Our emphasis on real-world application trains you for roles in professional, industrial, managerial or governmental accounting—and prepares you for CPA licensure through a robust curriculum and CPA Review Program.
Your degree in Accounting will cover essentials such as taxation, management accounting, financial accounting, auditing, and accounting information systems. While these classes are intended to prepare you for professional certification, this degree also serves as a foundation for graduate study in accounting, or law, or can launch you into a career in business administration.
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.
Florida Southern’s Accounting program has three Florida Institute of CPAs Outstanding Educator Award winners teaching our students.
You’ll gain exposure to all areas of accounting — financial, tax, cost/managerial, auditing, information systems, and forensics.
In addition to the chance to gain resume-boosting experience, we make it easy to pursue the path of professional licensure and an advanced degree.
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Brandon Smith, CPAProperty Accountant at NextEra Energy
Imagine completing two degrees at the same time — and we’re not talking about a double major. We’re talking a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree — in accounting!
Stay an extra two semesters at Florida Southern and extend your undergraduate experience while taking graduate-level accounting courses. Once you finish, you’ll be attending two graduation ceremonies on the same day — one in the morning to obtain your bachelor’s degree in accounting, and another that very afternoon to grab that master’s degree.
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.
Our faculty are CPAs with significant practical experience, including active tax practices, former experience with major accounting firms, and fraud investigation.
Network with professionals at meetings of the Florida Institute of CPAs, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Comprehensive course offerings include forensic accounting as well as courses in tax, cost accounting, and auditing.
In ACC 3111 Financial Accounting I, you can expect to delve into the conceptual framework of accounting and master skills required when preparing financial statements, determining income, and knowing the steps related to assets and liabilities.
Schedule a campus tour or take our video tour of one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Participate in our daily online Admission Info Session or a MocTalk webinar to learn more about Florida Southern.
Get a head start on your way to CPA Licensure.
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.
Florida Southern students receive a multitude of opportunities to interact with a variety of companies and firms to help build a foundation for their future careers. Through internships, case studies, and other hands-on learning, our accounting graduates are prepared for professional employment and boast a 100% placement rate upon graduation.
Network with accounting professionals at meetings of the Florida Institute of CPAs, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Many extra-curricular organizations are associated with this program, including the Accounting Student Association and the Dean's Advisory Council
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