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Institute for Accounting Excellence

Institute for Accounting Excellence

The Institute for Accounting Excellence provides a best-in-class, student-focused accounting education for baccalaureate and graduate-level learners.


The Institute for Accounting Excellence (IAE) provides a best-in-class, student-focused accounting education for baccalaureate and graduate-level learners. Focused on teaching excellence supported by research and service, our faculty is committed to preparing our students for accounting careers through the use of engaged learning pedagogical techniques.

From the Director, Dr. Brian K. Hasson

I look forward to building on the foundation set by my predecessor, Dr. Lynn Clements, the founding Director of the IAE, in the coming years. We are focused on the development of a ‘next stage’ strategy for the IAE. With an aspirational outlook and high impact expectations, the IAE leadership will seek to serve our many constituencies, including our undergraduate and graduate accounting students, alumni, employers and the accounting profession, with distinction. I encourage you to contact me should you have suggestions for improvement and growth of our Institute or the accounting program at FSC. We look forward to working with you.


Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Graduates of the Florida Southern College MAcc program are prepared academically and intellectually to successfully complete the Uniform CPA Examination, and to assume increasingly complex accounting and financial reporting responsibilities. The core courses in the MAcc program meet two Saturdays per month with the remaining assignments to be completed online (i.e., a hybrid format). The path of academic preparation that leads to passing the CPA exam can be also be accomplished in our accounting program through the CPA Licensure Certificate Program, and the MBA with CPA Licensure Certificate Program.

Continuing Professional Education for CPAs

As part of our ongoing efforts to positively and consequentially impact our various constituencies, we are in the initial stages of creating and implementing a strategic plan for the IAE, which will encompass our continuing education efforts. We expect the plan will lead the IAE, including our CPE and conference offerings, into our next stage of growth and impact. Once the planning process is complete, we will announce our goals and objectives to our customers, including how we expect to best provide continuing education services. As a result of the development-stage status of our strategy, we are not planning a CPE conference in the Fall of 2018.

The Journal of Accounting and Free Enterprise (JAFE)

The Journal of Accounting and Free Enterprise is listed in Cabell’s journal directory and has a 20-25% acceptance rate. JAFE was created in 2014 to provide an outlet for high-quality research articles in the field of accounting and free enterprise. The mission of the Journal of Accounting and Free Enterprise (JAFE) is to publish research articles that address important issues in accounting as they relate to free enterprise in the following areas: financial accounting, forensic accounting, income taxation, management accounting, accounting information systems, auditing, the public interest, and the development of accounting thought as to policies and institutions.

Questions? Contact

Meredith Prokuski

Program Coordinator

Dr. Brian K. Hasson, CPA

Program Director
Assistant Professor of Accounting