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Master of Accounting

Master of Accounting (MAC) Program

The MAC program lays the educational foundation for professional and career goals, including but not limited to the CPA exam. It is designed to prepare graduates for careers in public accounting, industry and government. The program is committed to providing academic and cultural diversity as well as a progressive learning experience. It emphasizes the building of skills necessary to succeed in the business community including teamwork, leadership and the ability to communicate effectively.

Classroom, with Online Flexibility

The School of Accounting gives students an opportunity to earn a Master of Accounting degree primarily through traditional live interactive classrooms.   Most classes meet weekly on Monday – Thursday evenings, with occasional daytime classes. Most classes meet in Boca Raton, on our main campus; however, a few classes may meet on our Davie campus.

Understanding that our students lead busy lives, many of our courses are offered online through e-learning courses. While these online offerings are intended to provide additional flexibility to our students, the Flexible MAC is not designed to be completed solely online. If an online degree is desired, our Executive MAC is designed to be completed solely online and interested candidates should consider that program.

Students may be admitted to the Master of Accounting program with or without an undergraduate degree in accounting or business. However, students without an undergraduate degree in business or accounting are required to take foundation courses in addition to the thirty semester hours required for the degree.

MAC Program Requirements

10 Courses / 30 Semester Hours

Core Courses – 6 Courses / 18 Semester Hours

  • Graduate Business Communications Applications GEB6215
  • Advanced Accounting Theory ACG6135
  • Advanced Financial Reporting and Accounting Concepts ACG6138
  • Concepts of Federal Income Tax TAX6025
  • Advanced Accounting Information Systems ACG6475
  • Advanced Audit ACG6655

Accounting Elective – 1 Course / 3 Semester Hours

Any 6000-level ACG or TAX course EXCEPT

  • Foundation Courses (ACG6027, ACG6137, ACG6347 or ACG6635),
  • Core Courses (see above), or
  • ACG6315 (the Accounting course for non-Accounting MBAs)

Program Electives – 3 Courses / 9 Semester Hours

Made up of any combination of 3 of the following:

  • Any courses that qualify as Accounting Electives (see above),
  • Up to two (2) 5000-level ACG or TAX courses, and
  • Any 6000-level other Business Graduate course, excluding Foundation or Core courses (excluding ECO6008, FIN6406, GEB6215, MAR6055 and QMB6603)

Foundation requirements for business students without an undergraduate accounting degree

  • Cost Accounting Theory and Practice ACG6347
  • Financial Reporting and Accounting Concepts ACG6137
  • Auditing Theory and Practice ACG6635

Foundation requirements for students without an undergraduate business degree

  • Data Analysis for Managers QMB6603
  • Modern Economic Concepts/Theories ECO6008
  • Financial Accounting Concepts ACG6027
  • Financial Management FIN6406
  • Marketing Functions/Processes MAR6055
  • Cost Accounting Theory and Practice ACG6347
  • Financial Reporting and Accounting Concepts ACG6137
  • Auditing Theory and Practice ACG6635

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