Master of Accounting: Accounting Information Systems (MAC - AIS)
With the growing need for accountants to be strong in Information Technology and well-versed with Information Systems, Florida Atlantic University offers the Master of Accounting Concentration in Accounting Information Systems [MAC (AIS)] to prepare graduates for the evolving technological future. The Master of Accounting Concentration in Accounting Information Systems program lays the educational foundation for professional and career goals, including, but not limited to, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. The Master of Accounting Concentration in Accounting Information Systems 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. The Master of Accounting Concentration in Accounting Information Systems emphasizes the building of skills necessary to succeed in the business community including teamwork, leadership, and the ability to communicate effectively. MAC (AIS) students must choose three approved information systems management courses as their program elections. In addition, students must take Information Technology Audit (ACG6625) as their accounting elective.
The School of Accounting gives students an opportunity to earn a MAC (AIS) 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 (AIS) 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 MAC (AIS) 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 area 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.