Executive Master of Accounting (EMAC)

The Executive Master of Accounting (EMAC) program provides the educational groundwork for achieving professional goals with five unique concentrations to suit diverse interests and aspirations. This degree is administered by the Office of Executive Education within our AACSB-accredited College of Business at Florida Atlantic University.

Utilizing a hybrid learning format, the program delivers an outstanding educational experience designed to equip graduates with a Master of Accounting degree suitable for roles in private and public accounting, as well as government agencies.

The courses of the EMAC program may be used to satisfy the education requirements of the CPA and other professional licenses.

Program Start Dates

  • Spring semester begins January 13, 2024
  • Summer semester begins May 11, 2024
  • Fall semester begins August 24, 2024

The program also accommodates students with non-accounting undergraduate degrees, by offering the flexibility to complete the curriculum with an additional 2-5 courses, depending on their chosen concentration. These additional courses are integrated into the program schedule, eliminating the need for prerequisite courses outside of the program. Depending on career trajectory and areas of interest, students can choose from various concentrations for focused expertise in a specialized accounting area: 

The program allows a dual concentration between Forensic Accounting & Digital Accounting Forensics and Data Analytics by completing 2 - 3 additional courses. The dual concentration can be selected before or during the program. 

Attendance Format:  

  • Fully Online: Access to recorded lectures 24/7 
    •   Asynchronous, no set times for class attendance 
  • Live-Streamed: Weekly live-streamed lectures on Saturday mornings from anywhere around the world  
  • On-Campus: Attend optional in-person lectures (3 - 4 times per semester) on our Davie Campus once-a-month on Saturday (requires health immunization forms)
  • Combine all three options at no extra cost to you 

Program Duration:  

  • 12 – 36 months (1 - 3 years) 
  • 10 – 15 courses / 30 - 45 credits   

Course Schedule and Time:  

  • Fall semesters: 2 courses (16 weeks)
  • Spring semesters: 2 courses (16 weeks)
  • Summer semesters: 1 course (12 weeks) 
  • Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM
  • Lecture duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes per course

Optional Once-a-month Class Location:  

  • Join us on the FAU Davie Campus, in the state-of-the-art Davie West Facility 
  • Breakfast and lunch included  

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