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MAcc - 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.

Online

MAcc Virtual Information Session

February 16

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, May 15, 2023

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

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 MAcc - Master of Accountancy 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)

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.

Research

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.

Connected

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.

Dr. William Quilliam
- Accounting Department Chair

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.

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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

Hybrid

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.

  • 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

* If you have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from your bachelor degree, then you meet the requirements for a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) exemption.

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 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.

2022-2023

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $825
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)

*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.

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