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MAcc - Master of Accountancy

Move your Accounting Career into the Fast Lane

Got an eye on graduate school? Our Master of Accountancy program prepares you for the Uniform CPA Examination and meets the 150-hour academic requirement to become a CPA. Specifically designed for working professionals, our program combines rigorous online coursework and traditional face-to-face classes

How long does it take to launch a successful accounting career? At Florida Southern, as few as 16 months! Our accelerated MAcc satisfies the 150-semester-hour requirement for CPA licensure, and you only have two in-class meetings per month! The rest of the coursework can be completed online around your schedule. At the conclusion of this program, you will be fully prepared for CPA licensure.

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Online Info Session for Graduate Business

April 21

An online webinar for prospective students interested in business. We will cover graduate programs offered by the School of Business at Florida Southern College.

Apply today to start next term
Monday, May 10, 2021

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

Top Reasons to choose MAcc - Master of Accountancy at florida southern college

AACSB Accredited

Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the mark of excellence in business education earned by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide.

Be Prepared

Our accounting program prepares a student to complete the 150-hour academic requirement to become a CPA, and includes a CPA Review Course to help you prepare for the exam.

Expert Faculty

Our faculty are CPAs with significant practical experience, including active tax practices, former experience with major accounting firms, and fraud investigation.

Connected

Network with professionals at meetings of the Florida Institute of CPAs, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Competitive Advantage

Comprehensive course offerings include forensic accounting as well as courses in tax, cost accounting, and auditing.

CPA Licensure

Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree will prepare the student for CPA licensure, including 150 hours of academic credit.

According to the 2018 GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey

94% of students in a MAcc program stated earning their degree was personally and professionally rewarding.

Featured Accounting Faculty

Dr. William Quilliam
- Chair of Accounting

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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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
  • GRE/GMAT* Scores
  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement of Professional Goals
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference

* If you have not yet taken the GMAT, we may be able to help cover the cost. See if you qualify for a GRE/GMAT waiver.

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****

** Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., Josef Silny, SpanTran, 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.

2020-2021

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $800
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