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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.


MAcc Virtual Information Session

June 21

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.

Apply today to start next term
Monday, June 26, 2023

Admission is contingent upon cumulative GPA as of the end of the semester prior to entry.

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 to choose 4+1 or Early MAcc at florida southern college

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

My position as a Staff Consultant in the Technology Risk practice at the Tampa office of EY would not have been possible without FSC.  Ranging from the vast professional network of Prof. Celina Jozsi, to the coursework that prepared me for the CPA exam, to the College's assistance with landing multiple internships prior to starting full-time, I was fortunate to gain both academic and practical experience that has proven to be invaluable to me in my current role.

Chase Ibbotson

Joining Florida Southern's accounting program has been the best decision I have made. The knowledge and mentorships that were gained during my tenure in Florida Southern's accounting program not only allowed me to excel in the classroom and CPA exam but also led me to a role in the public accounting industry. Currently, working in the public accounting industry I am confident and efficient in the decision making and procedures that are needed on the job.

Daphne Compere

My favorite aspect of FSC’s accounting program is the small intimate classrooms and all the supportive accounting professors. During my time here, I was able to secure an internship at Adamson+Co, an accounting firm in Winter Haven. It is both rewarding and exciting that I am able to use the skills I have acquired within the program in actual practice!

Edgar Sandoval

The relationships I was able to forge with my professors during my time at FSC was instrumental in my securing a career after graduation. The intimate classroom settings, the comprehensive coursework, and the outside-of-classroom experiences offered by the program are unmatched in the area. Were it not for my professors dedicating themselves to seeing students succeed beyond the classroom, I would not find myself where I am at today: at a multi-national accounting firm working alongside brilliant minds thanks to a professor who saw something in me.

Katie Sharp

My interactions with professors and peers have been a great experience so far. The professors are here to help students succeed and to find internships that will eventually land them a full-time offer. This summer, I worked as a tax intern with BDO. BDO is the 5th largest accounting firm globally, and they offer tax, assurance and financial advisory services.

Rea Joerger

"Florida Southern’s Accounting program and faculty aided me in preparing, networking and ultimately securing a job with one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms. The experience of all the accounting professors goes far beyond the classroom, which has assisted and inspired me throughout my education."

Rea Joerger passed all four parts (AUD, REG, FAR and BEC) of the CPA exam while completing her MAcc degree! The CPA is a rigorous exam, evidenced by the low pass rates. As of 2022, the CPA national average pass rates for the first time exams are as follows: AUD 46.35%, BEC 57.33%, FAR 44.95%, REG 60.03%. We are so proud of Rea!

Program Details


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.

  • 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

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
  • MKT 3160 Marketing Principles
  • BUS 3311 Legal Environment of Business
  • FIN 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

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

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
Total Core 20

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
ACC 6960 Internship
BUS 6350 Business Law for Accountants
Total Electives 10

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.

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules. $250 Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit (Upon acceptance and applied toward your first-semester tuition balance.)

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.

*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.

Master of Accountancy

The Master of Accountancy program at Florida Southern College is a 30-semester-hour program that builds upon the technical accounting foundation obtained from a BA in Accounting.

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Program Contact

Shani Lizardi

Associate Director of Adult and Graduate Admission

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