph.D.

Featured Faculty

William Quilliam

My teaching philosophy centers on the fact that I teach students how to learn. Specific facts will change during their careers, so I prepare them for a lifetime of continual learning. My classes at Florida Southern feature a lively atmosphere of discussion and engaged learning. I also foster student interaction with the accounting profession through my involvement with professional organizations such as the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Designed for Working Professionals

The hybrid, low-residency structure of the program allows working professionals the flexibility to upskill and complete the program in 16-24 months, leading to more opportunities for career advancement.

Program Details

Admission Requirements

  • Official undergraduate transcripts of all academic work with a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale*
  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement of Professional Goals
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference

Additional International Requirements

  • Official Translated Transcripts With Course By Course Evaluation**
  • Bank Letter Verifying Funds of Sponsor***
  • Sponsor's Guarantee Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS Score****
** SpanTran (discount available), Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., Josef Silny, or World Education Services or another similar approved transcript evaluation agency.
*** A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.
**** Must have completed an English language training program or at least one year at an English speaking institution to waive the TOEFL/IELTS testing requirement.

Additional Admission Requirements for Accounting

Completion of the following undergraduate courses (or approved equivalents) are required for admission into the MAcc program:

  • 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
  • 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 2010 Essentials of Economics

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


Base Required FeesCost
Tuition Per Credit Hour$850
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled$25 to $100

$250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit (Upon acceptance and applied toward your first semester tuition balance)

Scholarships Available

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are offered. The assistantship program offers tuition discounts in exchange for hours worked.

To be eligible to apply for a Graduate Assistantship position students must have:

  • Already been accepted into their chosen program
  • Submitted their GRE or GMAT scores.

Various Amounts

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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



William Quilliam, Ph.D. William Quilliam, Ph.D.

Accounting Department Chair

Associate Professor of Accounting

MAcc Program Director

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