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.
The Master of Accounting degree program is selective. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Students who have an undergraduate degree in accounting or other business are are preferable to those who do not have such degrees. Students who have been dismissed from any traditional (non-Executive) MAC or TAX program are not eligible for re-admission.
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